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Kapybara with support from Whole Lotta Hair

Kapybara with support from Whole Lotta Hair


Kapybara are an orignal four-piece rock band, and are "Jedyny taki polski zespół w północno-wschodniej Anglii!" which means the only such Polish band in the North East! They aren't limited to one genre of music and have sounds of funk and jazz present in their music, Kapybara are currently working on new material, and will be […]

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28 Jan Friday
Quadrophenia Night: The Atlantics + Drew Stansall

Quadrophenia Night: The Atlantics + Drew Stansall


Live club & theme night tribute to the iconic movie Quadrophenia live bands & DJ DREW STANSALL (ex-Specials/Prince Buster) spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone. Live Music From The Atlantics The Atlantics are an exceptional pop and rock band whose performances are often described as being as good as the original artists – […]

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29 Jan Saturday
Film Club: G.I. Blues (1964)

Film Club: G.I. Blues (1964)


Darlington Film Club at The Forum, Screening Cult and Classic Films. Run by volunteer Film Fans for Film Fans to enjoy. G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers. Synopsis: Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places […]

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01 Feb Tuesday
#IVW22 Original Band Night

#IVW22 Original Band Night


Darlington music promoter Tracks have teamed up with Independent Venue Week & The Forum Music Studios to bring a top trio of bands to Darlington on Feb 2nd, to celebrate independent music and put on a sensational show in one of the North East's top live music venues. Wax Heart Sodality Mysterious masked marauders using mind […]

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02 Feb Wednesday
Smoove & Turrell

Smoove & Turrell


As part of #IVW2022 we welcome back Smoove & Turrell to The Forum, a British group hailing from Gateshead in the North East of England. They play a style of music they describe as "Northern Funk" - a contemporary fusion of funk, soul, northern soul, hip-hop and electronica. Their last album 'Stratos Bleu' went to […]

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04 Feb Friday
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Band Rehearsal Rooms

Here at The Forum Music Centre we have 4 fully equipped band rehearsal rooms to hire.

All the rooms have all the equipment you need for bands to rehearse. We pride ourselves in keeping all our equipment in good working order ready to use straight away.

Everything in the room is included in the price so no hidden extra’s.

Recording Studio

Studio One is a multi purpose digital recording studio located within The Forum Music Centre.

Running on an Apple Mac system with Pro Tools and Logic X with isolation booths and high quality microphones and pre amps.

Guided by expert engineers we will help you to record your materiel and get it sounding as best as it can.

Song Club Sessions

The Song Club sessions are aimed at young aspiring musicians, performers and song writers to give an opportunity to collaborate and develop skills in music making.

The Song Club Sessions ran a successful pilot back in 2018 and has ran ever since, apart from a brief pause due to the pandemic.

  • Starts Wednesday 15th September 4.45pm – 6.45pm
  • After school / college music club for 12-16 year olds
  • Song writing, stage & recording experience
  • Create your own music
  • Industry professional guests
  • Hosted by Hayley, Chris, Matt and Mike


The current programme is a County Durham Community Foundation funded project made possible through the iwill fund . The Song Club was piloted in 2018 with support from the County Durham Community Fund and Creative Darlington. Youth Music UK funded the programme for the following two year until early 2021. 

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership, it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.


The Forum Music School

The Forum Music School provides tuition in Guitar, Drums and Keyboards the lessons are suited from 7 years plus and cater for any ability, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals.

All the instruments are provided for lessons so there is no need to purchase an expensive instrument straight away.

Private Tuition at The Forum

If you’re a music teacher in need of a place to host your lessons we offer a reduced rate for our room hire.

All of our rooms are available to hire for private tuition for £7 per hour.

Ticket Refund Form

If you have perviously purchased tickets for an event that is either no longer happening or that has been rescheduled to a date where you can no longer attend and you would like a refund please click here to fill in our Ticket Refund Form

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Current Opening Hours

  • Monday        Closed
  • Tuesday        9.30am – 11.00pm
  • Wednesday    9.30am – 11.00pm
  • Thursday       9.30am – 11.00pm
  • Friday            9.30am – Midnight
  • Saturday        9.30am – Midnight
  • Sunday         Closed (Open For Music School Only)

* These may be subject to change*