The Georgian Theatre

About the Venue

We’re a 100% fully independent music venue; 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 Arctic Monkeys, The Cribs, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Wonder Stuff and many, many more…

Our roots are in locally produced music – and we’ve showcased some of our area’s finest artists including Kingsley Chapman, Cattle & Cane and Cape Cub.

We are an award-winning accessible venue - holding a 'Bronze' from Attitude is Everything - as part of their Charter of Best Practice and we were 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 an 18+.



Two Bars and Kitchen

Super Friendly Bar

Cask Ales, Premium Craft Beers, Cocktails, Ciders, Teas and coffees

Downstairs Bar - Credit Dave Charnley

Hire the Georgian Theatre

Whether you’re an independent promoter or an artist looking to stage your own events; or looking for a really cool space to stage a party or other celebration – we can make your event work for you.

Our venue is set up to host amazing performances - with professional sound, lighting, security and ticketing services.  N.B. prices quoted in our hire pack are for event promoters and assume that your event is largely an all standing one - or with minimal seating.  Events involving special seating configurations or lower numbers of attendees may incur additional charges.

...or if you're looking to celebrate your special occasion; we can help you to put on an unforgettable party.  Our main room can be configured in a range of styles, and we'll even let you come in to decorate the space in your chosen theme...  Our bar and kitchen can provide you with a range of beers, ales, gins and cocktails – alongside a well-constructed food offer, ranging from a simple buffet to something more special.  Contact us for prices.

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 25 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.  


The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AT