The Garden Cafe
16 Stony Street
01373 454178



Box Office
Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 12 noon for bookings by telephone or in person. In the evenings the box office will be open one hour before the performance and accepts most major credit and debit cards. There is a 50p charge per transaction (not ticket) for this facility. We are happy to post your tickets for a 50p handling fee. Cheques payable to The Merlin Theatre Trust Ltd. Tickets can be reserved and held for four working days or half an hour before the performance whichever is sooner.

Theatre Hire
Our newly refurbished auditorium and foyer are available for hire fully staffed, for meetings, rehearsals, performances, conferences, AGMs and classes. These can be arranged on a one-off or regular basis. If you would like to discuss these or any other ideas or opportunities for using the Merlin both daytime or evenings when we don’t have performances please contact


 Contact Paula Hammond on 01373 461360

The Poetry Cafe in Frome Somerset, began during the first Frome Festival in 2001 and became a regular and popular event on the first Monday of alternative months. Contact

Frome is a town of enormous charm, with its steep, winding streets, its wealth of beautiful old buildings and its friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

It has more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset and remains the biggest of the five Mendip towns. Frome is renowned for its thriving Arts community and boasts a high number of resident authors, poets and performance artists.

Older than Bath (13 miles north), its history dates from AD685, when St Adhelm founded a mission on the River Frome. The town has largely escaped extensive redevelopment, and is an ideal touring base for the many attractions of the area


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