Forest Arts Centre

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Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DS
  • Telephone 01425 612393
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat 10am–2.30pm; Closed Sun.
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Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Mick Perrin Worldwide

The award-winning Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with a dimension-hopping stand-up comedy show. Is a better world possible? Yes! It already exists, but you don’t live there. ABK makes the best of a bad timeline in this ramshackle jaunt through a multiverse of wonders. Also, Winston Churchill performs the best of Queen. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'Alasdair Beckett-King is a nice man' ★★★★★ (EdFestMag). 'This is a comedy show' ★★★★ (One4Review). ★★★★ (Fest) ★★★★ (Voice) ★★★★ (Three Weeks).

Strong Language/Swearing

Age category: 14+

Fri 21 Apr


Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

The Britain's Got Talent finalist returns with a new hour of observational comedy, reflecting on the hellish year of 2020 and how he made lemonade out of lemons.

Fri 17 Feb


Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!

Sat 20 May


Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but dont worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.

At 41, hes halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory… but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the Taskmaster survivor, multi-award-winner and "No More Jockeys" cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe well even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

Sat 1 Oct


Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Chambers Touring

If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then boy, this is going to be good. As seen and heard on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dark Horse (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, Roast Battle, The Guilty Feminist Podcast and BBC Radio 4's Are You A Boy Or A Girl? 'Powerful, poignant and achingly funny' ★★★★★ (Herald). 'Superb material… extremely funny' ****½ ( 'Utterly engaging' ★★★★ (Telegraph). 'A comic who's here for keeps' ★★★★ (Times). 'The most hilarious visual images' ★★★★ (Scotsman).

Audience participation, Strong language/swearing

Age category: 14+

Sat 8 Oct


Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes


Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Sofie Hagen presents Fat Jokes: a show bursting with big jokes and fat punchlines. Sofie Hagen returns to her craft of devastatingly brilliant joke writing and storytelling and has created this collection of fat jokes and unforgettable moments that you can laugh at without feeling like sh*t. Come as you are and enjoy an actual fat person at the top of their game. ★★★★★ (Times). ★★★★★ (Herald). ★★★★★ ( ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).


Age category: 16+

Fri 18 Nov


The Trials Of Cato

The Trials Of Cato

With their debut album 'Hide and Hair scooping Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, power Folk trio The Trials Of Cato have seen 'BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” and their music having received repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music

Fri 21 Oct

In what used to be a military drill hall in New Milton, lies the Forest Arts Centre with a 146 capacity air-conditioned theatre, dance studio, workshop room, licensed café-bar and gallery space.

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