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About The Forum

The Forum Trust - The Forum Team - Project Purpose - Partnerships

Forum Facts - Forum History - Research and Development 

The Forum is one of the most successful Millennium Projects in the UK. It opened in November 2001 and has become an iconic landmark and meeting place in the historic centre of Norwich.

The Forum is a public building - everyone is welcome seven days a week all year round* - and the eclectic mix of free exhibitions, events, activities, catering, shopping and learning opportunities makes the Forum many things to many people.

Every day thousands of people come through the front doors to use the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library - the most popular public library in the UK. Many others come to The Forum to enjoy the free exhibitions and events in the huge Atrium,  in the Gallery or on Millennium Plain, at the front of the building.

Café Bar Marzano, on the ground floor, is a popular and lively meeting place and Pizza Express, on mezzanine level, offers spectacular views over Millennium Plain and the city centre beyond.

The Forum is also the home of BBC East, which broadcasts daily TV and radio news across the Eastern Region, the Norwich Tourist Information Centre, the Forum Shop by Jarrold and MINT, a charity which helps young people find employment.

And that’s not all!

The Forum is also a place where a great deal of business is done. The Forum's Auditorium, on one of the lower floors, seats 120 and is ideal for presentations, lectures, networking and even performances. The Fusion Screen is also used for business and corporate events.

Who looks after all this?

The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing charitable organisation which manages the building and which has a wide ranging project purpose, designed to ensure the Forum remains a vibrant and inspiring place and an asset which benefits the whole community.

Please explore these pages to find out more about The Forum Trust, our Project Purpose, our Partnerships and our History.

If you have any questions, or are keen on working with us, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

*We close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.