Forest Forge Theatre


Crow Arch Lane, RINGWOOD, Hampshire, BH24 1SF

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Forest Forge Theatre Company in Ringwood specialises in creating professional performances, running participation groups and workshops for all, working with schools, outreach programmes and local communities to reach out with the power of theatre!

Forest Forge Theatre has been recognised as 'Good to go' and is able to welcome people back to the theatre for participation classes such as our Youth Theatre, The Young Company, our adult drama group Act Your Age, and the Waterside Drama Club. During perious of lockdown all our classes will continue online until we can once again return safely to the building.

Forest Forge also offers a programme of online courses, classes and workshops, including Writers groups, Improv courses, and Artists Talks. Visit our website for the latest updates or follow us on Facebook

You can also now buy and download an online Theatre Course. A course for learning and developing theatre skills at home! Initially run as a 6-week course, you can now by and download the course to do at home at your own pace. Click here for details.

We've been producing theatre since 1981. Our purpose-built theatre in Endeavour Park offers a hub of participation activity, public performances and the support and provisions for upcoming associate artists. Outside of the theatre our outreach work and touring shows take the power of theatre into the local community. As a charity our work relies heavily on funding and donations to help us provide these services that aid well-being and support mental health to all ages of the local communities and beyond.

Shows and Performances

Forest Forge Theatre has produced & toured shows since 1981 taking theatre to venues, communities, schools & village halls across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire & beyond. We programme theatre, spoken word, music, dance & performance events at our venue in Ringwood, both our own & hosting visiting companies, take a look at our website to see what's on.

Take Part

Forest Forge Theatre run weekly participation groups for all ages including Tots, Minis, Youth Theatre, and an adult drama session Act Your Age, led by theatre professionals each term. You'll also discover GAME, our group for adults who enjoy having fun and playing games! We also run projects for schools, Salisbury Hospice and community groups such as our Waterside Drama Group. During school holidays you'll find regular workshops based on learning different skills such as puppetry and make-up.

Associate Artists

We support and nurture artists at all stages of their careers, from development to production. There is also a thriving associate artists programme. Forest Forge also has a variety of creative spaces and equipment available to hire including our studio and meeting room.

Become a Friend!

Above all, Forest Forge Theatre is a charity (Charity Number:289644). Our work with people of all ages aids mential health, well-being and development. Work with us or support the work we do by finding out about sponsorship opportunities or how you can become a Friend of Forest Forge Theatre. Visit our website to find out more.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Business support
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Sole use of venue


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Forest Forge Theatre is based in Endeavour Business Park in Ringwood. 

Public Transport Directions

Close to Ringwood Town Centre and bus networks. 


  • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

Opening Times

* Forest Forge Theatre is 'Good To Go' and the team are working remotely and available daily. Online bookings can be made directly through the website.

The theatre is open to those booked on our participation classes (these classes will continue online during periods of lockdown while the building is temporarily closed).

We are also offering online courses and workshops which can be found via our website. You can contact the team via during this time.

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