Forest Arts Centre

Forest Arts Centre
Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DS
  • Telephone 01425 612393
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 10am–2.30pm; Closed Sun.
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In what used to be a military drill hall in New Milton, lies the Forest Arts Centre with a 146 capacity air-conditioned theatre, dance studio, workshop room, licensed café-bar and gallery space.

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Cajun Roosters

The CAJUN ROOSTERS are a multi-talented and multi-award winning truly International band, bringing together some of the finest and most experienced Cajun and Zydeco musicians in Europe. With a reputation as one of the most authentic Cajun and Zydeco bands around they are at the forefront of the scene, earning them…

Wed 18 Oct

£14–£15 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and ten times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories. Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members and writers in the legendary folk-rock group The Albion Band with…

Thu 12 Oct

£14–£15 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Danny Bhoy: Make Something Great Again For Stronger Better Future Tomorrow Together

The internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Scottish comedian sets out his vision for a brighter future through his particular brand of warm-hearted, observational storytelling.

Fri 3 Nov

£15 / 01425 612393

Hazel O'Connor

An Evening with HAZEL O'CONNOR with Clare Hirst (Bellestars/Communards/David Bowie) & Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O'Connor, joined here by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb…

Sat 14 Oct

£20 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

'Henry & Hitler' a fleeting production

It is the 28th September, 1918 in northern France. A humble British Private has the opportunity to change the course of history by preventing World War Two! This is the compelling story of Henry Tandey VC, the most decorated British Soldier of the Great War who with one single shot could have made the world a very…

Fri 27 Oct

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30


Glasgow's hottest new folk property, five-piece Imar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. Their touring credits already include the opening set at that year's Cambridge Folk Festival (technically, the band's first billed gig - a plaudit surely amongst as rare as they come…

Thu 14 Sep

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Martin & Eliza Carthy

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with…

Fri 29 Sep

£14–£15 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Legendary Music Producer's latest project with - The Mighty Combo - featuring: Kid Carlos (guitar); Paul Tasker (Saxophone); Matt Little (keyboards); Ian Jennings (upright bass); Mike Hellier (drums).

Tue 24 Oct

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

The Mile Roses

Contemporary British folk music with a nod to Nashville. Edwina Hayes (voice / guitar) Kate Bramley (voice / fiddle / mandolin) Simon Haworth (voice / guitar / bass) Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio is fast gaining a reputation…

Sat 21 Oct

£11–£12 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mitch Benn: Don't Fear the Reaper

Benn touts his musical satire and questions whether death is anything to fear.

Thu 21 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Nick Helm: There Is Nothing You Can Do To Me That I Haven’t Already Done To Myself

Self described 'human car crash of light entertainment' puts on a belter of a show.

Thu 5 Oct

£12 / 01425 612393

The Paperboys

Wrapping up their 24th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican…

Tue 31 Oct

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Promise & Promiscuity

Delicately flushed by four years' success from Edinburgh to Adelaide to Toronto, comes New Zealander Penny Ashton's collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). How will Miss Elspeth battle literary snobbery, cousin Horatio's digestions and her mother's nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele…

Fri 20 Oct

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Rosencratz and Guilderstern are Dead

Back on the road again and this time celebrating the 50th anniversary, Bournemouth based Arena Theatre presents Tom Stoppard's seminal work. Absurd and existential, funny and plain weird, the play expands upon the exploits of the titular two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The action takes place mainly 'in the…

Sat 23 Sep

£10–£12 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£12.10 (£8.80) / 01425 612393

Stevie Nimmo Trio

After some well needed (some may even say deserved) down time, Stevie will soon be hitting the road again with the Trio for some festivals throughout the summer before the next UK tour in September and October. He is also busily scribbling and noodling in preparation for getting into the studio again in October to record…

Sat 7 Oct

£13–£14 / 01425 612393

  • 19:30 – 21:30

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