In Our Fully Equipped Rehearsal Rooms

Music Lessons

Guitar and Drum Tuition at The Forum

P.A.T Testing

Available at The Forum


Classic and Cult Films at Darlington Film Club


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Admission and ID

ID Requirements

The Forum Music Centre opperates on a challenge 21 policy therefore if you apear to be under 21 you will be asked for ID to purchase alcohol or gain entry to over 18 events. Valid forms or ID include a current driving licence (provisional or full) and a current Passport. We can only accept original documents. For certain events, age verification wrist bands will be issued so staff can quickly identify who is over 18 or not.

Under 18's

Under 18's are permitted for using the facilities such as cafe/bar during daytime hours. Under 18's can also use the venue in evening hours however only if using the facilities such as the rehearsal rooms or getting music tuition.

Under 18's at Events

Depending on the event (Please see age restriction on each event) a restricted number of 16 and 17 year olds are permited to attend live gigs as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There must be one guardian per young person in attendence. Tickets must be booked in advance and the name plus age of person must be stated at time of booking.

Smoking Area

There is a smoking area at the back of the building near the car park, smoking is not permited outside the front of the building. Please use the smoking bins provided to extinguish cigarettes.

Drugs Policy

The Forum Music Centre operates a zero tolerance on drugs, anyone found in possesion or under the influence of drugs will be ejected from the venue immediately and no refund given. 

Coming And Going

Please be aware that we are located in a residenical area and as such we ask that you respect our neighbours and the enviroment when you enter and exit the venue and do not leave litter or make excess noise.

Cameras and Recording

For the satisfaction of other customers large iPads and/or tablet devices are not permitted to photograph or film during any performances. Customers who persist may be asked to leave the venue.

No professional cameras (with large or detachable lenses), video cameras or tape recorders are permitted in the venue unless permission from the venue has been granted in advance. Photographers attending with an intention of publicising photographs or video footage must get permission from the venue. The venue will also require permission from the band/artist or notification from the band/artist that a photographer will be accompanying them.

Small compact cameras are allowed unless specified on the day of the show.


All the public spaces are accessible for wheelchair users
There is a dedicated a
ccessible toilet located next to the ladies toilets
*Please note all doors are manually operated*
If you have any requests or concernes please ask a member of staff or call us on 01325 363135