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 14 events at this location
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Abbey Musical Society present Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.
Mon 19 Mar
Tue 20 Mar
Wed 21 Mar
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
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Fri 6 Apr
£23.50 / 01229 820000
Islands in the Stream
Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Sat 2 Jun
£26.40 (£24.20) / 01229 820000
Menopause the Musical
Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.
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
A journey through the eras of some of the world's greatest classic rock bands and albums, featuring the music of icons such as Deep Purple, Free, Bon Jovi, Toto, Rainbow, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, Status Quo, Yes, Van Halen and beyond.
Fri 11 May
£22 (£20; Children £15) / 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
Signed, Sealed, Delivered!
A night of soul, Motown and funk music, inspired by Stevie Wonder.
Fri 1 Jun
£25.30 (£23.65) / 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: Pun Gent
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