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Forest Forge Theatre Company is a Registered Charity No 289644.Peeling, 2011

Each year the company has to raise money in order to tour professional theatre productions and continue the Creative Learning work.

There are several ways you can support Forest Forge. Please click on the tabs below to find out more.

If you would like to talk further about supporting Forest Forge please contact Sophie on sophie@forestforge.co.uk


Join our Friends


Forest Forge is a registered charity and our work can only happen with donations and support from our Friends. Your membership will enable us to continue to touch the lives of thousands of people.

Good Friend £35 Individual (just £2.91 a month) / £55 Joint

• Complimentary tickets to previews of our professional productions*
• Complimentary tickets to selected Youth Theatre performances*
• Quarterly eight page newsletter
• Invitation to celebratory Forest Forge events
• Badge of support and exclusive Friends membership card
• Free programme at shows (redeemable with your membership card)
• Recognition with your name on our website
*(please note there may be limited availability for some events)

Many Friends £100 for a group or organisation

All Good Friend benefi ts plus a 20% discount on workshops and talks

Or if you cannot offer as much support:
Friend £15 Individual / £25 Joint

• Quarterly newsletter
• Invitation to celebratory Forest Forge events
• Badge of support and membership card
• Free programme at shows
• Recognition with your name on
our website

Become a Forest Forge Friend by downloading our Friends Form and returning it to us.

Click below to download the membership form. There are two versions but both are the same! The Word version can be completed on your computer and emailed to us, or you can print either version and post it back.

Forest Forge Friends Membership Form (word version)

Forest Forge Friends Membership Form (PDF version)


Forest Forge Theatre Company would like to thank its many supporters and Friends

Good Friends

Sean Aita, Steve & Sue Bailey, Mark & Miranda Bentinck, Dr Hilary Bird, Susan Burnett, Shirley Dack, Judith Davies, Anja Estermann & Alex Di Re, Annie & Paul Gibbons, Robin Hardie, Neil & Barbara Holmes, Vanessa Innes & Nigel Roberts, Alan & Teresa Neal, Peter & Sue Pritchett-Brown, Adrienne Pye & Bill Clancy, Sophy Robinson, Len Shore, R & J Sloley, Chris & Sarah Smith, Katharine St John-Brooks, Alistair & Stephanie Stokes, Sandra Treslove, Martine & Peter Verrept, John & Ann Waddington, Jeanne Wilde. 

Many Friends

Ringwood Musical Dramatic Society, The Hughes and Allen Families


Mrs L J Anstey, Trevor & Jean Biddle, Peter & Elaine Brett, David & Patricia Briers, Sue Brock, Anne Cargill, Douglas & Sylvia Carter, Russell Chandler, Robin Crellin, Lynne & Richard Deacon, Colin and Sam Dennis, William Henry Dow, Paula Edwards, Christine Ford, Colin Fryer, Liz Gibbons, Brian and Christine Gillett, Lynne and Tony Harris, Ivor Howcroft, Edward Howson, Miss D I Hughes, Mr E W Hughes, Janine Hukins, John & Carol Kitching, Neil Lander-Brinkley, Mary Lees, Tom and Barbara McEwen, Dr Edgar Moss, Anne and Mike Osborne, Harvey & Jacquie Pitcher, Christine Pope, Robin & Heather Richards, Christine Romano, Catherine Sandbrook, Melvyn Sloper, Richard Thompson, Judi Thurlby, Cliff & Alwyn Tucker, John & Angela Twigg, Alan & Annie Willens.



Forest Forge offers several sponsorship opportunities for businesses wishing to increase their brand profile and support the Arts.

Forging Business Links Members

Forging Busines Links is the company's sponsorship scheme, offering businesses in the New Forest and the surrounding region the opportunity to link to Forest Forge audiences.

Members join a small group of businesses and enjoy a number of benefits.  They are all entered into a prize draw and one lucky business wins sponsorship of the company's winter production. 

