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) and is situated on the campus of Frome Community College. They show theatre, dance, comedy, live literature and music by professional and non-professional companies, as well as films. They also run regular classes and workshops and one-off, participatory projects.

The Merlin is also a venue without pretension. Here professional and non-professional artists, audiences and participants – new and established, feel at home. The quality of work is consistently high and ticket prices are affordable.  The Merlin value Performance and participation equally.

The Merlin aims to provide excellent, memorable experiences in the performing arts.


As well as exciting live productions from old and new friends, and of course an annual line up of fresh Frome Festival events, look out for screenings from the National Theatre, the RSC and our an opera season from Glyndebourne


Frome Film Club is a membership of like-minded film enthusiasts. They present a monthly programme of niche world cinema and quality independent films, with a delicious supper option also available

Adult and Youth Workshops

The Merlin offers a variety of adult workshops from our ever popular weekly ‘Stitch n Bitch’ group, to classes in Ballet, Tap or Dance Yourself Fit with Dance Academy. Actor and Director Mark McGann holds Screen and Acting Master classes on a regular basis.

In partnership with Theatre School they offer a wide range of activities including hip hop, theatre, dance and holiday workshops for children and young people aged six and over. They also give the opportunity for schools and groups to take part in exciting workshops from visiting professional companies and artists.

What’s On at The Merlin What’s On at ECOS Amphitheatre

Merlin Theatre

Bath Rd, Frome BA11 2HG