London Forum

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London Forum
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The London Forum in May 2017
Former namesTown & Country Club
LocationKentish Town
London, NW5
United Kingdom
Public transitLondon Underground National Rail Kentish Town
OwnerMAMA & Company
Capacity2,300
Opened1993; 25 years ago (1993)
Website
o2forumkentishtown.co.uk/

The London Forum, formerly known as the Town & Country Club, 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.

History[edit]

In the mid-1980s, it changed direction to a 2,100 capacity live music venue under the name Town & Country Club. In 1993, Mean Fiddler purchased the venue and renamed it the London 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. In 2015, the venue was acquired by Live Nation, and re-branded as O2 Forum Kentish Town, as part of the O2 Academy Group.[1]

The venue has standing downstairs and benched seating in booths on the upstairs balcony, or a fully seated layout for certain shows.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Live Nation re-brands 3 ex-MAMA venues as 'O2' in the UK - Music Business Worldwide". 12 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°33′08″N 0°08′32″W / 51.5522°N 0.1422°W / 51.5522; -0.1422