Art, Music and Theatre

Frome boasts a vibrant arts scene, and is home to theatres, music venues and other performance spaces, as well as arts exhibitions and galleries. There’s always something new to see, so you can guarantee you will always be surprised!

The creative spirit of Frome is everywhere. The independent shops sell many local crafts, as do our wide selection of markets. There are always new and interesting exhibitions, concerts and other events going on throughout the town. What’s more, major annual events like the Frome Festival encourage the community to express themselves in different ways. Here you can see vibrant displays, live music and stunning performances by everyone from community groups to professional artists.

Whether you just want to wander through a gallery, listen to a band give a stunning performance, or enjoy a trip to one of our theatres for a play, musical or dance show, there’s always something to do in Frome for those who enjoy the arts.

Discover Frome’s artistic spaces

Frome Town Council now has a new information point focusing especially on arts and events. Find it at the Black Swan Arts Centre. Be sure to drop by if you want more information.

Music

Frome has a wealth of live music venues, where you can find concerts from bands or orchestras, as well as the occasional DJ set. Look through the music events in our calendar or find out more about what’s on in Frome’s various performance spaces, including the iconic Cheese and Grain, 23 Bath Street, Rook Lane and more.

Theatre

Frome has two theatres, Frome Memorial Theatre and the Merlin Theatre. Both feature a great calendar of performances, from classic to modern, comedy to tragedy, drama to musicals and dance. They host both community groups and professional performers.

Cinema

Frome’s Westway Cinema is a friendly local venue, newly refurbished and showing all of the latest releases. If you’re looking for a place to watch a film with friends, it’s the ideal venue.

The Merlin Theatre also hosts films alongside Frome Film Club, as well as a great selection of live filmed screenings from National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

Art

Frome is home to many local artists, so you’ll always find some new works on display around town. The Black Swan Arts and Silk Mill Studios have frequent exhibitions, which can be found in our events calendar. You’ll also find many other galleries showing and selling art, including the Why Gallery and others like Kobi and Teal or Cafe La Strada.

Look through our venues

Explore our venues by clicking through the buttons below, and remember to visit the events calendar to avoid missing out on what’s on.

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Black Swan Arts

A contemporary crafts centre with gallery, craft studios and café. The building also features a vibrant exhibitions programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts. …

Café La Strada

Born from a love of hospitality & community, Cafe La Strada was opened in 2002. It is a family run business offering a warm …

Merlin Theatre

Frome’s professional community theatre bringing you the best in performing arts The Merlin Theatre has a 240-seat auditorium with a smaller outdoor amphitheatre (ECOS) …

Frome Memorial Theatre

539 seat traditional theatre in the heart of Frome, offering diverse performances to suit all ages and pockets. The Memorial Theatre goes from strength …

Silk Mill Studios And Galleries

The Silk Mill is an artist studio project and gallery in the centre of the arts destination town of Frome. The gallery hosts exhibitions …

Cheese And Grain

The Cheese and Grain is a not-for-profit, member owned social enterprise and also a registered charity. Its main aim is to promote and boost Frome’s social, cultural …

Westway Cinema

Westway Cinema is an independent, family run cinema in Frome. After a recent refurbishment to turn the ageing premises into a multi-screen gem offering …

Cooper Hall

Established in 2012 by Morag McLaren, The Cooper Hall Foundation is a Charitable Trust which provides educational and performance opportunities for creative projects. Located in the …

Rook Lane

Rook Lane is a space for art, architecture, performance and education. Rook Lane is home to NVB Architects and the base for Rook Lane …

Studio Prints

Studio Prints offer a large and diverse selection of open edition and limited edition prints, original artwork, sculpture, sport and music memorabilia. Whether you …

OWL

Owl is a haven for all things art. This unique craft gallery has an exciting mix of pieces, from a variety of different artists. …

HUBnub Centre

A unique, majestic and centrally located listed building, which is much loved by residents. They are perfectly situated in the town centre and benefit …

Alexandra Howell Art

Alexandra Howell moved to Frome from London 6 years ago, they were drawn to Frome’s individuality, a gem amongst so many carbon copied towns. …

The Why Gallery

The Why Gallery is a charity shop with a difference. Set up by local cancer counselling charity, We Hear You, it sells local artists’ …

Kobi and Teal

Kobi and Teal is a shop, gallery and studio run by Frome designers Nick Fraser and Polly Bell. The shop showcases a unique, contemporary …

Seed

At Seed, they have a passion for original British design. More than just a (very lovely) shop, they are home to an emerging generation …

23 Bath Street

23 Bath Street is Frome’s new live arts venue, previously the Wheatsheaves. Newly refurbished and rebranded, this live music and performance venue features a …

Discover Frome Information Point

The Discover Frome Information Point is your go-to location for tourist information in Frome, located at Black Swan Arts. It has a focus on …