The Forum


Renowned for its Indie, Rock and Soul gigs, The Forum was built in 1934 and was originally an Art Deco cinema. Balcony and free-standing areas are available. Admission is by ticket only. They also have a snack bar and are also licensed to sell alcohol.

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The Forum

9-17 Highgate Road
Gospel Oak
+44 (0)20 7284 1001
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Forum

3.0 out of 5 18 October 2015
by Debbie H.

A grand night out with Graham Parker and the Rumour. A most welcome blast from the past. The Forum was a good choice of venue ... enough room to strut our stuff, enough red wine to keep us dancing and a loud but not deafening sound system. We would definitely come back another time.more

4.0 out of 5 15 October 2015
by Lauren V.

No big complaints about The Forum

Security - friendly and efficient. Line to get in and have a looksie in bags went quickly and without gruffness/rudeness.

Bag check - available but didn't use it.

View - We got in a bit late so were stuck at the back. There's a raised up back area with a metal rail across - you want to be right behind that rail if you want a decent view without being up...more

4.0 out of 5 7 August 2015
by Shaun D.

Came here for a stand up comedy gig. Acoustics were spot on and it's perfect all around the venue. We had unreserved first floor balcony seats and so got there a little early to make sure we got something good. The seats aren't individual and are long cushioned benches which you share and after a while it did get quite uncomfortable, as the majority do not have back support. They also have an...more

4.0 out of 5 9 June 2014
by Vicky O.

I love Birmingham, as well you might know, but a lot of the stranger/more specialist bands that I love just don't come to the Midlands. They go to the Capital where, I guess, you're going to get a larger crowd come along to your gigs.

I have only ever been to The Forum twice. Once (many, many moons ago) to see the Swedish Electro outfit The Knife and the second time was a couple of weeks ago...more

4.0 out of 5 26 February 2014
by Cristin L.

A-OK venue.

No where to sit, which is normally fine, but I was on a crutch (didn't know I would be when buying gig tickets). I did manage to nab a spot near the back beside a railing and that helped a lot.

Lots of toilets in the ladies that were quite clean for a gig venue.

Staff where very nice.

Lots of warnings about pickpockets though, so keep your valuables in a safe place.

The gig...more

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