• 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

Upbeat! with Jigfoot

We are starting the launch of the final year of our Connections project, by dusting off our dancing shoes and joining forces with local folk band Jigfoot to bring you three fun events for the whole family!


Review of the Season - Woman of Flowers

THE spaces in between the words we say and our thoughts are explored with poetic beauty in Woman Of Flowers, a powerful contemporary reworking of one of the ancient Celtic myths contained in the Welsh treasury known as The Mabinogion


Review of the Season - Stardust

As the first stage version of Neil Gaiman's classic book, and following on the heels of an epic film version, this adaptation has taken on quite a task. To interpret such scope and spectacle within the limitations of theatre would be daunting for anyone, but this company has succeeded admirably in recreating the essential charm and spirit of the original.


The Director's Blog

And so the new season starts

Act Your Age started yesterday and the Youth Theatre will be back in the building this week- autumn is officially upon us. With Dom and David preparing for Hansel and Gretel I am off to direct Festen at Arts University Bournemouth for awhile. This month we will also be hosting 3 dances at our partner venues for Connections in order to get people's stories about the Waterways of Hampshire for our Spring show UpBeat. So if you fancy learning how to do some Hampshire Dancing with Jig Foot and to tell us your stories come to The Lights in Andover on the 7th October at 7pm or The Spring in Havant on the 10th October at 2pm or Forest Arts in New Milton on the 13th October at 2pm.  Once I am back the winter show will be upon us and UpBeat by Deborah Gearing just around the corner. Lots to look forward to.