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
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Forum

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 3 May 2015
by Helen G.

Good wheelchair access, with accessible toilet. Staff are really helpful and as long as you contact the venue beforehand, will give you a free carer's ticket too.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

2.0 out of 5 11 May 2013
by Vicky L.

Oh, now I remember you- you were the s**thole I went to see CSS in years ago. I completely blanked that out because the venue was so bland. In fact I didn't remember it until I was standing right in front of it and registered the facade. I walked in and promptly forgot again.

Actually it did turn into a shithole literally because the loos flooded. It was disgusting.

A horror shell of a...more

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