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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…

Swan Lake

23 October 2024

Imperial Classical Ballet® returns this year to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of Swan Lake.

Swan Lake is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

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Shaun Ryder

31 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.

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The Gruffalo

6 - 8 October

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – celebrating 25 years in 2024!

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

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Most Haunted

15 November 2024

The acclaimed World No.1 paranormal show. Most Haunted is the original and most successful worldwide. Paranormal investigation series ever made and premiers it’s Spine-chilling theatre show in 2023/24.

Presented by Yvette Fielding the first lady of the paranormal together with Karl Beattie and the Most Haunted team, you will be taken on the darkest, most terrifying journey of your life.

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Cinderella

4 December 2024 - 5 January 2025

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Poor Cinderella works night and day but dreams of a very different life, and with an invitation to the royal ball it looks as if her wish may be granted. Will her Wicked Stepsisters succeed in ruining Cinderella’s dreams of happiness or will her loyal fiend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother be able to thwart their devilish plans?

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Peter Andre In The Best Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

23 January 2025

Starring Peter Andre – The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music from one of the biggest selling groups of all time. This nostalgic musical journey pays tribute to the life and career of those four boys from Jersey, who started singing under a streetlamp but soon went on to become one of the most recognised groups in history.

Rita, Sue & Bob Too!

19 - 22 March 2025

TV favourite Jake Quickenden heads the stellar cast as Bob in the production. Jake will be joined by Hollyoaks’ Jessica Ellis as Michelle, Shameless and Coronation Street’s Warren Donnelly as Dad, Britain’s Got Talent’s Siobhan Phillips as Mum, Kay Nicholson as Rita and Jenna Sian O’Hara as Sue.

The play tells the story of Rita and Sue, two working class girls from a rundown council estate who are about to finish their final year at school.

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Enjoy some of the biggest names in sport and comedy…

An Audience with Viv Anderson & Stewart Downing

30 August 2024

A night not to be missed for all Boro fans. A live interview followed by Q&A with your host and former team mate Middlesbrough player Craig Hignett. Listen to all the great stories from one of Middlesbrough most successful periods in the club’s History.

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AN EVENING WITH JEFF STELLING, Hosted by Bianca Westwood

24 October 2024

the Forum Theatre, Billingham, plays host to an exclusive evening of football nostalgia, fun and entertainment with Sky Sports legend Jeff Stelling anchor man of Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday for over 30 years.

During the evening Jeff will share anecdotes from his amazing career that saw him rise to fame as the recognisable face of Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and behind the scenes anecdotes. He will be joined on stage by Bianca Westwood his Sky Colleague as she hosts and roasts the anchor man!

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Clinton Baptiste

26 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.

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Milton Jones

06 November 2024

This is not a musical. Milton Jones is tone deaf and has no sense of rhythm, but at least he doesn’t make a song and dance about it. He has more important things to discuss. Like giraffes…and there’s a bit about tomatoes.

You might know him from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo or Radio 4. Or that time he stood for the Scottish National Party, fought a hard campaign, but in the end had to respect the wishes of the people of Cardiff. A whole new show of daftness. You know it makes sense.

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Middlesbrough Legends

16 January 2025

Starring: Paul Merson & Andy Townsend. Two Middlesbrough legends are coming to The Forum in Billingham to talk about their time at Middlesbrough FC and also their action-packed football careers. Starring Paul Merson & Andy Townsend as they discuss all things football, dressing room/training ground stories, managers, fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing for a successful football club.

There will be a chance to pose questions to the stars during the evening as there will be an audience Q&A.

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An Evening with Jimmy White!

5 February 2025

Join us for An Evening With ‘’The Whirlwind’’ Jimmy White! Hosted by none other than the voice of world snooker Mr John Virgo and includes a trick shot masterclass from the man himself and special guest snooker commentator and 1997 world champion Ken Doherty!
On the night Jimmy & Ken will play a few frames and talk us through their illustrious career both on and off the table with John Virgo being his usual referee and commentator and also giving us an insight into everything from Jimmy’s 6 world championship runner up finishes, to his world seniors championship win!

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Our family favourites…

Cinderella

4 December 2024 - 5 January 2025

Poor Cinderella works night and day but dreams of a very different life, and with an invitation to the royal ball it looks as if her wish may be granted. Will her Wicked Stepsisters succeed in ruining Cinderella’s dreams of happiness or will her loyal fiend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother be able to thwart their devilish plans?

The Gruffalo

6 - 8 October

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler – celebrating 25 years in 2024!

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

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