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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9-17 Highgate RoadGospel OakLondonNW5 1JY
- +44 (0)20 7284 1001
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
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
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
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
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.