The Forum was converted in 1990 from a civic hall to a multi-purpose arts venue, and has become an important cultural hub for the town, supporting the creation of professional theatre, dance, visual arts and film in the area. It hosts touring theatre and music, stand–up comedy, talks and lectures and literary events.
Barrow station is about 15 minutes' walk to the north, and the Forum is served by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11 bus routes.
Events at this venue
There are 20 events at this location
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Best known as dim-witted Father Dougal in the classic comedy series Father Ted, O'Hanlon is also a really rather good stand-up.
Fri 8 Mar 2019
£22 / 01229 820000
The songstress explores her catalogue of songs in an acoustic performance with the support of her pianist Nick Holland.
Sun 3 Feb 2019
£26.50 / 01229 820000
Bing and his friends are coming for their first ever stage show. Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando teach you how to tell stories, dress up and sing songs.
Dan Snow: An Evening with the History Guy
Historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter remembers his successful career.
Wed 13 Mar 2019
£25 (£23; Children £23) / 01229 820000
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest…
Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest…. Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past…
Thu 31 Oct 2019
Prices to be confirmed / 01229 820000
Faith: The George Michael Legacy
Tribute to the music of George Michael, performing all his biggest hits.
Fri 8 Nov 2019
Cancelled / 01229 820000
Hue & Cry
Soulful pop, jazzy influences and urban grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane.
Sat 9 Feb 2019
£20 / 01229 820000
James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.
Sat 14 Sep 2019
£18.50 / 01229 820000
Jesus Christ Superstar
Abbey Musical Society presents a production of the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, loosely based on the last week of Jesus Christ's life and interpretations of his relationships with his disciples, including the traitor Judas Iscariot.
Mon 18 Mar 2019
Tue 19 Mar 2019
Wed 20 Mar 2019
Let's Hang On: The Music Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
This award-winning production is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Sat 6 Apr 2019
£22.50 (£21.50; Children £21.50) / 01229 820000
The Magic of Motown
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
Sat 23 Feb 2019
£26.40 / 01229 820000
Midge Ure: Songs, Questions & Answers
Midge Ure plays songs and talks about his career.
Thu 2 May 2019
£20 / 01229 820000
Tribute to the Latin-rock of Santana.
Fri 21 Jun 2019
£20 / 01229 820000
- 19:30 – 22:00
Patsy Cline & Friends
Tributes to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves. They deliver renditions of country classics that will transport you back to the good old days.
Thu 14 Mar 2019
£18.50 (£17.50; Children £17.50) / 01229 820000
Roy Chubby Brown
Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.
Fri 1 Feb 2019
£24.50 / 01229 820000
Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A Life with Elephants
Elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton discusses animal stories and tells tales of her life in Kenya.
Mon 15 Apr 2019
£20 (£18) / 01229 820000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Fri 21 Dec
£10.50–£16 (£11.50–£14; Children £10.50–£14) / 01229 820000
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
- Directed by: Peter Glanville
- Written by: Michael Rosen (book), Barb Jungr (music)
Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.
Tue 9 Apr 2019
£12 / 01229 820000