We are proud to work closely with our Forging Business Links members. We would like to thank our Forging Business Links Members for their generous support throughout the 2013/2014 season. Our 2013/2014 partners are:


 Donaldson Ross & Company      Lets Accomodate                     Fletcher and Partners               



Meeson Solicitors                 Oasis Musical Instruments                Buckman Front Office          










Community Fundraising

As a Registered Charity Forest Forge is always on the look out for people who can help us raise money.

Perhaps your school or workplace regularly supports a charity, or have you always wanted to run the marathon for a local cause?

We have an account with Virgin Money Giving, giving you the chance to set up your own web-based sponsorship page or donate to Forest Forge online.

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

You can also donate online via Localgiving.com

Donate to local charities at Localgiving.com


If you would be interested in raising money for us please have a look at the Fundraising Pack below.
This will give you lots of ideas and help get you started!






You can support Forest Forge right now by making a donation.

Donate Online

Each small amount counts and can help us continue our work.

You can donate now online via Virgin Money Giving or Local Giving.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Donate to local charities at Localgiving.com

Just Text Giving

You can make a donation via text message now!
Simply text  a donation FFTC30 followed by the amount you'd like to donate (1,2,3,4,5 or 10) to 70070.  

Larger Donations and Legacies

Forest Forge gratefully recieves donations towards our work and accepts legacy donations with thanks.
If you would like to discuss how you can support Forest Forge and get involved with our company please contact Nicola Cartlidge, General Manager on 01425 470188 or email nicola@forestforge.co.uk

Forest Forge Ambassadors

Join the Forest Forge Family!

We’re always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer with us. Our volunteer ambassadors help us reach new audiences, carry out audience research, support our community events and are generally part of our public-facing activities as we make and tour new plays over the next three years.

We’re working with local communities, schools, museums and arts venues to make a series of plays exploring how war, the waterways and the railways have made their mark on Hampshire.

The first of part of this work is Battle Lines, which will draw on the stories of the people and communities of Hampshire to inform a trio of plays to tour the county in spring 2014. Battle Lines is an in depth exploration of Hampshire during 100 years of conflict – from World Wars I and II, through to modern day warfare.

Have you got a passion for theatre? Would you like to be part of how we make plays at Forest Forge? If you can offer us your time and commitment, please write or email our General Manager Nicola Cartlidge at the address below, telling us why you would like to be a Forest Forge ambassador, and letting us know your availability.

The facts

You might be invited to an informal interview.

These are voluntary positions, but expenses of £15 per performance will be paid.

Time: A minimum commitment of attendance at 3 days within the touring schedule and ideally one research event.  This may include evening and weekend dates. There will be a session of training that all ambassadors will be asked to attend in advance of the tour.

To apply: please write to us telling us why you would like to be involved and please include all your contact details (phone, email, address), how you know Forest Forge (seen shows, in a Forest Forge drama group, through a friend, etc) and how you found out about becoming an ambassador.

We are always looking for volunteers, so please get in touch with us at the address below.


Forest Forge Theatre Company, The Theatre Centre Unit 9-10

Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane

Ringwood, New Forest, BH24 1SF



Job description - Voluntary Ambassador


To represent Forest Forge Theatre Company at events and performances relating to the Connections project (each spring from 2014 to 2016).

  • To attend Forest Forge research events
  • To attend performances and community events
  • To gather audience information by assisting with the completion of questions, for example
  • To be fully informed about the company and able to speak to both existing and potential audiences in a positive manner
  • To support the development of new audiences for Forest Forge performances and events by, where appropriate, using your own knowledge of local groups and networks
  • To feedback your experiences and findings to Forest Forge on a regular basis (timescale to be agreed with the company)


There will be a session of training that all ambassadors will be asked to attend in advance of the tour

 Line management:

Day to day supervision of our ambassadors will be through Hannah Evans.  Ambassadors will come under the management of the General Manager Forest Forge and report to the Company Stage Manager, Dom Phillips when touring with the production.


Various locations in Hampshire as the company tours to arts centre, village halls, schools and museum venues.


A minimum commitment of 3 days of attendance within the touring schedule and ideally attendance at one research event. This could include evening and weekend dates.  In addition, time will need to be spent to help promote Battle Lines to your local community. 


For every performance £15 will be given to cover expenses.

This is a voluntary position.