Theatre, Dance, Cinema, Art & Music


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

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

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

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

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

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 6 different weekly groups. In the Summer and other school 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 children’s dancers and chorus parts in September. For information
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01373 465949

Top Notch B Boys Mondays 6pm - 7.30pm term time only. An upbeat, energetic advanced group teaching gravity defying moves, developing personal style and choreographic skills.
Suitable for experienced breakers poppers and lockers of all ages – and gender!
Big Time Breakerz Mondays 5pm - 6pm term time only. This group teaches the basic foundations and
techniques behind Breaking Popping and Locking. Suitable for beginner breakers of all ages.
Glee Club ( Theatre School) Tuesdays 4.30pm - 6pm term time only. 7-12 years. Inspired by the hit TV Series “Glee”, this Club will provide opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to combine a mix of singing, drama and dance, learning vocal technique, performance skills, and choreography using pop songs from all eras.
Merlin Tap Class Wednesdays 7pm - 7.45pm term time only. A new class for mixed age groups, 13yrs through to adults. Whether dancing for pleasure or finding a fun way to help improve your fitness, no experience is necessary.
Youth Theatre ( Theatre School) Wednesdays 5pm - 6pm term time only. 12-18 yrs. The group will explore a variety of drama techniques, including character work and interpreting scripts, steering original ideas towards creating a quality public performance. It will provide participants with a range of skills which are valuable both on and off stage as well as boosting confidence. Students will gain from the experience of working with guest theatre professionals and will be encouraged to attend performances.
Drama Club ( Theatre School) Saturdays 10am to 12noon term time only. 8 – 12 yrs. The aim of this group is to encourage the children’s enthusiasm for the performing arts. In each workshop a story from a famous children’s author is brought to life turning the story inside out and upside down, always ending up with one big piece of imaginative theatre! At the end of each term the group put on a 40-minute show for parents based on the children’s own ideas.

Characters Stage School
Contact: Moira Townsend Williams
Tel:  07932 785807
213 Trowbridge Road, Bradford on Avon
Email: [email protected]

Frome Musical Theatre Company
Frome Musical Theatre Company (Formerly Frome Amateur Operatic Society (FAOS)) May Musical, annual Pantomime, Spellbound, Opera Group.
Tel: 01373 465503
Email: [email protected]

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

Frome Drama Club
Tel: Geoff Hunt 01373 472981
Email: [email protected]
Two full length productions each year.

Woodlanders Music Hall
Contact: Trudi Whittock 01373 462745
Email: for tickets [email protected]
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 BA11 5LQ.

Anubis Productions.

Drama Workshops Starting Sunday May 17th, Frome 2015
Venue-Frome Leisure Centre

For more information contact:
Georgiana Neilson-Toy  Tel no…07825293837
 [email protected]

Firestar Circus Arts
Full circus training. Courses run for schools and groups, plus regular workshops. Various locations.
 Tellisford BA2 7RN
[email protected]

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


Frome Dance Centre, 1a Chrishchurch Street West, Frome. BA11 1EA
Tel: 07970 832699
Email: [email protected]
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. Classes available are Ballet, Modern and Tap. Children’s classes are predominantly held on a Saturday.
Principal: Nicola Alden, AIDTA, AISTD.


Tri.Art offers classes and workshops in dance and drama to children aged 2 plus through to adults. Classes are designed to build on individual skills and can be examination led, just for fun or keeping fit. Workshops are provided in partnership with The Merlin Theatre.
Tel: Amy Morgan Bell 07568 323 508
ebsite: [email protected]

ZUMBA (Body Basics)
Zumba Kids Wednesday 4pm (for children aged 4-7 years)
Zumba Kids Thursday 4.45pm (for children aged 8 - 12 years)
Body Basics Studio, Frome Football Club
Tel: Gina Fry 07968 329411
Email: [email protected]


Black Swan Arts
2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB
Tel: 01373 473980
Email: [email protected]
Black Swan Arts is a dynamic arts centre at the heart of the renowned creative market town of Frome in Somerset. The building features a vibrant programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts, providing inspiration for the creative talents of Frome and beyond. The centre is made up of the Main Gallery, 3 artists’ studios, a pop-up studio, SEED Home and Gifts shop, Divas Cafe, the Courtyard and the Round Tower where workshops and community events take place.

Enigma Pottery Classes
15 Vicarage Street, Frome
Tel: Jenny Barton 01373 452079
Email: [email protected]
After school clubs Monday and Tuesday 4pm - 5pm. Pottery Parties and adult classes.

