CETC was formed in 1995 as part of a Christian Charity Organisation [Youth with a Mission Scotland]. This organisation had a remit to form a professional Theatre Company who would examine social issues through the use of Theatre. Being part of the Charity meant that there was financial and managerial support especially in the initial stages. There was an educational aspect to the company which provided workshops for schools and communities nationally and overseas and also bringing touring productions, teaching and participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. By October 2001 Cutting Edge Theatre Productions became a formal company.