Box Office: 01373 455420

Market Yard, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE

A not for profit social enterprise

Cheese and Grain | About


The Cheese and Grain is a not-for-profit, member owned social enterprise and also a registered charity. Its main aim is to promote and boost Frome’s social, cultural and economic life.

You don’t have to be a member to use the Cheese and Grain and everyone is welcome at our café and bar.

It’s free to join.

Every year we hold an annual member’s meeting (the Annual General Meeting – the AGM). This is the meeting where the membership elects the Board of Trustees. There’s plenty of time at the AGM to meet other members.

Want to join now? contact us and ask to be sent a membership form, or ask at the box-office.

Anyone can hire our hall, meeting rooms, foyer or hot-desks. See the hire page for more details or call 01373 455 420.

The Cheese and Grain has an important role in Frome because we can host meetings, large (up to 500 people in the main hall) and small (up to about 30 people in our mezzanine).

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Box Office:

Our Box Office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm  and Saturday 8am – 8pm. Sundays we are open during events only.

Call 01373 455420 or come and see us.!

Holding your own events or performance? It doesn’t matter where; we can sell tickets on your behalf, as we often do for other local venues, and events, including a range of outdoor music festivals. Our website gets over 20,000 site visits a month and so lots of people will see the publicity for your event. Tickets can be bought on-line, over the phone and in person at our seven-day/seven-evening a week box office.


We are sorry but we cannot refund tickets unless we cancel the show.


Our policy is children over 10 years for our live music events unless specified. We do not allow babes in arms.


The Cheese and Grain has ramped access to the front door and both the bar venue and main hall are on a flat floor, with a disabled toilet located at the front of the building by the box office. If an event is seated it will always be listed as such on our web-site. The Cheese and Grain is primarily a standing venue, if you require seating or any other requirements for attending an event please contact the programme and production manager Rob Dahl as early as possible before the event date for assistance.

Service Charges:

To book online our charges are £1.50 per ticket.

Telephone and In Person Bookings via our box office are £1 per ticket.

Ticket Charges Explained:

The Cheese & Grain have made a large investment and commitment to providing a ticketing service to ensure we can sell our own tickets and not rely on ticket agencies (who will charge you considerably more than £1.60).

In order to do so we must add the costs of operating a staffed booking service, labour, IT equipment, the commission charges our Spektrix ticket system charge us, software development, card transaction fees, ticket stock and all other costs associated with running a secure and customer centric ticketing service.

If you want your tickets posted the charge is £1.50

The Frome Festival

As well as hosting many of the events and performances the Cheese and Grain is where you buy tickets for most events, with our box office open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. See the listing pages on this website for events information or go to

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Holds events throughout the year: More information can be found

Healthy Mondays

There are a whole range of activities to help stay healthy, most of them free, in a very informal, approachable and friendly environment. Healthy Mondays includes a “Talking Café” held at the Cheese and Grain between 10am and noon. People are invited to just to turn up, make new friends and find out what is available across Frome to help people stay healthy. There is also the added incentive that the first five people to turn up get a free tea or coffee. To find out more simply drop into the café on Monday morning for a look around and a chat.

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  Wednesday 4.30pm to 7pm – for all kids up to age 14 – but children have to come with a parent or a responsible adult.

16130_720316894721240_1361718486670397033_n Free live music most Wednesdays in the Cheese and Grain foyer

  We hold our Roots free music sessions most Wednesdays – the best in local professional musicians

Hall hire for good causes – local registered charities can apply for reduced hire fees for the main hall

Doing our bit for the environment

The Cheese and Grain has won a Green Markets award. We won this because we generate, using roof-top solar PV panels, much of the electricity we use. We are fitted out with latest LEDs lighting that use 75% less electricity that standard bulbs, we are keen recyclers and dispose of our waste responsibly.

Keen to improve

Things go wrong sometimes and if you are not happy: complain! Complaints help us improve. Speak to someone at reception, phone or e-mail us. Helpful ideas and suggestions are welcome too!   

Our website is dedicated to the memory of Robin Jefferies