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Middlesbrough Theatre

Theatre with an exciting and varied repertoire of drama, theatre activities (previously known as the Little Theatre).

  • 01642 815181
  • The Avenue Linthorpe TS5 6SA


  • Welcome
    • Good for school visits
    • Good for families
  • Parking & transport
    • Parking free
    • On site parking
  • Location
    • Residential area

Food Hygiene Rating

Inspected: 01-Nov-2016
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  • Ratings are given on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement necessary) up to 5 (very good)
  • The rating is not a guide to food quality


Nearest major road is A19. Take the A1130 towards Acklam, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Middlesbrough Theatre. At T junction turn left, at traffic lights turn right, past College and follow sign for theatre.

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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.

Website redesign

We've recently redesigned the website for Middlesbrough Theatre and wanted to reassure customers who may see the new design and worry that they're on a site which isn't legitimate or is a scam. The website at is the official, and only, website for Middlesbrough Theatre, and is wholly owned and controlled by Middlesbrough Council. We've introduced a new design to make it quicker and easier to book tickets online, and the new site is backed up by a whole new box office system which is also quicker and easier to use.

Your account

If you have an online account with Middlesbrough Theatre already, your details and bookings will be saved in the new box office system, you'll just need to reset your password before you can log in.

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.

Famous faces who have performed at Middlesbrough Theatre

Emlyn Williams  ♦ Joyce Grenfell ♦ Jean Kent ♦ Fulton Mackay ♦ John Laurie ♦ Dame Edith Evans ♦ Marius Goring ♦ Dame Flora Robson ♦ Dame Judi Dench ♦ Dame Janet Baker ♦ Max Adrian ♦ Dame Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson ♦ David Kossof ♦ Julian Bream ♦ Robin Hall and Jimmy MacGregor ♦ Larry Adler ♦ John Heddie Nash ♦ John Ogden ♦ Stephane Grappelli ♦ Warren Mitchell ♦ Hinge and Bracket ♦ Pam Ayres ♦ Tony Benn ♦ Chris Barber ♦ Colin Baker ♦ George Baker ♦ Trevor Bannister ♦ Rodney Bewes ♦ Honor Blackman ♦ Arthur Bostrom ♦ Gyles Brandreth ♦ Ronal Brautigam ♦ Marcus Brigstoke ♦ Elkie Brooks ♦ Mike Burns ♦ Anne Charleston ♦ Phil Cool ♦ Peter Dean ♦ Paul Daniels ♦ Peter Egan ♦ Julie Felix ♦ George Galloway ♦ Lisa Goddard ♦ Jeremy Hardy ♦ Kim Hartman ♦ Roy Hattersley ♦ Barbara Hatwell ♦ David Jacobs ♦ Louise Jameson ♦Eric Knowles ♦ Barry Norman ♦ Dara O'Briain ♦Michael Portillo ♦rober Powell ♦ Punt and Dennis ♦ Dave Spikey ♦ Prunella Scales ♦ John Suchet ♦ John Shuttleworth ♦ The Temperance Seven ♦ Midge Ure ♦ Pieter-Dirk Uys ♦ Birmingham Royal Ballet ♦ The Bollywood Brass Band ♦ The Yorkshire "Imps" ♦ The Glenn Miller Orchestra ♦ The Scarborough Spa Orchestra ♦The Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Middlesbrough Theatre History

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