Frome Theatre - Gala OpeningSaturday 27th September 1975
Frank opened Frome Theatre on Saturday 27th September 1975. The theatre has since been renamed as the The 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. It has a 240-seat auditorium with a smaller, outdoor, amphitheatre (ECOS) and is situated on the campus of Frome Community College.
We programme theatre, dance, comedy, live literature and music by professional and non-professional companies, show films and run regular classes and workshops and one-off, participatory projects.
The Merlin is a venue without pretension, where professional and non-professional artists, audiences and participants - new and established, feel at home. It is a venue where the quality of work is consistently high, where ticket prices are affordable and where performance and participation are valued equally.