What people don't realise is the wealth of activity that happens every week at our theatre in Ringwood. Up to 145 young people between the ages of 6 and 21 access weekly workshops as part of our Youth Theatre. Theatre skills such as performance, improvisation, physical theatre are at the heart of what we do, and [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

UPBEAT blog by Deborah Gearing

UPBEAT was the last show of our 3 year Connections project funded by the Strategic touring programme from the Arts Council. A buoyant poetic play set against the backdrop of the heritage waterways of Wessex which toured from 3rd March - 9th April 2016. Forest Forge commissioned writer Deborah Gearing, directed by Kirstie Davis, designed by David [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scrap – Shoot First Theatre

‘Scrap’ is a show that was first created during my third year of study at East 15 Acting School on their Contemporary Theatre Course.  After seeing Robbie work magic with just a few bin bags to create what felt like a real living breathing dog, we spoke together about creating a story that belonged to [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments


And we've landed! After two weeks of rehearsing in different spaces (so much gratitude for the support we've had!) we've settled into Forest Forge for show week! We're thankful and excited for the opportunity to work in this wonderful space for the final push before previewing SHACKLETON to the youth theatre on Wednesday and then [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

It’s storytelling week …

It’s National Storytelling Week this week, are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin... Storytelling has been a deep rooted part of our culture since the beginning of time. A story can be told in many ways, from early cave drawings, through dance and song, poems and other forms of art. A story built with layer [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Drama, News, Touring, Youth Theatre|0 Comments

Finding your FLOW at Forest Forge

This July, we launched our brand new performance poetry and spoken word platform, FLOW, in partnership with Apples and Snakes. We kicked off with a blistering showcase of international spoken word artists featuring North America’s best poets: Buddy Wakefield and Tanya Evanson, fresh from their appearances at the Glastonbury Festival. Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1's Tommy [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|FLOW, New writing, News|0 Comments

Act Your Age: Dates for the diary!

Our Act Your Age adult drama group restarts in May after the Easter break. The term dates are Monday 8th May to Monday the 17th July (there will be no session on Monday 29th May) We're are always keen to hear from new members, so call us on 01425 470 188 or email for [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Act Your Age|0 Comments

Youth Theatre – Summer Term dates!

We're excited to announce the dates for this Summer term's Forest Forge Youth Theatre. See below! To enrol email or call us on 01425 470188 for more details. GROUP 1 (school years 2-5, RWS: Class 1-4) Thu 4th May - Thu 13th July (no session 1st June) Fees: £75 per term GROUP 2 (school years 6-7, [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Youth Theatre|0 Comments

elevate 2016: Man Up, Girl Up seen by over 1000 students!

Over 1,000 pupils across Hampshire saw a brand new play exploring gender and sexism in society this July, devised and performed by a company of Year 11 and 12 students taking part in Forest Forge Theatre Company’s work experience scheme, elevate. The play, Man Up, Girl Up, was the culmination of an intense two week project [...]

By | July 30th, 2016|elevate|0 Comments

New CEO and Creative Producer for Forest Forge

Forest Forge Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Sharon Lawless as its new CEO and Creative Producer following the departure in April of Artistic Director, Kirstie Davis. Lawless joins Forest Forge in this newly created role from Reading Rep, where she was Executive Director. Lawless also previously worked for two of the south’s flagship [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments