Theatre,Dance,Cinema,Art & Music

Black Swan
2 Bridge Street, Frome
Tel: 01373 473980
[email protected]

Enigma Gallery
15 Vicarage Street, Frome
Tel:  01373 452079
[email protected]

Memorial Theatre Complex 
Christchurch Street West, Frome
Tel:  Box Office 01373 462795   

Merlin Theatre
Bath Road, Frome
Tel:  Box Office   01373 465949

Cheese & Grain
Market Yard, Frome
Tel:  01373 455420      Email:  [email protected]

The venue for all ages.  Held at the Cheese and Grain:-  Acoustic Plus, a monthly live music event for all ages featuring lots of young bands.  See myspace:-  www.myspace,com/acousticplus.

Rook Lane Arts
Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome
Tel:  01373 468040  
Westway Cinema
The Westway, Cork Street, Frome
Tel:  01373 467088

Theatre and Dance

The Merlin Theatre
The Merlin Theatre organise a variety of arts-based activities for children and young people.  We run 8 different weekly groups: in the Summer and other scool holidays there  are various workshops on offer including a Youth Theatre Summer School .Our community pantomime in December has roles for children and young people.  Auditions for principal characters are in July, with auditions for childrens dancers and chorus parts in September.   For information     
Tel:   01373  465949

Characters Stage School  
Tel:  Moira Townsend Williams  01225 869029 and 07932 785807
213 Trowbridge Road, Bradford on Avon

Frome Amateur Operatic Society
May Musical, annual Pantomime, Spellbound, Opera Group.
Tel:  Andrew Carpenter  01373 465503

Spellbound (Youth section of Frome Amateur Operatic Society)
Tel:  Karen Bishop  07709 496187
Take part in a musical performing at the Memorial Theatre.

Frome Drama Club
Tel:  Geoff Hunt   01373 472981
Two full length productions each year.

Woodlanders Music Hall
Tel:   Dave   01373 461901
Annual show, new members always welcome to help with props, front of house, painting, costumes or on stage.  Meet first Monday of the month, East Woodlands Village Hall. 

Firestar Circus Acts
Tel:  Emily Barrett   01373 471029
Full circus raining.  Courses run for schools and groups, plus regular workshops.  Various locations.

Jill Wigham School of Dance
Principal:  Megan Lewis AISTD
Tel:  01373 302462      Email:  [email protected]
Classes for all ages (3-adults) Monday-Saturday.  Classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz held in Frome, Nunney, Dilton Marsh, Westbury and Bruton.

Dance Studio, Frome Rugby Club, Gypsy Lane, Frome.
Tel:  Debbie Haines AISTD(Dip)    01373 474481
Jazz, Tap, Modern and Ballet classes for children and adults.  Various times/days.

Adult Ballet and Dance Class
Tel:  Cath James   01373 461184
Class is lead by Catherine James, formerly principal dancer with Rambert Dance Company and founding member of the Diobhan Dance Company.  Classes are �7.00 for adults and �3.00 for students.  Participants are required to book and pay in advance per term.  Bookings through the Merlin Theatre,
Tel:  01373 465949

Frome Dance Centre, 1a Chrishchurch Street West, Frome.  BA11 1EA
Tel:  07970 832699
Bojangles dance school is situated within Frome Dance Centre.  All classes are held in a fully equipped dance studio.  Classes are available for all ages and abilities.
Melody Bear Movement class is an ideal way to introduce your child into the world of dance.  Children can attend from the age of two and a half. 
Other classes available are Ballet, Modern and Tap.  Children's classes are predominantly held on a Saturday.  Bojangles doors are always open, so feel free to come along any Saturday and have a complimentary class.
Principal:  Nicola Alden, AIDTA, AISTD.
Meet Tuesdays 6.00-7.15pm, Ages 16+.

Suzanne Emily's Theatre School
Baywell House, Tucker Close, Ellworthy Park, Frome
Tel:  07792 870775      Email: [email protected].

