Each year, the Frank Matcham Society plans an international visit which this year will be to the South of France – now booking – use the Contact Form for late availability enquiries.

An interesting cluster of theatres of differing shapes, sizes, ages and capacities has come to light along the south coast of France, from Toulon in the east to Montpellier and beyond in the west. Our initial enquiries to see if they could accommodate us for next year’s International Visit brought good responses. The visit will be based in Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier departing 19 March 2017 for seven nights.


MAY 2017

We shall visit Bristol in late May for the Annual General Meeting and associated theatre events. It is planned to include the renowned Bristol University Theatre Collection, Frank Matcham’s Hippodrome, always good to see, Bristol Old Vic following its recent restoration, and Colston Hall which previously housed the Bristol Little Theatre, still existing in the space now called the Lantern alongside the later concert hall building.  Watch for more details when available, here and in the Newsletter.



The new Tim Ronalds designed home for Grange Park Opera at West Horsley Place and the Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford, along with Norwich and a group visit to the V&A Theatre Collection, are amongst visits in the planning stage, with a London walk led by our own Mark Fox for later in the year – expect more details here.