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Middlesbrough Theatre - call 01642 81 51 81 to book

Middlesbrough Theatre has quite a remarkable history. From its conception in the late 1920s 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.

Booking your tickets

Due to technical difficulties, the Middlesbrough Theatre website is currently unavailable. Please make your booking via the event listings below - choose the show you want, and click 'Book online'. You'll then be redirected to the website to choose your seats and make payment.

Box office opening times

The box office phone number is 01642 81 51 81.

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.


By car

From the A19 take the A1130 (signposted Acklam/Middlesbrough)

At the roundabout take the second exit up Mandale Road.

At the T-junction by the Coronation pub, turn left onto Acklam Road.

At the traffic lights, turn right into Green Lane.

Continue past the College of Art and Design and take the fifth turning on the left into the Avenue.

The route is signposted throughout with the brown “mask” signs.

(Sat Nav – TS5 6SA)


Middlesbrough Theatre has free security-patrolled parking on site with 97 spaces and 5 disabled parking bays.

By bus

Stagecoach services 11, 12 and 13, and Arriva service 17, all regularly stop outside the theatre.


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.