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Socialite and novelist Charles - along with his second wife Ruth - have one very large problem - the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. 

However it's his own entire fault, having invited the wonderful Madame Arcati to conduct a seance, in the hope of gathering material for his next book - when his plan backfires. As in life, Elvira is temperamental and now she's a ghost she's going to enjoy nothing more than attempting to ruin Charles's new marriage from beyond the grave. 

Blithe Spirit was first produced at the Manchester Opera House in 1941, before transferring to the West End, where it ran for nearly 2000 performances, a record for a non-musical play unbroken until The Mousetrap sixteen years later. It remains one of Coward's most popular plays and, with Private Lives and Hay Fever, one of his three great masterpieces. 

Tickets: £14, Concessions £12, Matinee £8

Book today: 01642 81 51 81 or online

Middlesbrough Theatre

Middlesbrough Theatre has quite a remarkable history. From it's conception in the late 1920's to its opening as the first architect-designed theatre to be built after the Second World War - it is the result of a 27-year dream and the unswerving dedication of theatre lovers in Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough Theatre has an intimacy that belies its 486 seat capacity. A winning combination that has enabled the theatre to play host to a wide variety of performances from big bands and stand-up comedy to full-scale amateur musicals and Indian dance.

Middlesbrough Theatre continues to serve its community hosting performances from leading actors and renowned companies as well as by providing first class facilities to local amateur operatic and dramatic societies as well as young students from local dance schools and performing arts colleges.

Box Office Opening times

Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sunday Closed

On performance days, we re-open for telephone bookings at 6pm (1 1/2 hours before curtain-up on Sundays) and 3/4 hour before curtain-up for personal callers and stay open until 9pm. 01642 81 51 81


The Theatre can accommodate up to six wheelchairs per performance, one free ticket will be issued for each companion. We regret that access to the bar is via stairs: drinks may be ordered and collected from the ground floor kiosk.

An infra-red system is available for the hard of hearing using discreet headsets, which are available from the box office.

Please let us know your requirements at the time of booking to ensure you have a comfortable visit.