Telephone : 08712 777101 (has a list of options) Write: The Forum, Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8YU
Opening Times : 8PM – 11PM unless advertised otherwise. (See listings)
Age limit : 16+ or all ages when accompanied by an adult
The Forum is fully licensed to sell alcohol. Thus as a license restriction, people are not allowed to bring their own drinks into the venue.
Click the map below to go to the full google maps site.
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….
Castle Road to the rear of the property has free parking [unlit] in two or four hour bays during the day. After 6PM you can park here until 8PM the next morning. [Not suitable for HGV’s]
Between 7PM-8AM London Road (at the front of the property) free parking is available. A dispensation can be applied for for commercial vehicles (large band splitters and coaches) outside of these times.
Further parking is available nearby – nearest pay and display is Linden Park road near The Sussex Arms Pub (postcode TN2 5TE)
Entrance through the rear garden has level access through to the rear fire exit to the performance area and bar. It is best to inform us of your requirements through an email/facebook/phone message (details above) or just ask the door staff if you are able, so we can assist you in the best manner.
The venue itself is located on a hill on the common. We suggest parking in Castle Road to the rear of the property (see above map) and you will find the garden a short distance across the common on a worn concrete path.
We are currently working with attitude is everything.org.uk on how to improve our access for the deaf and the disabled.
We issue E-Tickets to your email address through the ‘musicglue’ ticket vendor system – you will not receive a physical ticket in the post. Please bring a copy of the e-ticket with you to the show either printed or on a smartphone. If you arrive without a copy we can still confirm your ticket purchase on our computer on the door, when presented with relevant ID (i.e. something with your name on it).
The ticket vendor adds a booking fee on top of the advertised ticket price.
If you have lost or not received your ticket please email us here. For other requests please email musicglue (our ticket vendor).
HIRING THE VENUE
PLAYING THE VENUE
If you are in a band and want to apply to play an event, contact here.
Our local band showcase nights will soon be relaunching.
We will provide bands with an engineer, 11000watt PA, microphones, stands, DI boxes and lighting. Other equipment may be provided on request.
Any bands requiring rehearsal rooms or recording studios, THE FORUM can highly recommend…