Museums, theatres and arts venues

Preston Park Museum and Grounds

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Whether you want to go back in time at Preston Hall Museum and Grounds, watch a show at one of our two fantastic theatres, Billingham Forum Theatre and the ARC, or listen to some live music at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees has something for everyone.

Plus there is still lots of live venue entertainment still to come in Stockton-on-Tees. The redevelopment of the Globe Theatre on Stockton High Street is anticipated to attract some quality acts, music, and live entertainment back to the area.

Take a closer look at what’s on offer across the borough;


ARC Theatre

ARC is a modern venue in the centre of Stockton-on-Tees offering an extensive programme of entertainment including music, comedy, drama, dance, spoken word and film. It also offers a dedicated programme of creative art activities for children and young people, regular workshops for adults and a specialist range of activities, performances and screenings aimed at over 50's.

Visit ARC Theatre


Forum Theatre

The Forum Theatre is an impressive theatre based in Billingham Town Centre which plays host to an incredible programme of events and entertainment, with a variety of performances suitable for everyone.

Visit the Forum Theatre



Some of the biggest names in entertainment have played the Globe and now the art-deco venue is set to open its doors again. Reopening as a 3,000 capacity live entertainment venue, it will bring the world's biggest names in music and comedy to the North East.

Visit the Globe


Green Dragon Studios

Managed by Tees Music Alliance, the Green Dragon Studios is an exciting music facility providing a fully equipped rehearsal space plus state of the art recording studio with live rooms and isolation booth.

Visit Green Dragon Studios


The Georgian Theatre

Managed by Tees Music Alliance, Georgian Theatre has become a popular venue boasting a fantastic programme of live entertainment. Previous performers include Arctic Monkeys, Mystery Jets, The Kooks, James Blunt, The Charlatans plus many more.

Visit The Georgian Theatre


Preston Park Museum and Grounds

There is lots to see and do at Preston Park Museum and Grounds. Whether it is exploring one of the many exhibitions in the museum, stepping back in time in the Victorian street, having a stroll through the Quarry Wood Nature Reserve, or visiting the adventure play area – it is an amazing day out for all the family.

Visit Preston Park Museum and Grounds