General News


Song Club Sessions 2021

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 - ... More

Covid 19 Update – 19/07/21

Now that the vast majority of COVID-19 restrictions have been removed in England we are looking forward to opening up more. However we are very aware that the pandemic isn't over and COVID-19 still poses a major health risk and customers may still be cautious about returning for events. Working along side Music Venues Trust we are taking a ... More

COVID-19 Update – 17/06/2021

Due to the restriction easing being delayed by at least 4 weeks we’ve had to adjust some of our events. We’ve had to reschedule some events to later in the year but we’ve managed to adjust others to be able to go ahead under the current restrictions. Please head over to our events page to see what’s coming up at The Forum. ... More

GIGABITES – Grab a Bite at a Gig

We’re excited to announce that we will be trialling food offerings here at The Forum on select gig nights which we are calling GIGABITES! Mainly consisting of Mexican street food, GIGABITES will be starting this Thursday and will be available at the following events.   Thursday 27th May - Floral Detectives – Menu 2 Sat... More

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