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We are live music, comedy superstars and diverse festivals. We are Orange Pip Market, the mighty Boro and family fun. We are always making sure there's something for everyone.

All Events

To Boldly Go

1st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

To Boldly Go

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

An exhibition featuring the adventuring spirit of the Tees Valley

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Sonia Boyce, In the Castle of My Skin

1st September 2021 - 10th October 2021

Sonia Boyce, In the Castle of My Skin

MIMA

The latest exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Together Now, MIMA Graduates Exhibition

1st September 2021 - 10th October 2021

Together Now, MIMA Graduates Exhibition

MIMA

The latest exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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THUNK It – Art in Action

1st September 2021 - 30th September 2021

THUNK It – Art in Action

MIMA

The latest exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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MIMA MAKING

1st September 2021 - 31st October 2021

MIMA MAKING

MIMA

Event at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Hearing from Artists

3rd September 2021 - 23rd September 2021

Hearing from Artists

MIMA

Event at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Cherry Valentine

21st September 2021 - 1st November 2021

Cherry Valentine

Dorman Museum

A costume display of outfits designed, created and worn by Cherry Valentine

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Wednesday Mixed Moo (0-5) Hemlington with Sammy

22nd September 2021 - 9:30am - 10:10am

Wednesday Mixed Moo (0-5) Hemlington with Sammy

Hemlington Lake & Recreation Centre, Cass House Road , Hemlington Middlesbrough , TS8 9QW

This class is aimed at walking children but their younger brothers/sisters are welcome to come along too. Please book a place for each child, regardless of age.

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Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

22nd September 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Middlesbrough Theatre

A laughter-filled parody of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel will bring you high drama, high comedy and highly-raised eyebrows.

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Go-ninja freshers launch party

22nd September 2021 - 23rd September 2021

Go-ninja freshers launch party

Stereo, 5 Zetland Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 1EH

興味 GO-NINJA™ : THE LEGEND RETURNS ! The time has come… Teesside University's most loved student event is back from two-year isolation, ready to deliver the best nights of your life.

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The Upbeat Beatles

23rd September 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

The Upbeat Beatles

Middlesbrough Theatre

The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals

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Jazz Supper

23rd September 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Jazz Supper

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Featuring Jeremy McMurray and the Jazz Pocket Orchestra.

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Field Music

24th September 2021 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Field Music

Westgarth Social Club

Live music at the Westgarth

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SYNRG X Hit The Bar

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

SYNRG X Hit The Bar

Hit The Bar, 1 Bridge Street East TS2 1NW Middlesbrough

On Friday 24th September SYNRG will be taking over HIT THE BAR for 6 hours of unadulterated party action.

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Buzz presents.. comedy night (Middlesbrough)

24th September 2021 - 9:00pm - 11:45pm

Buzz presents.. comedy night (Middlesbrough)

Buzz Bingo and The Slots Room Middlesbrough, Longlands Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 6HB

Buzz presents...An evening of Stand-Up Comedy.

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Sumo Rock Rave

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

Sumo Rock Rave

Base Camp

It’s a rock rave in a Warehouse. Whoever heard of such a thing?

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MK + Guests

24th September 2021 - 25th September 2021

MK + Guests

The Empire

MK will headline Mode at The Empire Middlesbrough!

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The Spirit of Elvis

25th September 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Spirit of Elvis

Middlesbrough Theatre

There’s only one Elvis Presley and there’s only one artiste who captures his spirit on stage – the inimitable Gordon Hendricks.

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Future Proof // Chloe Castro & Shakk & Eyeconic

25th September 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Future Proof // Chloe Castro & Shakk & Eyeconic

Base Camp

A rolling show of the best new artists in rap and r&b under one roof on one glorious gallery stage

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Switch Disco

25th September 2021 - 9:00pm - 9:00pm

Switch Disco

The Empire

Switch Disco play The Middlesbrough Empire on Saturday 25th September as a part of Shangri-la Club night

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021

30th September 2021 - 3rd October 2021

Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021

MIMA

Locations around Middlesbrough and MIMA

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender

30th September 2021 - 4th October 2021

Middlesbrough Art Weekender

The Auxiliary - In venues and some outdoor

Showcasing international and regional artists across 40 locations

Women Artists of the North East Library

1st October 2021 - 10th December 2021

Women Artists of the North East Library

MIMA

Event at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

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Totally Tina

1st October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Totally Tina

Middlesbrough Theatre

Shake a tail feather with the UK’s SUPREME Tina Turner - Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.

