The Forum Northallerton

The Forum Northallerton

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  • Arts
  • Local / community

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Our organisation was set up 7 years ago when we took over the building formerly run by the District Council when they were no longer wanting to run it as a community centre. Our mission was to provide a place for the people of Northallerton and beyond to have access to the arts( cinema, plays, streaming, concerts, talks, comedy) other entertainment, letting space for community groups such as U3A, young people's sports groups, private parties, educational sessions too many to name. The impact has been amazing since we now get large numbers of people accessing our services and stating their satisfaction with what we have to offer. Since we are also heavily volunteer run with a Board of Trustees (all volunteers) and volunteers acting as stewards for entertainments on offer, running the box office and  the bar, distributing the what's on programme to local schools and business premises and helping with other tasks in the running of the building. We also have a small number of paid of paid staff which includes a manager.

The Council now recognises our success and uses us for their events needing a large hall and also as the building still belongs to them helps with structural problems when they arise.


  1. provides a letting space for local people and organisations
  2. provides access to current cinema showings, live streaming, live drama on stage, talks, comedy and music of all types
  3. provides facilities for indoor sports such as childrens boxing club, taekwondo, badminton courts and indoor bowls
  4. Provides space for local meetings of organisations
  5. is used for local authority and other local education groups
  6. is the home for the local amateur musical groups, local drama groups, annual Panto group and local children's dancing school performances
  7. maintains the high profile of the county town of Northallerton and is a voluntary member of the local Business Improvement District organisation

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