• Hansel and Gretel 2015/2016

    by David Haworth
    Directed by Dom Phillips and David Haworth

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  • UpBeat

    by Deborah Gearing
    Directed by Kirstie Davis

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Welcome to Forest Forge Theatre Company

Forest Forge is one of the UK’s leading small-scale touring theatre companies.  It specialises in creating professional performances and Creative Learning projects that share people’s stories and experiences, with the ongoing aim of inspiring, engaging and transforming communities. The company is particularly interested in new writing.

Forest Forge is committed to making theatre accessible by touring work directly into people’s communities, to a variety of venues and working with a range of people through bespoke projects and workshops. These include regular workshops held at our custom-built theatre space in Ringwood: 

Youth Theatre 

Weekly term time workshops for young people aged 6-21.

Act Your Age!

A Monday morning drama group for anyone over the age of 55.

Bespoke Workshops

We can design and deliver workshops to your specification, for school, university or corporate settings. You can come to us or we will bring everything to you. 


Forest Forge makes theatre performances and workshops that sometimes challenge and are sometimes unexpected, but always inspiring.

The company is based in Ringwood on the edge of the New Forest and has been touring work for over 30 years.

Our Current Season

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Forest Forge News

Elevate 2015 - Fit!

Congratulations to the elevate team, ‘Fit!’ was fantastic.


Forest Forge Theatre Quiz

Your favourite Quiz rounds with a theatrical twist! 


Summer at Forest Forge !

 Welcome to the new season at Forest Forge. We have an exciting summer season planned, with lots of new creative workshops and summer schools for all age groups - please contact us for more details. The Gap group will be performing Kafka’s ‘The Trial’, in an exciting and physical new production; our work experience production Elevate, for Year 11 students, will be exploring body image.


The Director's Blog

Elevate is back!

This is just one of my favourite times of year: 20 teenagers invade our theatre base in order to create an issue based piece of work that from next wednesday onwards tours to around 1000 year nines. So all of the team are in some way involved in the project which is being led by Megan. This year the participants are exploring body image and the 50 minute piece that they come up with will be entitled Fit! and premiered at our base next Tuesday before it goes out on tour. BTEC students are also involved in doing all of the technical side of the show: set, costumes, props  lighting and sound. So painting in the workshop will shortly be