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The Forum
O2 Forum Kentish Town Logo.jpg
HMV Forum 2009.jpg
The Forum in 2009
Location Kentish Town
London, NW5
United Kingdom
Public transit London Underground National Rail Kentish Town
Owner MAMA & Company
Capacity 2,300
Opened 1993; 27 years ago (1993)

The Forum, known as O2 Forum Kentish Town for sponsorship reasons, 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. In 2015, the venue was acquired by Live Nation, and re-branded as O2 Forum Kentish Town, as part of the O2 Academy Group.

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

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

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