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 15 events at this location
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Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.
Sat 2 May 2020
£25 (£22; Children £22) / 01229 820000
Classic tale about the young street urchin and his genie pal.
The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.
Sat 28 Mar 2020
£16.50 / 01229 820000
From the Jam
Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.
Thu 5 Mar 2020
£30.25–£33 / 01229 820000
The Beatles may have led the British Invasion, but Herman's Hermits provided crucial covering fire. Although the only original member left is drummer Barry Whitwam, the band that gave us 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter' keeps up a fearsome touring schedule.
Thu 12 Mar 2020
£24 / 01229 820000
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Thu 15 Oct 2020
£25.50 / 01229 820000
Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's OK?)
New stand-up hour from the English comedian, who is co-host of the new ITV2 show Singleton.
Thu 21 May 2020
£18 / 01229 820000
Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …
The comedian and TV presenter returns.
Wed 15 Apr 2020
£20 / 01229 820000
Kevin Bloody Wilson
Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.
Sat 29 Feb 2020
£29.50 / 01229 820000
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.
Fri 29 May 2020
£27.50 / 01229 820000
Tribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.
Sat 12 Sep 2020
£22 (£20; Children £20) / 01229 820000
Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.
Fri 1 May 2020
£24.75–£26.40 / 01229 820000