2024 is set to be another incredible year of acts and events taking place at Barrow’s theatre.

From music and comedy to musicals and educational talks, there will be something for everyone at The Forum this year.   

THE Mail have had a look at what’s to come between now and August 2024.  


Kicking off the New Year on January 5 is a showing of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - a film based on the novel written by Rachel Joyce of a man who keeps walking after posting a letter.

The Deemon Performance Academy, Kreativ School of Dance, Dance Fever and the Abbey Musical Concert will all then take place before the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present Bizet, Beethoven and Barrow on January 20.

The Adult Panto Tour is set to present Alice in Wonderland on January 26, followed by 2002 X Factor Runner Up Gareth Gates who will join The Best of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music on January 28.

The Legends of American Country Show will then come to town for one night of toe tapping nostalgia on January 31.


In one of the busiest months of the calendar year, the month begins with the World’s number one paranormal show with Yvette Fielding – Most Haunted Live on February 1 before an evening with Liverpool legends, Peter Bardsley, Sammy Lee and Steve McMahon on February 2.

A timeless repertoire of The Bee Gees will then be brought to life in a stunning stage production called ‘Jive Talkin’ the next evening with stand-up comedian and actor Ross Noble then taking to the stage on February 4.

Other highlights in the month include a ‘Circus Spectacular’ on February 16, American Wrestling on February 17, An Evening of Burlesque on February 25 and the Best of Queen on February 29.

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The Gruffalo’s Child will be performed live on stage for families to enjoy between March 1 – 2 before singer and TV personality presents her first ever solo show ‘Naked’ on March 6.

On March 18, Northern Ballet will perform the Tortoise and the Hare and there will be an evening of Laurel and Hardy on March 19.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are then back once again between March 26-27 with a dementia friendly concert and under-five’s concert.


Walt Disney film Sleeping Beauty will be performed for four days between April 5 – 8.

Katy Ellis is then set to bring her Taylor Mania tribute show to 'Swiftie' fans on April 16 for a night of Taylor’s biggest hits.

Family musical The Tiger Who Came to Tea based on Judith Kerr’s book will then come to The Forum on April 30 and May 1.

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Folk group Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman will perform for one night only on May 3 followed by Get it On! One night of Glam Rock on May 4.

South Lakes Rock School will take to the stage on May 19 with Steve Steinman’s – Love Hurts being performed on May 24.

Science Museum Live, Boyzlife, Elite Dance – Stars of the Future and Mania: The Abba Tribute complete the rest of the month’s lineup.

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are back in town again on June 7, June 21 and June 30.

Other highlights in the month come from Sex Pistols John Lydon performing on June 12 and Milkshake Live on June 15.


Kreativ Dance, the Abbey Musical Society, Free Spirit Dance, Limitless Dance and the Walney Musical Theatre Company make up the shows on offer throughout July.  


Ireland The Show will come to The Forum on August 1 followed by the showing of 1992 American musical crime comedy film Sister Act the following evening.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok and Pop Princesses completes the rest of the lineup in the month.

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