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 21 events at this location
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Family panto fun with Cinders and her ugly sisters.
Dick & Dom Live
The lads from Da Bungalow bring their madcap show from screen to stage.
Interactive family show where you can meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Sun 24 Sep
£12.50–£15 / 01229 820000
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.
Sat 11 Nov
£24 / 01229 820000
Go West, Nik Kershaw & T'Pau
Pretend the 80s reign once again with this triple header of acts.
Fri 29 Sep
£28.60 / 01229 820000
Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.
Fri 6 Apr 2018
£23.50 / 01229 820000
Jason Manford: Work in Progress
Jason Manford returns to stand-up with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018.
The Legends of American Country
Country music tribute show featuring songs by Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash.
Wed 8 Nov
£19.50 / 01229 820000
Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.
Sat 4 Nov
£35 / 01229 820000
A tribute to the life and music for Paul McCartney from The Beatles to Wings and solo, with Emanuele Angeletti.
Sat 28 Oct
£23 (£22; Children £22) / 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.
Milton Jones is Out There
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Thu 8 Mar 2018
£26 / 01229 820000
Patsy Cline and Friends
Sue Lowry performs songs by Patsy Cline, accompanied by Marc Robinson and Lee Davidge who play tribute to Hank Williams and Jim Reeves.
Thu 12 Oct
£17.50–£18.50 / 01229 820000
- 19:30 – 22:00
Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour
The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.
Fri 22 Sep
£17 / 01229 820000
Rich Hall's Hoedown
Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.
Fri 22 Sep
£17 / 01229 820000
Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker
- Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
Sun 29 Oct
- 19:30 – 21:30
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
Wed 27 Sep
£25 / 01229 820000
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.
Sun 14 Jan 2018
Sold out / 01229 820000
A night of stand-up comedy and charity auction from the US-based star of Storage Hunters, joined by his co-stars T-Money and Green Mile.
Fri 6 Oct
£23.10 / 01229 820000