Construction began on the Red Brick in 1913 and since has had thousands of people through its doors serving the community in a wide variety of forms. The school was in use as a school until 1967 when it then became the Maintenance Building for the Yellowhead School Division.
The Red Brick faced demolition in 1984 when the maintenance department moved to a new facility. A group of concerned citizens formed a committee ECHO- Edson Cultural Heritage Organization to save the fine community heirloom. They became responsible for the renovations and operations of the building and continue to serve the Red Brick today.
In 1986 the Red brick was designated a Registered Historic Resource with the province of Alberta however with changes in Alberta Government Policy this designation was discontinued.
In 2009 the Red Brick was designated a Municipal Historic Resource.
Today, the Red Brick houses a 141 seat theatre, an art gallery, school room museum, resident dance company Essence Dance, The Leap Learning Centre and various other organizations.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
9 am to 4:30 pm
Weekends by Appointment Only.