General News


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

Keyboard tutor; Tony Tester joins the Forum Music School

The Forum Music School offers expert tuition in Drums and Guitar and are excited to announce that as from May 10th Tony Tester will be hosting keyboard lessons for beginners and intermediates. Tony is also an accomplished music composer and songwriter therefore one to one sessions can also be arranged with Tony on request. Please contact ... More

Independent Venue Week at The Forum

Independent Venue Week has started and we're fully taking part with 4 events happening this week under the banner of Independent Venue Week. On Monday 28th January Darlington Film Club is screening U2: Rattle and Hum. A documentary following Irish Rock Band U2's 1987 North American tour. Fresh with their success of their best selling ... More