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 11 events at this location
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Brand new comedy musical that uses the the tunes of the Rat Pack. Following three gentlemen who all exude the properties that make up a crooner: smoothness, suavity, and stylishness.
Fri 30 Nov
£22.50 (£20; Children £20) / 01229 820000
Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook
Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.
Wed 10 Oct
£24.50 (£22.50; Children £22.50) / 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
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.
Sat 1 Dec
£27.50 / 01229 820000
Rhythm of the Dance
A celebration of Irish dancing in a variety of styles.
Sun 1 Jul
£24.50 (£23.50; Children £23.50) / 01229 820000
Ross Noble: El Hablador
The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.
Sun 25 Nov
£25 / 01229 820000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The annual pantomime returns with the tale of a princess and an apple.
Fri 21 Dec
£10.50–£16 (£11.50–£14; Children £10.50–£14) / 01229 820000
Stewart Francis: Into the Punset
Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.
Sat 10 Nov
£18.50 / 01229 820000
Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music
Spoken word show from the affable Madness frontman 'with musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant/pianist'.
Fri 26 Oct
£26.50 / 01229 820000
Tom Allen: Absolutely
Sharp of both tongue and suit, Tom Allen (you'll have seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's Comedy Gala) presents a brand new show. Ages 14+.
Sat 8 Sep
£15 / 01229 820000