You’ll find the Forum at the bottom end of town on Fonthill Common, opposite the King Charles The Martyr Church. It is only a five minute walk from Tunbridge Wells rail station, which has frequent direct connections in and out of London.
For those driving, the Forum is situated on the A26. If you’re approaching from London, take junction 5 off the M25 onto the A21 (signposted as Sevenoaks & Hastings) and then turn off the A21 at the Junction signposted for Tunbridge Wells. That’s the A26, so stay on that road for 3 miles or so till you see the common on your right….
Please email us at : email@example.com
Please call us on : 08712 777101 (has a list of options)
or write: The Forum, Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8YU
What are your opening times?
The majority of shows run from 8pm and finish at approximately 11pm. Please check opening times for each individual show on the website to be safe.
How old do I need to be to get in?
The forum is a 16+ venue. However anyone below that age is still allowed to come providing they are accompanied by a supervising adult.
On occasion, some events have an 18+ policy so keep an eye on the website just in case.
We do require anyone under the age of 21 to bring ID. We have a challenge 21 policy at our bar.
How do I get there?
If you are coming by train, we are no more than 5 minutes walk from Tunbridge Wells rail station.
There are also buses that stop regularly just outside the venue, please consult local bus guides.
If you come by car, we advise the use of a satellite navigation system. They are very useful. Our postcode is TN4 8YU
Can I bring my own drinks I bought at a supermarket/pub/restaurant into the venue?
I am interested in hiring The Forum for a show. How do I go about this?
Please send us an email with what you would like to do at the venue (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a promotor, we would be keen to know what you have done previously and see some links to those nights. Please understand that we would love to work with everyone but we need to make sure that its going to be a good show.
Can I hire the forum for a special event/private party?
You can indeed, email us at email@example.com outlining the type of event/party you intend to put on.
How much does it cost to put a night on at the forum?
This needs to be discussed over email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Whats the capacity?
Our capacity is 250 standing. Basic seating is available on request but will reduce the capacity.
Is it possible to use the forum for events outside of the normal opening hours (8pm-11pm)?
Of course. We can open at weekends until 1am but this will effect your age restrictions. Best to discuss this with us at email@example.com
My band would like to play at the forum, who do I speak to?
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are in the area when we are open, why not come to the venue and see us. We like to see bands supporting other music. Drop us a CD and say hello. Its so much more personal than the Facebook link.
What equipment can the forum provide?
We will provide bands with an engineer, 11000watt PA, microphones, stands, DI boxes and lighting. Other equipment may be provided on request.
Where can I park to load into the venue?
You can park in Castle Road behind the venue from 4pm onwards on the evening of the show. It is a 30 metre walk from the venue.
Do you have a backstage area?
Yes we do. We have a room behind the stage. However, you cant see the other bands from there. We would suggest standing out front to catch the other bands if you can.
Any bands requiring rehearsal rooms or recording studios, THE FORUM can highly recommend…