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Forest Arts Centre

Forest Arts Centre logo

Forest Arts has been the creative heart of New Milton for nearly 50 years. Our programme of entertainment includes some of the most exciting touring musicians, stand-up comedy, fortnightly film screenings, talks and community events.

Our Green Room cafe bar is also a gallery and our annual open exhibition is a place where artists we've nurtured in our classes and workshops can display their work too. Visit during the day and you'll find our building full of people who are learning something new - whether that's ballet, art or stone carving the classes and workshops continue into the evening - ensuring that as many people as possible make the best use of our facilities.

Meet the team

We are a small, friendly team here at Forest Arts. We love meeting with and talking to our regular customers and also welcoming new customers to our arts centre.

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Venue/Contact Details
Old Milton Road
New Milton
BH25 6DS
Area coverage
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  • Hearing Loop Available
  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm,, Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm,;Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday: Saturday: 9:30am-1:00pm.;Saturday: 9:30am-1:00pm. Sunday: Closed;Opening times may vary during school holidays. We are not open on Bank Holidays.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
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Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
See website for booking and cost information.