Forest Forge Theatre Company
Forest Forge Theatre Company offers a vibrant Creative Learning programme to an ensemble youth theatre of over 140 members, giving young people unique theatre experiences in our purpose-built studio, in Ringwood, Hampshire. We deliver drama workshops for adults; training in public speaking; presentation skills to business people; and, have a range of outreach projects that use drama to encourage healthy bodies and active minds in people with a range of health concerns. We specialise in working with vulnerable and isolated members of our community.
We work on a commission basis to deliver public events and also tour high-quality professional theatre to village halls, community spaces, arts centres and other rural locations. We specialise in taking professional theatre into non-theatre spaces and enabling people to access theatre closer to their homes. As a company with its heart in the New Forest we produce new plays that are truly reflective of the communities we serve. We nurture emerging talent and support new writing, bringing exciting and inspiring work to our audiences.
We engage with over 35,000 people each year.
"It is a chance to remove the straight jacket" regular member of hospice workshop
"Words cannot do justice to the value that I, as a parent, put on the work that Forest Forge has done over many years and continues to do for all the young people in our community" Youth Theatre Parent
“Rural professional theatre at its very best.” The Stage