Coronavirus Information

The safety and health of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our top priorities and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure their continued wellbeing. 

All Hampshire Cultural Trust venues and offices are currently closed and we are only carrying out essential maintenance. Where this is necessary, our staff are following strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Our staff are busy, working from home to bring you an exciting virtual programme on our digital channels. We firmly believe that culture is now more important than ever in informing and educating, keeping us connected and uplifting our spirits.  


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 café/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.