Funky Feet Dance Club
Held at Oakfield Middle School
Tel:  Amy Morgan Bell  07885 467551      Email: [email protected]

Creative & Contempary dance
Held at Pure Moves
Monday 4,30-5.15
Tel: Soo Wright 07914 807796                Email: [email protected]


Black Swan Arts
2 Bridge Street, Frome  BA11 1BB
Tel:  01373 473980      Email: [email protected]
The Black Swan offers visual art workshops, projects, volunteering and activities for young people.  Call us for more information or if you have an idea for a future project.  We also provide advice and information on artists suitable for home education and groups, school projects and workshops.

Enigma Pottery Classes
15 Vicarage Street, Frome
Tel:  Jenny Barton   01373 452079    Email: [email protected]
After school clubs for ages 8_ (Mon 4.30-5.30pm) (Tue Wed Thur 4.00-5.00pm).  Pre School Pottery Group (Wed 9.30-10.00am).  Pottery Parties and adult classes.

Frome Creative Network
Supports creative arts and industries in and around Frome.

Frome SODA
Society of Disabled Artists

Frome Symphony
Welcomes new members, particularly those who play stringed instruments.  If you have never played in an orchestra, or are returning to playing after a break, then Frome Symphony has a place for you.  Membership of Frome Symphony gives you a chance to discover new music and revisit popular classics, and take part in concerts, workshops and social events.  There are no auditions, and admission is an informal procedure.  Simply come along to see in Frome Symphony is right for you.
Contact:  Stephen Marquis     Email:  [email protected]
Frome Town Youth Band
Band Room, Randolph Road, Frome
Beginners:  Friday 6.30-7.15pm    Performers: Wednesday and Friday 7.30-9.00pm.
Music, instruments and uniform provided.  Come and learn how to play a brass instrument, complete beginners as well as those who can play more than one note welcome!  Come along and have a go and become part of a happy band.  Ages 8-108!  Membership �25.00 per year.
Tel:  Jim Boulter (Band Manager) 01373 466451 or Alison Ford (Secretary) 01373 463672

 Frome Youth Choirs
St Johns School, Christchurch Street East, Frome
Meet Saturdays 9.45am-12noon
Ages 6-18 years
There is no audition and the choir performs at various times of the year.  Subs can be paid weekly, termly or half termly.
Contact:  Nicky Lewis or Alan Burgess  01373 462251

Frome Community Choir
United Remorm Church, Whittox Lane, Frome
Meet Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
Contact:  R & N Clarke      Email:

Jackdaws Music Educational Trust
Bridge House, Great Elm, Frome  BA11  3NW
Contact:  Maureen Lehane-Wishart      01373 812383
Weekend residential and non-residential music courses.  From beginners through to experienced.  Also Junior Jackdaws.

Sounds of Frome
Bath Street, Frome  BA11 1DH
We offer tuition in our studios for piano and keyboard, also for acoustic, electric and bass guitar.  Many of our courses are for absolute beginners, however we also offer lessons for different l;evels of player from intermediate to advanced.  Lessons are taught from 3.50pm onwards each afternoon, and on Saturdays during term time.  During the school holidays a variety of special optional courses are projects are available.
Contact:  Kim Hyde  01373 462083

Nunney Acoustic Cafe
Nunney Village Hall
First Sunday of most months.  Good food, free Sunday papers, activities for children.
Time:  2.00-5.00pm.  All welcome.


Cheese & Grain
Market Yard, Frome
Tel:  01373 455420

Club Ice
2A Quartermaster Road, W Wilts Trading Estate, Westbury
Tel:  01373 825700
Monday (once a month) Bedlam for 13-17 years
Friday and Saturday 18+ 9.00-3.00am and 9.00-4.00am


The Fox & Hounds
Tytherington, Frome BA11 5BN
Tel:  01373 473902
Runs first Thursday every month.






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