Our Latest What’s On Gig Guide for August 2022

Check out our latest What's On Gig Guide at The Forum for August 2022. For even more events be sure the Check out our All Events Page More

#ReviveLive: SICK JOY

We are very excited to host  SICK JOY  here at The Forum as part of Music Venue Trust /The National Lottery #ReviveLive Tour 2022. WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY Cutting together malign heaviness with acidic melody then tying into place with the reigns of contagious pop. Sick Joy's 'noise-pop' blood is dirtied with echoes of Pixies and Nirvana among ... More

BBC Introducing x IVW presents | Luke Royalty, ZELA, Sarah Johnsone | Sat 14th May 2022

BBC Introducing & IVW presents… Luke Royalty Influenced by the likes of Mike Skinner, Mac Miller and Frank Ocean, Luke got drawn into the culture of turning his words to music. Luke’s first single ‘I Could Get Used To This’ was supported by Jack Saunders on Radio 1, his second single ‘I Do’ was made BBC Introducing track ... More

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

Last Train Home Comedy & Music Festival 2021

LAST TRAIN HOME 2021 AT LAST!! The train’s coming home. It’s been a long dark tunnel, but we’re finally emerging into the light and our journey can continue as scheduled. We’re bringing Last Train Home Festival back to Darlington on September 4th 2021, providing of course the government guidelines don’t experience any major ... 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