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Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

1st October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show

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Orange Pip Market – October

2nd October 2021 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Orange Pip Market – October

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Join us for Middlesbrough Pop Up Pride presented by Curious Arts

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

2nd October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show

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Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

3rd October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show

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Sessions

4th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sessions

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A raw, funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.

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Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

6th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour

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Illusion: Impossible

8th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Illusion: Impossible

Middlesbrough Town Hall

A non-stop show packed with breathtaking magic and illusions from Appearing Superbikes, Impossible Predictions, Double Levitations with an EXPLOSIVE finale!

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Twisterella

9th October 2021 - 1:00pm - 11:50pm

Twisterella

Multiple venues

Middlesbrough's multi-venue music festival showcasing the brightest and best breaking bands

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Scouting for Girls

9th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Scouting for Girls

The Empire

With touring almost entirely curtailed in 2020, the band want to get out across the UK and this tour will be the longest in the history of the band, visiting many new towns and cities.

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Jon Courtenay: Live

10th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Jon Courtenay: Live

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Britain's Got Talent winner takes you on a journey of a lifetime and shares his favourite bad Dad jokes

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The Big 90s Festival

15th October 2021 - 1:00pm - 11:00pm

The Big 90s Festival

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

90s tunes and cheesy pop at this ultimate party

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The Macc Lads

15th October 2021 - 10:00pm - 10:00pm

The Macc Lads

The Empire

The alt-punk-rock and self-proclaimed "rudest, crudest, lewdest, drunkest band in Christendom", are back on tour.

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Oktoberfest

16th October 2021 - 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Oktoberfest

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Lots of laughs, beer steins and bratwurst - what more could you want?

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That Manchester Night

16th October 2021 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

That Manchester Night

The Empire

It’s back!! That Manchester Night feat... The Clone Roses, Definitely Oasis and The Smiths Ltd

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The Greatest Love of All

16th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Greatest Love of All

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show.

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Race for life

17th October 2021 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

Race for life

Albert Park

Dig out your running shoes and raise money for charity

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Dirty Dusting

20th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Dirty Dusting

Middlesbrough Theatre

Threatened with redundancy three vintage style cleaning ladies take on a very unconventional way of earning some extra cash!

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Halloween Trail and Pumpkin Picking

23rd October 2021 - 29th October 2021

Halloween Trail and Pumpkin Picking

Newham Grange Farm

Halloween fun at Newham Grange Farm

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Mini Pride at the Dorman Museum

26th October 2021 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Mini Pride at the Dorman Museum

Dorman Museum

Celebrate everything that's unique and wonderful about families at Mini Pride!

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The Snake Davis Band

26th October 2021 - 9th October 2021

The Snake Davis Band

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker and more – this show has it all.

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Harpy

28th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Harpy

Middlesbrough Theatre

National treasure Su Pollard gives the performance of a lifetime in this bittersweet dark drama

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Spooktacular Weekend

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Spooktacular Weekend

Newham Grange Farm

Spooktacular Storytime weekend fun at Newham Grange Farm this Halloween

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Not So Spooky Monster Bash

31st October 2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Not So Spooky Monster Bash

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Club Groovy are back with a Halloween Monster Bash and all ghouls, ghosts and witches are welcome

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Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

2nd November 2021 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Jokes about all kinds of terrible things

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Diwali

6th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Diwali

Centre Square

A new family-friendly Diwali festival is coming to Middlesbrough this November.

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Middlesbrough 10k Run

7th November 2021 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Middlesbrough 10k Run

Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Much-anticipated 10k returns for another year

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Ross Noble: Humournoid

17th November 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Middlesbrough Town Hall

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?

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Christmas parade and switch-on

21st November 2021 - 3rd November 2021

Christmas parade and switch-on

Town centre

One of the biggest and best events of the year

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Paul Weller + Special Guests

1st December 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Paul Weller + Special Guests

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Paul Weller's first UK tour since 2017

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Night Fall

2nd December 2021 - 5th December 2021

Night Fall

Stewart Park

A spectacular night time event under the stars

A feast of colour for all the family to end the year.
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Wow Said the Owl

8th December 2021 - 27th February 2022

Wow Said the Owl

Dorman Museum

A colourful and interactive exhibition based on the bestselling book for children under 5

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John Bishop

9th December 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

John Bishop

Middlesbrough Town Hall

John returns with his new tour - Right Here, Right Now

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The Magic of Motown

23rd September 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Magic of Motown

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year.

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