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Upcoming Events

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Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie

Ed Blaney’s Ultimate Bowie


Ed Blaney's Ultimate Bowie are back paying homage to the legendary " Thin White Duke" David Bowie. Celebrating  the 50th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, the show will feature the very best of the Ziggy album. Pure electric Bowie rock . Not to be missed! Always a sell out advance tickets are strongly advised.  

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27 May Friday
Just Radiohead

Just Radiohead


In association with Live & Unplugged Artist Agency Live at The Forum "Just Radiohead" Respectfully performing the best tunes from Britain's most influential alternative rock band... we are Just Radiohead! Featuring a collective of highly experienced and well-known performers from around the Liverpool and North Wales scene Just Radiohead were brought together by their mutual […]

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28 May Saturday
Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night


Open Mic Night at The Forum on the main stage, Hosted by Ed Turnbull and Petra Hladíková. Turn up, plug in and play at the Forum’s monthly Open Mic Night on our main stage. All abilities welcome, no sign up required.

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01 Jun Wednesday
Common Courtesy + Dailio

Common Courtesy + Dailio


Common Courtesy are a four piece, indie rock band from Darlington. Performing a combination of covers and original tracks from indie rock to heavy ballads. With support from Dailio.

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02 Jun Thursday
Big River

Big River


BIG RIVER are a 5 piece vocal harmony Southern/Country/West Coast Rock Band covering songs by  The Eagles, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blackberry Smoke, CSNY, Pure Prairie League, Tom Petty, The Georgia Satellites, The Allman Brothers, Poco, America, The Steve Miller Band plus many more West Coast Rock, Southern Rock […]

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03 Jun 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

🔗 Ticket Refund Form

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*