The Venue

We’re a 100% fully independent music venue; operating on a charitable, not-for-profit basis, promoting a great live music programme all year round, set within our beautifully restored building – dating back to 1766.

We offer a great place to experience live music in one of the most intimate venues in the UK – we’ve hosted some great musicians here including Sam Fender, Self Esteem, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, James Bay, The Go! Team, Public Service Broadcasting, Chrissie Hynde, English Teacher and many, many more…

Our roots are in locally produced music – and we’ve showcased some of our area’s finest artists including Shakk, Cattle & Cane, Benefits, Dylan Cartlidge, Avalanche Party, Sarah Johnsone, Jodie Nicholson, Finn Forster, Mouses and Komparrisson.

We are an award-winning accessible venue – holding a ‘Bronze’ from Attitude is Everything – as part of their Charter of Best Practice and we have been named as one of Motability’s 10 most accessible music venues in the UK.

We positively encourage younger audience members anyone aged 16+ can attend our events (except those marked 18+) – and anyone under 16 can attend when accompanied by someone 25+.

Please choose the links at the top of the page to view our Admissions, Access, Refunds and Performing policies.

Tickets for our events are available online through our live events page – we recommend purchasing online as it’s the most secure way of getting your tickets. It also guarantees entry.

Our bar opens at around 60 to 30 minutes before advertised door times on days when we have live music programmed – see live events for details – with food available.

We also run our ‘micro-venue’, The Green Room – next door at Green Dragon Studios – where you can find a range of intimate gigs being promoted. Listings for The Green Room appear on this site under ‘Live Events’.

Like The Georgian Theatre, The Green Room is also available for hire to stage gigs or host parties / events. Please get in touch for more information.

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Our History

Built in 1766 as a stopping point on a circuit of northern theatres The Georgian Theatre experienced a chequered history for much of its first 200 years or so – flipping from vibrant theatre to becoming a home for the local Salvation Army; falling into disuse before finding a new purpose as a sweet factory – final dereliction and threatened demolition in the 1960’s / 1970’s…

Saved from the bulldozers; the theatre took on a modest new life in 1980 as a community venue – although with very little creative activity within its walls; the building stood as no more than a community space for hire.

In 1993, the fledgling Stockton Music & Arts Collective (renamed Tees Music Alliance in 2006) was offered the chance to make the theatre its home…

Almost 30 years, many hundreds of performances and a major refurbishment later; we now have the venue brought into the 21st century – with an increase in capacity, comfort and operating hours – offering Stockton Borough, Teesside and the north east of England an amazing facility to nurture live music.