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

Frome SODA
Society of Disabled Artists, Frome Community College, Bath Road, Frome BA11 2HQ
We aim to give regular opportunities for artistic expression and an opportunity to enjoy a social session for people of all ages living in Frome and the surrounding areas whose physical difficulties make it challenging for them to attend the standard day and evening classes. Meet Fridays 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Contact: Marjorie Morris
Tel: 01373 464487


Frome Symphony
Welcome to Frome Symphony. We are an ambitious amateur orchestra in Somerset whose objectives are to promote high-quality live classical music in the community, and to provide education and development opportunities for local musicians. We welcome new members of all ages, and we actively encourage young and developing players who have reached an appropriate standard on their instrument.
Contact: Jon Benger
Tel: 07760 393514
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) 07850 382599
Email:  [email protected]

Frome Youth Choir
Christchurch School, Feltham Lane, Frome
Meet Thursday 5.45pm to 7.45pm
Ages 6-18 years
Frome Youth Choir is one of Somerset’s finest community based youth choirs, offering young singers from the area exceptional training and performance experience. A young singer can begin with Junior Choir at the age of six, when then around the age of twelve years old, they move to the Senior Choir.
Email: [email protected]

Frome Community Choir
Trinity Hall, Trinity St, Frome, BA11 3DE
Meet Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
Contact: R & N Clarke
Email: [email protected]

Jackdaws Music Educational Trust
Great Elm, Frome BA11 3NY
Email:  [email protected]
Tel- 01373 812383
Residential music weekends, courses and events for all ages as well as :

Jack’s Music Club Fridays, 4.30 – 6pm with theory class 6pm - 7pm, Term Time at Jackdaws Music Education Trust, £2 per session including cake!

If you’re between 12 and 18 years old, come along and get involved for a chance to meet other teenagers with a passion for music. You could be a singer looking to form a musical partnership, a guitarist looking to start a duo or a pianist wanting to play in a group. With your musical friends waiting for you at Jack’s Music Club all you need to bring along is yourself, a curiosity for music and an empty stomach for cake!

Sounds of Frome
Bath Street, Frome BA11 1DH
We offer a variety of lessons every afternoon and evening from Monday to Saturday in our teaching studios located at our shop in Frome, one on one with professionally trained teachers.

We Teach:
- Piano and Keyboard
- Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele
- Drums
- Singing (vocal) Coaching
- Cello
- Mandolin and Banjo
Beginners, intermediate, advanced & all ages welcome.
Experienced and helpful teachers (all CRB checked).
Contact: Kim Hyde 01373 462083
Email: [email protected]

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. Keren and Francis Hayden.
Email:  [email protected]

The Shed Music classes
 The Shed, Sunnyvale, Culverhill, Frome BA11 5AB

String Club/ Early Stages violin, viola or cello (ages 5-8) Thursdays 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Focuses on the very first steps of playing a string instrument with activities and games to establish a good posture and bow hold, to develop musicianship skills and an introduction to reading notation.
Max. 4 children £6 per session. Contact Katalin on 01749 860120.

“Cat’s Tail” String Group. Thursdays  4pm - 4:50pm
This group is aimed at more experienced students, additional to or instead of individual lessons. It gives young players the opportunity to play alongside other string players using traditional fiddle tunes and classical pieces. Ideal also for adults who would like to renew their playing, having learnt in the past.
Max.6 children £5 per session. Contact Katalin on 01749 860120.

Starting Out Music Club. 5 - 7 yrs. Tuesdays 2.15pm - 3.o5pm.

Next Steps Music Club. 7 - 9yrs. Tuesdaus 4pm - 4.50pm.

Piano Club for beginners/early stages. All ages. Tuesday 5pm - 5.40pm.

Clarinet Club for beginners/early stages. All ages. Tuesday 5.50pm - 6.30pm.

For more information and booking forms for all these classes contact Kate Luxmoore on 07989 983188 or email Kate on fromemusicsch[email protected] or go to


Cheese & Grain
Market Yard, Frome
The C+G hold ad hoc club nights together with live bands, DJs, wrestling and lots more!
Tel: 01373 455420
Email: [email protected]

Club Ice
2A Quartermaster Road, W Wilts Trading Estate, Westbury
Tel: 01373 825700

6 Castle St, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8AN
Telephone: 01225 762309
e-mail: [email protected]


Cheesy Grin Comedy Club

Submarine Comedy Club

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