Based in Ringwood in the heart of the New Forest, Forest Forge 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.

What’s On

Deus Ex Machina by TODOART13
2016-10-15 19:30:00 to 2016-10-16 19:30:00
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón
2016-12-03 19:30:00 to 2016-12-04 19:30:00
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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.

Take Part

There’s something for everyone at Forest Forge, 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, and we’re always keen to develop new creative partnerships with writers, directors, theatre companies, poets and visual artists.

what they say

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
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
elevate is an incredibly special experience for all students involved. The benefits of working alongside theatrical professionals and participating in a tour are immense for the performers and technicians alike.
Elise de Lancy Green, Ringwood School
I can’t believe such an amazing evening happened in Ringwood!
Audience member about FLOW (July 2016)
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)

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.

About Us

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

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