The Forum

The Forum
The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8YU
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Former public toilet and brass rubbing centre transformed into a 250 capacity independent not-for-profit music and arts venue in 1993. Hosting regular gigs and comedy nights including early shows from Oasis, Green Day, Mumford & Sons, Muse and Royal Blood. NME voted The Forum as Britain's Best Small Venue in 2012.

Approximately five minute walk from Tunbridge Wells or Tunbridge Wells West rail stations; bus routes 222, 230, 252, 281 and 289 all stop near The Forum.

Events at this venue

There are 36 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Anti-Nowhere League

Old school punk rockers who used to hang with the Damned (and have an infamous 'carrot story' in their disreputable past, Google it if you dare).

Fri 16 Jul

£16.25 / 01892 530411

Beans on Toast

Sounds from the English 'drunk folk singer'.

Wed 8 Dec

£16.50 / 01892 530411

Beardyman

British multi-vocalist, musician and comedian from London renowned for his beatboxing skills and use of live looping.

Sat 27 Nov

£21.50 / 01892 530411

Black Foxxes

The West Country three-piece plays lyrically intelligent melodic rock.

Wed 6 Oct

£11 / 01892 530411

Broken Witt Rebels

Birmingham quartet that mixes classic rock with soulful blues.

Fri 7 Jan 2022

£15.40 / 01892 530411

China Crisis

Scouse duo from out of the 80s specialising in wistful pastoral pop.

Fri 26 Nov

£24.20 / 01892 530411

Chloe Foy

British singer-songwriter from Gloucestershire.

Tue 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01892 530411

Chubby and the Gang

English rock band formed in West London in 2019.

Tue 30 Nov

£13.20 / 01892 530411

Cleopatrick

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Wed 24 Nov

£12.10 / 01892 530411

Coach Party

Four-piece indie band from the Isle of Wight.

Thu 4 Nov

£10.45 / 01892 530411

Dark Horse Live Comedy

Join us fully interactive and in HD on FACEBOOK LIVE or as AUDIENCE in Tunbridge Wells for Rich Wilson (MC), Jen Brister, Alex Lowe (AKA Clinton Baptiste from Phoenix Nights) and Aimee Cooper doing stand up (with actual standing up).

Thu 17 Jun

£12.50 (online £4.99) / 01892 530411

Do Nothing

Nottingham-based art-rock quartet.

Wed 14 Jul

£11 / 01892 530411

Wed 22 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01892 530411

Dreadzone

Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Sat 9 Oct

£22 / 01892 530411

Dub Pistols

Baggy-dub from ex-Monkey Mafia collaborator Barry Ashworth.

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£22 / 01892 530411

Evil Scarecrow

Make-up clad over-the-top metal outfit with a dash of humour amongst the heavy riffs

Thu 11 Nov

£13.63 / 01892 530411

Ferocious Dog

The collective plays folk, with distinct influences from traditional Celtic music, ska, rock and pop.

Sat 13 Nov

£18.15 / 01892 530411

Flyte

English indie rock band from London featuring Will Taylor, Jon Supran and Nicolas Hill.

Tue 7 Sep

£12.65 / 01892 530411

Gong

You just can't keep a good psychedelic rock band down, and these far-out pioneers have been in the business for eternity.

Sun 27 Mar 2022

£22 / 0141 332 2232

John

Rock'n'roll duo, both of whom are (aptly) named John.

Thu 30 Sep

£11 / 01892 530411

Lady Bird

Three-piece punk outfit from Kent.

Wed 15 Sep

£14.15 / 01892 530411

Massive Wagons

Hard rock quintet from Carnforth.

Thu 9 Sep

£19.25 / 01892 530411

Nirvana Tribute

0114 presents the world renowned No.1 international touring Nirvana Tribute Performing MTV’ Unplugged in New York’ Album.

Fri 12 Nov

£16.25 / 01892 530411

Oscar Lang

London based artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Wed 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01892 530411

Penelope Isles

Brighton-based indie-psych band.

Tue 23 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01892 530411

Porridge Radio

Indie rock band from Brighton.

Tue 18 Jan 2022

£11 / 01892 530411

Salem

Michigan band considered one of the pioneers of the witch house genre.

Fri 29 Oct

£11 / 01892 530411

The Skints

Reggae and dub four-piece from East London.

Tue 12 Oct

£22 / 01892 530411

Smoke Fairies

Musicians and BBF's Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies perform a blend of blues and folk.

Tue 8 Feb 2022

£14.30 / 01892 530411

Spinn

Jangly-pop indie ensemble from Liverpool.

Fri 5 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01892 530411

Tankus The Henge

Cult British band based around the songwriting of Jaz Delorean. The band is known for their wild showmanship and their self-described 'Gonzo Rock 'n' Roll' style.

Fri 15 Oct

£16.50 / 01892 530411

Tigercub

Brighton alt-noise-pop trio.

Mon 29 Nov

£12.10 / 01892 530411

Toyah

The multi-coloured coiffured actress/songstress.

Fri 24 Sep

£24.75 / 01892 530411

UK Subs

Legendary old school punks formed back in 1976.

Thu 25 Nov

£16.25 / 01892 530411

Warmduscher

Avant-noise supergroup on The Leaf Label.

Sun 11 Jul

£16.50 / 01892 530411

The Wendy James Band

After being the lead singer for Transvision Vamp, Wendy James decided to pursue a solo career. She wrote a letter to Elvis Costello about her situation and was surprised when Costello wrote an entire album for her. Now Ain't the Time for Your Tears was recorded with guitarist Neil Taylor, bassist Cass Lewis, and drummer…

Wed 8 Sep

£17.83 / 01892 530411

Willy Mason

A mixture of folk, blues and country from the New York-based singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Sat 6 Nov

£16.50 / 01892 530411