Friends of Frome Memorial Theatre

The Frome Musical Theatre Company produce high quality musical theatre for the community.
Formerly known as the Frome Amateur Operatic Society, this award-winning group have been established for over 100 years and currently produce three shows a year at the Frome Memorial Theatre including a musical each May – most recently, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Titanic, Grease, Sister Act and Hairspray. They also produce a highly successful traditional pantomime at Christmas and the opportunity for young people in school years 3 through to 11 to gain experience in musical theatre through their youth group, Spellbound.
If you are interested in joining the Frome Musical Theatre Company either on stage or behind the scenes the group welcome enquiries via email at [email protected] or you can visit to find out more.

Assembly Rooms
  – comprises of main hall, bar area and foyer, and is a popular venue for a wide variety of functions and events – Receptions, Parties, Meetings, Concerts, Wakes, Exhibitions, Workshops, Classes.

Situated at the rear of the Frome Memorial Theatre with direct access to the complex’s 50 space private car park.

Seating capacity up to 144 theatre style, up to 110 dining at round tables, up to 120 dining at rectangular tables. Standing only capacity up to 314.
Dimensions of the main hall: 15.35m x 13.2m

Visit – Hire costs available on request.

The Merlin Theatre – A 240 seat auditorium with a smaller, outdoor, amphitheatre (ECOS) and is situated on the campus of Frome Community College.

We programme theatre, dance, comedy, live literature and music by professional and non-professional companies, show films and run regular classes and workshops and one-off, participatory projects.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our workshops, youth groups and activities or even by becoming a volunteer.


Frome Community Lottery was set up in order to help develop community facilities for the people of Frome and the surrounding villages. It does this by giving grants to local organisations which during 2021 has included the Frome Memorial Theatre.

All the money we are able to give as grants comes directly from the local people who have joined the community lottery. With a chance to win prizes of up to £25,000, members pay a weekly £1 stake of which 50% comes straight back to Frome to spend on local projects.

Please help us by joining the Lottery using the link below or by picking up a form from the Frome Library.


Frome Festival – Founded in 2001, the community festival comprises ten days of music (modern, folk and classical), literature, drama, comedy, films, photography, exhibitions, green issues, fashion, local history, science & technology and multi-media presentations.

With close to 200 events in up to 40 different venues and attendances of more than 30,000 the Frome Festival is an integral part of the town’s cultural life. It is also a significant factor in the economy of the local area. It has fast become one of the most significant and diverse community festivals in the UK, attracting attention from all over the world.


Frome Cheese & Grain – The building is leased to Frome Cheese and Grain Ltd, a charity managed by a Board of Trustees.

The board ensures that the programme of events furthers charitable objects and employs staff for the day-to-day running of the building. Trustees are chosen from and by the charity’s members. Membership is free and open to anyone living or working in Frome and the surrounding villages.

The aim of the Frome Cheese and Grain is to provide a multi-purpose community hall in the centre of Frome that makes a substantial contribution to the social, cultural and economic life and well-being of the town and its surrounding villages.