Join and Support Us

There are so many ways you can get involved and support us, from joining our Friends scheme, volunteering or even fundraising for our projects – every little helps us to continue our work and inspire the local community through theatre.

Forest Forge’s commitment to developing new and challenging work makes them one of the most exciting companies to work with outside of London.
Paul Hewitt, Playwright

Become A Friend

Join the Forest Forge family! Our work can only happen with donations and support from our Friends and your membership will enable us to continue to touch the lives of thousands of people.

Our Friends scheme currently has two types of membership, Friends of Forest Forge for individuals or couples, and Many Friends for groups or organisations looking to support us.

By becoming a Friend of Forest Forge you will receive:

  • Exclusive offers and discounts to select performances and workshops at our Ringwood theatre
  • Member newsletters
  • Membership card
  • Invitation to special Forest Forge events, previews and receptions
  • Complimentary show programmes

We simply ask for a minimum donation of £20 for an individual, £35 for couples/joint membership and £50 for organisations. Should you wish to donate more, we would be very grateful.

To become a Friend today, please click on the Virgin Money Giving button below, and then email us separately your name, postal address and contact number for us to send you out your membership card.

Alternatively, email us on or call 01425 470188.


I have laughed, cried and been blown away! Deeply moved and can’t believe something so totally brilliant is right here on my doorstep.
Audience member about FLOW (July 2016), Playwright


As a registered charity, we rely on the generous donations from our supporters and funders. Your support enables us to create professional performances, deliver our Creative Learning programme, run our Youth Theatre and Act Your Age drama group, support local artists and inspire our local community through theatre. Every penny donated goes directly to supporting our work.

Make a donation online now with Virgin Money Giving.


I can’t believe such an amazing evening happened in Ringwood!
Audience member about FLOW (July 2016), Playwright


Have you got a passion for the arts? Would you like to get involved in your local theatre? Becoming one of our team of volunteer ambassadors is a truly rewarding experience and you would play a vital part of our work here at Forest Forge.

As a volunteer ambassador, you could be involved in providing front of house support when we host performances and events at our Ringwood theatre, representing Forest Forge at our touring venues or at community events, supporting fundraising campaigns, or even just offering a few hours of your time looking after our garden –  there are so many ways in which you can help!

If are interested in becoming a volunteer ambassador, please get in touch on or give us a call on 01425 470188.

Being part of Forest Forge Youth Theatre has given me lots of confidence and developed my interest in the arts, plus its really good fun and a great way to make friends with people you might not necessarily meet at school.
Ellie Bull, Youth Theatre member since 2011


We are always interested in connecting with local businesses who might be interested in supporting our outreach and educational initiatives across the New Forest.

If you are interested in having a chat about how we could work together, please email or call 01425 470188.

Youth Theatre has been a part of my life for 11 years, so I can’t remember my life without it. I’ve made so many great friends, and since starting all those years ago my confidence and self belief have grown considerably, which is all done to the amazing Youth Theatre leaders.
Abi Sibley, youth theatre member since 2005

Thank You To Our Funders

We are grateful for the generous support of our funders who make all our work possible. 

Hampshire County Council

New Forest District Council

Ringwood Town Council

The Zich Trust

Councillor Stephen Rippon Swaine

Children in Need


Thanks to Forest Forge for making the whole experience the high point of my UK tour. It was an honour and a good time! May all visiting artists saunter off into the forest, have a glass of wine and perform for a full house of open hearts. Fantastic.
Tanya Evanson, Performance poet