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Big plans for great experiences


globe exterior at night

Some of the biggest names in entertainment, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Morecambe and Wise, The Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, T-Rex and Shirley Bassey to name but a few, have all played the Globe.

And now the art-deco venue is set to open its doors in spring 2019, this time as a nationally renowned, 3,000 capacity live entertainment venue with the Heritage Lottery fund contributing £4.5million towards the exciting restoration project.

Set to host world class names from today’s music and comedy circuits the Globe will position Stockton at the cultural heart of the Tees Valley, attracting audiences that currently have to travel to Leeds or Newcastle to enjoy entertainment of this scale and bringing £18m into the local economy each year.


A world class operator

Internationally renowned live entertainment operator – The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) – has signed the Globe.

ATG is a global leader in live theatre and music with nearly 50 venues in Britain, the USA and Australia.

Among its portfolio are the USA’s biggest Broadway Theatre, The Lyric – home to the world renowned Cirque du Soleil, Sydney’s Theatre Royal as well as historic West End theatres like The Apollo Victoria and The Savoy.



  • Completion of asbestos removal and final design work, summer 2017
  • Restoration works, autumn 2017-winter 2018
  • Opening, spring 2019



A programme of heritage activities will be arranged including:

  • Heritage apprenticeships and workshops
  • Reminiscence projects
  • Photography and film projects
  • Heritage trails

Keep checking this page for updates and to find out how you can get involved.

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Win tickets to Stockton Calling


How many tonnes of scaffold are there inside the Globe? As announced in November 2017's edition of Stockton News, a pair of Stockton Calling tickets are up for grabs for the reader who guesses the closest.

Stockton Calling will take place on Saturday 31 March at venues across Stockton Town Centre.

To enter email by Friday 15 December. View our full terms and conditions.