Forest Arts is a lively and friendly multi arts form arts centre situated in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire. The Centre offers a wide range of professional performances staged in the 150 seat studio theatre.
We programme a variety of multi genre music, theatre, comedy, dance, literature, talks and children's shows. We also offer a huge array of activities and workshops for all ages in our professional dance studio, workshop space, and theatre. Our rooms are also available for hiring at certain times.
We have a licensed café bar serving bottled beers, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and confectionery. We are ideally positioned as a place to pop in and meet up with friends. There is also a gallery area within the centre with an exciting programme of visual arts exhibitions throughout the year. The contemporary work includes paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles and mixed media work, with pieces for sale. The work encompasses local, national and internationally renowned artists, as well as providing an excellent showcase for recent graduates and students. Education, community projects and outreach also play a large part in the work of Forest Arts with extensive partnership working throughout the New Forest district and beyond. There is a free customers car park on the premises. Forest Arts operates a no-smoking policy throughout the building.
Forest Arts is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday and most evenings when classes or performances are taking place. The gallery and café/bar are always open at these times and admittance to the centre is free. Please note the centre is not open on Saturdays during August. To check opening hours contact the Box Office tel 01425 612393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Arts Centre is owned and run by Hampshire County Council and is in receipt of additional support from New Forest District Council