Telephone : 08712 777101 (has a list of options)
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 to the Forum?
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….
Can I bring my own drinks I bought at a supermarket/pub/restaurant into the venue?
>>> HIRING FORM <<<
>>> Venue Information .pdf <<<
Can I hire the forum for a special event/private party?
You can indeed!
Please fill in the booking form (Link above) to specify what you are looking for then email it to: ANDY@TUNBRIDGEWELLSFORUM.CO.UK
What’s 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 ANDY@TUNBRIDGEWELLSFORUM.CO.UK
>>> Venue Information .pdf <<< >>> SHOWCASE local band night information.pdf <<<
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.
Showcase is the local band night revisited. See showcase tumblr for more information and to apply.
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…