Arts & Entertainment

Foo Fighters perform at the Cheese and Grain, frome

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.

Frome has a variety of live music venues including the iconic Cheese and Grain, 23 Bath Street and Rook Lane, with performances spanning all genres. Look through the music events in our calendar to find out what’s coming up.

Frome’s two theatres, Frome Memorial Theatre and the Merlin Theatre, host a great calendar of performances from classic to modern, comedy to tragedy, drama to musicals and dance. Take a look at what’s on.

Frome’s Westway Cinema is a friendly local venue, 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 the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

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

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Westway Cinema

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

The Whittox Gallery

Based in the breath-taking mezzanine within RISE and overlooking the popular Rye Bakery, The Whittox Gallery opened in May 2017 under the name The …

Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts center which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable …

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. …

Iford Manor

Ilford Manor is a Grade 1 Italian style garden. The Ilford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house sits idyllically …

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. …

RISE

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

Café La Strada

Cafe La Strada is a family run business that opened in 2002. Located on Cheap Street, La Strada feeds the hungry, thirsty and the …

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. …

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 …

The Why Gallery

Follow Why through Instagram @thewhygallery and see the highlight ‘our stock’ for stock available to buy. Please message to pay via PayPal or bank …

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 …

Maker’s Yard

Makers’ Yard is a converted Victorian tannery in Frome, Somerset with creative studios + a gallery/event space. At the beginning of 2020, we took …

Merlin Theatre

Built in 1974, The Merlin Theatre a registered charity, is run by a small number of professional staff and a dedicated army of volunteers. …

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 …

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 …