General News

Culture Recovery Fund | #HereForCulture

The Forum Music Studios Darlington is pleased to announce continued support from the Cultural Recovery Fund to help our recovery back to live music. - Allison Mckay CEO Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that. Now, in ... More

COVID-19 Update – 05/03/2021

Working inline with the Governments latest announcements and timeframes we would like to share our planning for the next few month;   From March 9th – The Forum opens under restricted times and days for the following Education Services, Rehearsal Rooms, Recording Studio and for online events with no audience present. – See below ... More

COVID-19 Update – 05/01/2021

Due to the current lockdown and rising covid cases in our area, we will be closed to the public including rehearsals, education and performance this will be reviewed a fortnightly basis. If you have a rehearsal room or recording session booked with us then we will be in contact with you. Students of the Forum Music School will be contacted ... More

Live Streaming at The Forum – Behind The Scenes

With the restrictions that have been in place for some time now in England we haven't been able to put on any events with an audience here at The Forum but that hasn't stopped us putting on live music but we've just had to deliver it in a slightly different way. Live streaming gigs and events was rising in popularity even before COVID-19 and ... More

COVID-19 Update 28/11/2020

As the Lockdown in England comes to an end, Darlington will be placed into Tier 3 – Very High Alert restrictions from Wednesday 2nd December. Unfortunately this means that live events with an audience are not permitted to take place so while we remain in Tier 3 our live events will not be taking place. There will be a review of the tier ... More

Culture Recovery Fund Lifeline

The Forum Music Studios receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund The Forum Music Studios, Darlington has been awarded £106,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the ... More

Upgrading The Forum (Part 1)

Introduction Way back in early March we were delighted to receive the news that we had been award a grant from Arts Council England for £40,000 to upgrade and improve the equipment and infrastructure at The Forum. The plan for the grant was to address the following; Renew ageing sound equipment Replace lighting with next-gen LED ... More

Join us at The Forum as an Events Assistant Apprentice

We're delighted to announce that we are looking for someone to join our team as an Events Assistant Apprentice. If you have a passion for music and are looking for a way into the Events and Live Music industry then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join The Forum through this apprenticeship scheme. Duties will include: Assist... More

A Quick Tour of The Forum

A quick tour around The Forum showing you the measures we have in place to keep everyone safe Many thanks to Paul from PER Productions for creatiting this video for us. Check our more of their work at: More

Releasing From Lockdown

The Forum Music Studios is offering a 12 week program that will support artists and bands that have written a new and original song during the lockdown period. 24 artists/bands will have access to mentoring and industry support to perfect their song so it can be recorded at the studio and be granted a live stream showcase to launch their ... More