Set to open its doors in 2020 following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, Stockton Globe will bring the world's biggest names in music and comedy to the North East.
A major restoration project funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund will see this beautiful art deco building transformed into a 3,000 capacity internationally-renowned venue fit for the 21st Century. The refurbishment will also see a smaller 250 capacity venue open in the adjoining building.
Situated in the heart of Stockton High Street, Stockton Globe originally opened its doors in 1935. During its life as an entertainment venue it has played host to many international names from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Sadler's Wells Ballet and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
Stockton Globe will be operated by Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and will stand in a revitalized Town Centre which has music, performance, the arts, and creative industries at its heart.
The refurbished Globe auditorium and stage will create a unique performance space, and it’s adaptability will suit a wide range of exciting events and will attract:
World-wide events promoters of popular musicians and comedians.
Regional businesses for conferencing and trade events.
Local groups for music and comedy productions.
The range of activities anticipated include:
Popular music to a fully seated audience
Popular music to a standing Stalls audience and seated Circle area
Light entertainment to a fully seated audience
Comedy to a fully seated audience
Community presentations using the various spaces of the venue
The maximum audience capacity will be 3000+ when Stalls standing is installed. The venue seating capacity will be 1650.
The key developments planned for the auditorium are:
Full restoration of the grand 1935 interior
Introduction of the removable Stalls seating system
Renewal of the seating in the Circle
Introduction of protected wheelchair spaces when the Stalls seats are removed
Introduction of bars within the Stalls area
Raising and levelling of the stage floor for more adaptability
Lighting, heating and ventilation will be fully updated throughout