Welcome to the Merlin Theatre
Summer is here which means our bursting programme is full of outdoor performances, Frome Festival treats and more shows, workshops and performances than you can shake your flip flops at. Whether you fancy some Shakespeare with a picnic on the stones, laugh-out-loud comedy, workshops for the young ‘uns, live music, impressive dance, thought-provoking films or mesmerising spoken word – we have it all! If you’re stuck on what to see, why not try our £5 What Did You Think? performances, from the award winning Tom Wainwright and Fine Chisel?
The Merlin, in partnership with Tri.art Theatre School offers a wide range of weekly performance based activities including street dance, theatre, dance classes, plus holiday workshops for children and young people ages 6 up. We also give the opportunity for schools and groups to take part in exciting workshops from visiting professional companies and artists.
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 Tri.art Dance Academy. Actor and Director Mark McGann holds Screen and Acting Master classes on a regular basis.
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Past broadcasts include Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden and The Last of the Haussmans with Julie Walters.