The Forum – Bath

    Situated in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath – The Forum is a stunning Art Deco ex-super cinema built in 1934.

    The Heritage City is an indisputable world class leader in the field of historical architecture. But even the longest-established residents are aware that, away from the iconic heritage trail, there’s always a new old treasure to discover – and The Forum is one such hidden gem.

    Having opened its doors to the public as a cinema in 1934, this remarkable venue celebrates its 80th birthday in May 2014. The cinema remained in operation until 1969 and the building has since accommodated a bingo hall and a dance school before Bath City Church took the building over in 1989. “Many people don’t realise that The Forum is Bath’s biggest venue and the third largest seated auditorium in the south west of England,” says Daniel Hogston, who is justifiably proud of managing this unique venture. But for many years, the building was overlooked, unloved and allowed to slip into a state of careworn disarray. “When Bath City Church took The Forum over, it had been allowed to crumble into a sorry state of disrepair,” says Dan. “Thankfully, the church restored it to its former glory and recently set up a company called Bath Forum Ltd to manage the venue and deliver a new programme of events and to look at refurbishment as an ongoing project”.

    Today, The Forum represents a true reflection of typical Art Deco-era splendour including lacquered wood fixtures and fittings and gold-leafed flourishes all subtly vying for your attention. In the elegant auditorium, the iconic green cinema seats offer a spacious, luxurious audience experience.

    Upcoming Events at The Forum - Bath

    Ed Gamble: Electric

    Ed Gamble is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another round of attention seeking.

    The Forum - Bath

    17 Nov 2022

    Ed Gamble Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, new judge on Great British Menu, Taskmaster champion and host of Taskmaster the Podcast, and has his own special Blood Sugar available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

    Jimmy Carr – Terribly Funny Tour

    Jimmy is back on the road with brand new material for 2022 and 2023.

    The Forum - Bath

    11 Nov 2022

    Comedian Jimmy Carr knows that terrible things happen in life – but he believes the...

    80’s Live

    Get ready as we bring you the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK!

    The Forum - Bath

    11 Mar 2023

    The ultimate 80s night out, so come dressed to impress as we spin you around and around for a night to remember. Blending pop and soft rock, the show includes hits such as Girls just Wanna have fun, Edge of Heaven, Tainted Love, Love Shack, Living on a Prayer, The Final Countdown, Don’t You Want Me Baby, Relax, Never Gonna Give You Up, It’s Raining Men, Rio and the list goes on.

    An Evening with Noel Fitzpatrick

    The Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick will be heading out on a live UK tour in 2022.

    The Forum - Bath

    21 Nov 2022

    Noel Fitzpatrick returns to the stage this autumn with a brand-new show which will delight animal lovers of all ages and anyone who feels like they need some love, hope and healing in their lives.
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