The Forum, London
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|Location||Kentish Town, London, England|
|Owner||MAMA & Company|
|Opened||1993 (As The Forum)|
The Forum, or sometimes Kentish Town Forum is a concert venue in Kentish Town, London, England owned by MAMA & Company. The venue was built in 1934 and was originally used as an art deco cinema. After the cinema was closed, the venue re-opened as an Irish dance hall called The Forum. In the mid-1980s, it changed direction to a 2,100 capacity live music venue under the name of The Town & Country Club. In 1993 Mean Fiddler purchased the venue and renamed it The Forum. The final show at the T&C and the first at The Forum was Van Morrison. In 2007, MAMA & Company purchased the Forum from Mean Fiddler and spent £1.5 million refurbishing it, and increasing the capacity to 2,300.
The venue has standing downstairs and benched seating in booths on the upstairs balcony, or a fully seated layout for certain shows.