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Upcoming Events

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Gasto Promotions – T Rox

Gasto Promotions – T Rox


Gasto Promotions presents T.Rox  -  An authentic, live 4 piece band who pay tribute to the Glam Rock era. Originally, the band were predominantly paying homage to Marc Bolan and T.Rex, hence the name T.Rox, but gradually started introducing more hits of the early Seventies Glam Rock era, to give the show a more varied […]

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19 Aug Friday
Heads Up – The Music of Talking Heads

Heads Up – The Music of Talking Heads


The Forum in association with Live & Unplugged Artist Agency presents " Heads UP" Brought together by a shared love of the music of Talking Heads, Heads Up are the definitive tribute to the talents of David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison (with a large dose of Bernie Worrell). Expect all the […]

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26 Aug Friday
Who’s Next – Europe’s #1 Tribute to The Who

Who’s Next – Europe’s #1 Tribute to The Who


Who's Next are Europe's premier live tribute to The Who. They capture a magical point in time when many believe that The Who were the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Who's Next's live show aims to recreate this period in the early 1970's with the aid of authentic stage wear and instruments. The […]

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27 Aug Saturday
The Skapones ‘The Specialized Project’ Charity Show

The Skapones ‘The Specialized Project’ Charity Show


The Skapones, Darlington's own Ska warriors are back in town for this fantastic charitable event.  The Specialized Project CIC is a Ska & Reggae based social enterprise supporting young people facing challenging circumstances, they also support The Teenage Cancer Trust and many other good causes. Joining The Skapones are 90s UK Ska Legends Zen Baseball Bat bringing […]

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02 Sep Friday
Last Train Home Music & Comedy Festival 2022

Last Train Home Music & Comedy Festival 2022


All Aboard for Last Train Home Music & Comedy Festival 2022. This year there will be five stages across three venues, and we are pleased to be one of those venues hosting this fantastic festival of original live music and comedy. Announcing a snapshot of artists who’ve jumped on board so far: The Lovely Eggs | […]

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03 Sep Saturday
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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*