From West End wonders and magical musicals, to captivating comedy and dynamic dramas, the Forum Theatre brings you the thrill of live performance in a warm, intimate setting…it’s time to take your seat.

Shows you will not want to miss…

Blood Brothers

26th - 31st March 2024

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers.


Jack & the Beanstalk

2nd - 31st December 2023

FE-FI-FO-FUM, if you miss this panto you will be glum! Book now for our spectacular rags to riches pantomime for the whole family. With stunning sets, comedy, audience participation and breathtaking special effects, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be the funniest and most spectacular pantomime you’ve ‘bean’ waiting for!


Madama Butterfly

17th March 2024

After last season’s premier in the UK, we are delighted to bring back Dnipro Opera theatre from the Ukraine. This opera and ballet theatre has a long-standing heritage of top-quality opera productions, and we are excited to bring it back to the UK in our 2024 Opera Season...


Paul Young

14th April 2024

He’s been a major star for four decades. Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home). More success followed with the number one album The Secret Of Association and the worldwide hit Everytime You Go Away, not forgetting an appearance at Live Aid and more...


Nadiya and Kai: Behind The Magic

11th June 2024

Following their critically acclaimed debut tour, Nadiya and Kai are back in their brand-new show Behind the Magic. Nadiya and Kai took you on a personal journey through the world of dance, from their childhood memories, competition days, dancing on Strictly and beyond.


Aled Jones

Tuesday 2nd April

Prepare to hear Aled Jones as you’ve never heard him before. He was the boy treble who captivated the world selling over seven million albums. His recording of ‘Walking in the Air’, from the animated film The Snowman, firmly established him as a household name.


Shaun Ryder

31st October 2024

He’s the wild man of rock who became a national treasure. Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder is hitting the road for a new, spoken word tour. The star of more-TV-shows-than-anyone-has-a-right-to-feature-on – including Celebrity Gogglebox, and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, among many others.


Enjoy some of the biggest names in comedy…

Dom Joly - Conspiracy Tourist Tour

21st March 2024

Dom Joly has been off travelling the globe again. This time, he’s been looking into some of the strangest and weirdest conspiracy theories in existence. Now, he’s now set to embark on a rather unique theatre tour, where Dom will be providing a hilarious, fascinating, and slightly anarchic guide to the wacky world of conspiracies...


Ed Byrne - Tragedy Plus Time

27th January 2024

Attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.


Roy Chubby Brown

2nd - 3rd February 2024

After over 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!! 30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, 2,000 plus live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is “Britain’s King of Comedy”.


Paul Smith


Attention all comedy fans! Paul Smith is back and better than ever with his latest tour show, “Pablo”. Get ready to experience the jaw-aching, laugh out loud comedy that only Smith can deliver. This is Paul Smith’s biggest and funniest tour show yet, and it promises to have you rolling around in laughter with every joke. The show features a mix of his trademark audience interaction and hilarious true stories from his everyday life.


Jim Davidson - Swimming Against the Tide

18th April 2024

Join Britain’s best loved funny man on his marathon swim as he resists the pull of the under-current of radical sensibilities of the woke minority. Slap on the Goose fat and battle through the dark and murky woke infested waters and join him for another evening of rip-roaring grown-up comedy, as Jim Davidson OBE continues to play to capacity audiences year after year.


Clinton Baptiste

26th October 2024

Solo again, Britain’s most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ returns with his brand new hilarious one-man stand up show. As well as venturing into the audience to offer his unique spirit readings, Clinton Baptiste comes armed with more tales from his extraordinary childhood; exposing himself in ways you could never imagine -the family that shaped him, the narrow minded who doubted him and the lovers that left him.


Our family favourites…

Jack & the Beanstalk

2nd - 31st December 2023

FE-FI-FO-FUM, if you miss this panto you will be glum! Book now for our spectacular rags to riches pantomime for the whole family. With stunning sets, comedy, audience participation and breathtaking special effects, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be the funniest and most spectacular pantomime you’ve ‘bean’ waiting for!


Peppa Pigs Fun Day Out

19th - 20th June 2024

Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day. Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea!


Fireman Sam

10th April 2024

Norman wants to go on an adventure to impress his friends, so when two famous animal explorers arrive in Pontypandy, he decides to follow them into the mountains. But when Norman discovers a rare red squirrel, one of the explorers decides to take the glory for themselves, leaving Norman stranded in a cave. Now it’s up to Fireman Sam to save the day and ensure everyone is safe on their camping adventure!


Exciting Science

7th April 2024

This brand new, exciting and educational show will amaze and astound all ages from 4 years and upwards, as we put the ‘Exciting’ back into ‘Science’. (See what we did there!) With fun and fact filled experiments, watch in amazement as we recreate a volcanic eruption; turn a vacuum cleaner into a missile launcher or take aim at you with our smoke blaster! This highly interactive show is the perfect way to expand your mind in the world of science.


The Lion Inside

16th - 17th April 2024

‘No matter your size, we all have a mouse and a lion inside.’ A heart-warming tale about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar. In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful
house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.


Humpty Dumpty Pantomime

17th - 21st February 2024

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a… GREAT TIME when Tom Rolfe Productions returns to Billingham with this cracking EASTER pantomime! Join Humpty Dumpty, Bo Peep, King Cole, Boy Blue and Mother Hubbard on the most magical adventure of all as they try and put a stop to the wicked Queen of Hearts ruining all the fairytales in storyland. The most hilarious and ‘eggciting’ show yet!


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