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.

Defender of the Dead – “Compelling, very moving and thought-provoking, laughter and real emotional punch. Thank you!”

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 at or call 01425 470188


Ride – “The quality of the writing, the direction, and the acting was astounding. It was extraordinary to think that we were sitting in Ringwood experiencing this.”


As a registered charity, we rely on 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.


Elevate – “This show was excellent, mature and sincere. Your audiences will appreciate not being ‘preached’ at but still being given great life lessons. Well done all of you!”


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

His Way – “Very, very good, bring on the movie one!” “Excellent, please come again soon!”
“Brilliant, twice over”!


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

Frankenstein – “Fantastic performances, so creative and expressive. You were all so passionate and fully committed to the productions. Very well done! Enjoyed every minute!”

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


Love Song – “Fantastic, brave and moving, well done all of you!”