About us

The theatre opened in 1925 as a memorial hall in memory of those who fell in the 1st World War. During the 1930’s seating was installed to accommodate audiences for the ever growing popularity of cinema and traded as “The Grand”. Our theatre is now the focal point for not only remembering the fallen of the 1st World War but also World War 2 and other conflicts. The annual Remembrance Service in November is held at the theatre.

 

The Assembly Rooms (formally known as the Hexagon Suite) was added to the complex during the 1970’s funded from the sale of the Frome Water Works to Bristol Water. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s the Memorial Hall was little used and began to fall into disrepair; and the local authority planned to demolish it and build houses.

 

This promoted enormous public outcry. A group formed with the sole intention of saving the hall and using it as a theatre and assembly rooms for community purposes, staffed only by volunteers. The rest as they say ‘is history’ Today the enterprise goes from strength to strength, and the theatre forms part of multi purpose leisure complex, including the Frome Assembly Rooms, which is available for private hire.

The Assembly Rooms,  comprises of main hall, bar area and foyer, and is a popular venue for a wide variety of functions and events – Receptions, Parties, Meetings, Concerts, Wakes, Exhibitions, Workshops, Classes.  It is situated at the rear of the Frome Memorial Theatre with direct access to the complex’s 50 space private car park.

Seating capacity up to 144 theatre style, up to 110 dining at round tables, up to 120 dining at rectangular tables.  Standing only capacity up to 314.

Dimensions of the main hall: 15.35m x 13.2m

Hire costs available on request.

 

To check availability please email assemblyroomsfrome@outlook.com or call and leave a message on  the 24 hour voice mail on 01373 465485.

We will reply in most cases within 24 hours (weekdays).

 

Level entrance providing safe, easy access for all
Disabled toilet facilities
Induction Hearing Loop system
Licensed bar
Well equipped kitchen
Flexible Modular Staging system
Wifi
Technical support/operators

 

For the latest venue technical specification including lighting and sound equipment please contact us

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To speak to us about booking the venue please contact us on: 01373 465485