General News


Independent Venues Week at The Forum

Independent Venues Week is back again running from Monday 27th January until Sunday 2nd February. We have a great selection of live entertainment happening over the weekend of IVW, Thursday 30th January Live & Local with New Age Vinyl, LC Grey & The Vellacos 7.00PM / £3.00 Click Here For More Info Friday 31st ... More

Festive Opening Hours

Our opening hours will be as follows over the festive period. Christmas Eve - 10:00–15:00 Christmas Day - Closed Thursday 26/12/2019 - Closed Friday 27/12/2019 - Closed Saturday 28/12/2019 - 10:00–Midnight  Sunday 29/12/2019 - Closed Monday 30/12/2019 - Closed New Years Eve - 19:00–01:00 New Years Day - Closed Thursday ... More

Sam J Jones coming to Film Club

Flash Gordon himself, Sam J Jones is coming to Darlington for Darlington Film Club's Screening of Flash Gordon on Monday 9th December. Sam J Jones will be on hand after the film for to talk about his life and career and take questions from the audience. The event is Sold Out however there is still a chance to meet Flash Gordon. Sam ... More

#LoveDarlo Town Centre Business Awards

Thank you for voting for us in the #LoveDarlo Town Centre Business Awards where we are ecstatic that we won in the Leisure & Arts category. A big thanks to our customers who support our efforts week after week and to the staff and volunteers who go above and beyond to make the place run day to day. A huge congratulations to all of ... More

Tankus The Henge live in Darlington!

We're delighted to welcome Tankus The Henge to The Forum Music Centre this November for what will surely be an unforgettable night. Tankus the Henge have built their reputation on unforgettable songwriting, spectacular live performances and relentless hard work, playing hundreds of shows across Europe and building a devoted fan base along ... More

Grassroots Music Festival at The Forum on 31/08/19

Live & Local in collaboration with the Forum Music Centre are proud to host the first Live & Local Grassroots Music Festival on Saturday 31st August. The Grassroots Music Festival will be an all day event at The Forum Music Centre featuring all local, original bands and artists across 2 stages. Tickets for the festival are ... More

Bronze Award for Accessibility

We’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded Bronze on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to being accessible to Deaf and disabled music fans! We have been working with Attitude Is Everything to bring the accessibility of our venue up to the Bronze Standard and we will continue to work with them to ... More

Last Train Home Festival 2019

  Another First Class collection of artists will be pulling into the platform on Saturday 7th September  Darlington music collective Tracks have donned their conductor’s hats once again to put together Last Train Home Music & Comedy Festival, which this year will feature 7 stages, and see over 50 artists fill venues ... More

A Fresh Look For Our Website

Welcome to our brand new Website for The Forum Music Centre!  Our new website is much easier to navigate and is now fully optimised for mobile viewing. Here you can view and book our rehearsal rooms and tickets online. We'll be keeping our site updated with blog posts and news stories letting everyone what's happening at The Forum and ... More

Live and Local- a new initiative promoting live and original music by local people

Live and Local is a new initiative  driven by volunteer local music enthusiasts including founder member; Ben Kitching and current active members; Lee Bailey, Hayley Mckay and Lance Nixon. By working in collaboration and with support from the team and facilities at the Forum Music Centre, the aim is to give bands a platform to showcase their ... More