Set to open its doors following a multimillion-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.

Thank you to our Partners for their ongoing support of Stockton Globe:

Our Vision

ATG’s UK flagship Live Music and Comedy venue. The leading Live Music and Comedy venue in the North East, providing an exceptional live experience for all.

Always delivering excellence, through a diverse programme of Live content, providing the cultural focus for Stockton and wider Tees valley community. Future proofing Live music in the North East. Creating a dynamic and exciting future for all!

The Auditorium

Stockton Globe is a flexible venue of scale with a capacity of:
Combined standing and seating 3,034
Stalls standing 2,200
Circle seating 834
All seated 1,650
The 3000+ capacity auditorium, featuring a full restoration of original 1935 interior, will provide an exceptional LIVE experience.

With fully removable stalls seating, the venue can accommodate both fully seated and partially standing events. The addition of a full orchestra pit and lift the space has been designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate a real variety of Live entertainment.

The new state of the art sound and lighting equipment will provide a truly unforgettable Live experience.

Take a virtual walk-through of the refurbished auditorium. Please note: This is an artists impression and not an exact representation of the finished venue.


Designed by the Newcastle-based architectural practice of Percy L. Browne who specialised in the "architecture of entertainment", the new auditorium officially opened its doors in 1935 known simply as ‘The Globe’, and is regarded as a building of national architectural importance and
Grade II listed.

The Globe is the 3rd building on the site to be developed by Stockton born brothers, Charles
and Alfred Lewis and was the first cinema in the area to introduce ‘talkies’, following the golden era of silent movies.  

A group of local volunteers are working with the Globe project team to research the history of The Globe, as well as providing hard hat tours of the building, heritage trails across the town and exhibitions capturing the Globe’s past and sharing memorabilia.