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Jul 17

Meet the author: Khadim Hussain


Local writer Khadim Hussain reads from his new poetry collection The Basics.


Stop press! Rock legends Status Quo are coming to Middlesbrough! Last year they played Glastonbury, The Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House. This year we are over the moon to announce that the band will be playing Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday 21 July – their only non-festival UK date announced so far for 2018.

Status Quo, who were awarded the prestigious Services to Rock Award by Kerrang magazine a couple of years ago, boats string of eye-watering statistics. They have sold more than 118 million records; have released 100 singles; 43 hit albums and appeared on Top of the Pops more than any other band in the world – a record 106 appearances!

Following the tragic death of Rick Parfitt on Christmas Eve 2016, founding member Francis Rossi is joined by keyboard player Andrew Bown (Quo member since 1976), bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (1986), guitarist Richie Malone (2016) and drummer Leon Cave (2013).

Last year they toured extensively across the world, feeling the need to connect with fans. This year, they are taking time out and performing only at one off gigs and festivals. We are delighted that they have chosen Middlesbrough for this very rare UK appearance.

Tickets: £39.50 + booking fee
Age: Under 14’s MUST be accompanied by an adult

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Middlesbrough Town Hall is currently closed for renovation. 

The Victorian Gothic Town Hall is one of Middlesbrough's most distinctive buildings, providing an ideal-sized setting for big name, mainstream live acts and productions from across the UK.

The Town Hall's typical programme includes something for everyone from classical music to pop and rock, comedy's top stars and craft fairs.

Previous acts that have visited are Jimmy Carr, Jools Holland, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Arctic Monkeys and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Take part in performing arts classes. Middlesbrough Town Hall is also available to book for events.

Box Office Opening times

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 9am-1.30pm
Sunday Closed

On performance nights the box office is also open from 6pm until show goes on. 01642 729 729 or 01642 81 51 81.


The Main Hall can accommodate up to 10 wheelchairs and the Crypt up to 6 wheelchairs. One free ticket is available for each companion. Please inform the Box Office at time of booking. Please note that the lifts will only hold 330 pounds. Please bear this in mind if you are the owner of a heavy wheelchair.