Based in Ringwood in the heart of the New Forest, Forest Forge Theatre Company specialises in creating professional performances for our studio-theatre and on tour, supporting emerging artists and delivering Creative Learning projects with the ongoing aim of inspiring, engaging and transforming communities.

Touring Shows

Forest Forge has produced & toured shows since 1981 taking theatre to venues, communities, schools & village halls across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire & beyond.


Forest Forge programme theatre, spoken word, music, dance & performance events at our venue in Ringwood, both our own & hosting visiting companies.

Take Part

Forest Forge run a youth theatre & adult drama sessions led by theatre professionals. The company runs projects for schools, hospitals & community groups.


Forest Forge has a variety of creative spaces and equipment available to hire. Studio, workshop, paint frame, making room, and meeting room.


Forest Forge support & nurture artists at all stages of their careers, from development to production. There is also a thriving associate artists programme.

what’s on

Book our next rural touring Christmas show
Little Red Riding Hood – Book our next Christmas show now!
2019-05-13 08:00:00 to 2020-01-19 21:00:00
elevat 2019
elevate 2019
2019-07-02 19:00:00 to 2019-07-02 20:30:00
summer holiday theatre workshop
Summer Holiday Theatre Workshop
2019-08-12 10:00:00 to 2019-08-16 15:30:00
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classes and workshops

Waterside drama club
Waterside Drama Club
2019-04-24 16:45:00 to 2019-07-17 19:00:00
adult drama group – act your age!
‘Act Your Age’ Adult Theatre Group
2019-04-29 10:00:00 to 2019-07-15 11:30:00
Tots play for infants
Tots (18-months – 4 years)
2019-05-08 14:00:00 to 2019-07-17 15:00:00
minis theatre for children
Minis Drama Club (Ages 4-7)
2019-05-08 15:45:00 to 2019-07-17 16:30:00
Forest Forge Youth Theatre
Forest Forge Youth Theatre Ages 7-21
2019-05-08 16:00:00 to 2019-07-18 20:30:00
GAME – Fun play for adults!
2019-05-09 20:45:00 to 2019-07-18 21:45:00
Yoga classes in Ringwood
Kundalini Yoga Classes in Ringwood
2019-05-28 18:30:00 to 2019-08-13 21:30:00
Gong bath therapy in Ringwood
Gong Bath Therapy in Ringwood
2019-07-28 15:30:00 to 2019-07-28 18:30:00
summer holiday theatre workshop
Summer Holiday Theatre Workshop
2019-08-12 10:00:00 to 2019-08-16 15:30:00
home education drama club Ringwood
Home Education Group Drama Club
2019-09-24 10:30:00 to 2019-10-22 12:00:00
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Venue Hire

Our flexible studio-theatre space, located in Ringwood, is ideal for artists, community groups and local organisations to create work, rehearse, perform or host bespoke events or business meetings.

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Take Part

There’s something for everyone at Forest Forge Theatre, from our vibrant Youth Theatre and popular adult drama group, Act Your Age, to our Creative Learning projects with schools, colleges and local community groups.

Artist Development

Supporting established and emerging artists is a vital part of our work at Forest Forge Theatre, and we’re always keen to develop new creative partnerships with writers, directors, theatre companies, poets and visual artists.


“Amazing – as ever – my favourite play and you really did it credit. Powerful and moving. Great teamwork, singing and staging.”

“Great production and powerful delivery. Well done everyone!”

“Fantastic performance – really intense! You were all so emotive and believable so I was totally engrossed from start to finish. Brilliant! Thank you!”

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Join & Support

Our work relies on the generous support of our Friends, volunteers and fundraisers. Find out how you can join and support your local theatre.

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About Us

Creating theatre for over 35 years, meet the team and discover more about Forest Forge Theatre, our work and future plans.

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