Before the Curtain Call

The Forum Theatre has undergone quite a transformation throughout the dark period of Summer 2023. The team have been working tirelessly from June through to September to bring the new brand to life and give the theatre an updated, fresh, and welcoming feel for future audiences. The building has been transformed with everything from general repairs to fresh paint and dazzling LED lighting!

Upon entering the theatre, the new A0 poster boards display the venues upcoming shows, with overhead on-brand pink spotlights bringing the space to life. The Font Of House is now a welcoming unified area that showcases the new branding and eye catching digital screens.

The outdated leaflet racks have been removed and the new ‘Upcoming Shows’ board provides a clean display of the venues upcoming shows. The box office is complete with new signage and a beautiful photograph wall. As you venture further into the building it is clear to see detailed changes, including new furniture and lighting, are coming together to give the space a modern and contemporary feel.

The once tired VIP lounge has been restored with bold new furniture that reflects the brand and brings a new energy to a warm and inviting space. Customers can enjoy a selection of table nibbles and additional drink options for just £6 per person.

Once the updates were complete and the finishing added, the team began preparing to welcome customers old and new through the doors. The September season began with Islands In The Steam a tribute to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. The show was a roaring success and the staff received outstanding comments in regards to the new brand, building, and management.

Theatre manager, Matt Prosser said, “It was lovely to welcome customers into the theatre again and hear all the wonderful comments about it’s recent refurbishment. The staff have worked exceptionally hard to bring the space to life and create a new, exciting feel throughout the theatre. We are thrilled with the ticket sales and feedback we have received so far and can’t wait to continue welcoming audiences through the doors.”