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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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Jazz Supper

20th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Jazz Supper

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Featuring Jeremy McMurray and the Jazz Pocket Orchestra.

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Bierkeller returns to Teesside SU

20th October 2021 - 21st October 2021

Bierkeller returns to Teesside SU

Teesside University Students Union

POLISH YOUR DANCING SHOES, IRON YOUR LEDERHOSEN... THE BIERKELLER RETURNS!!

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Gender Roles & Regal Cheer & Palace Watson

21st October 2021 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Gender Roles & Regal Cheer & Palace Watson

Base Camp

Gender Roles are coming to Base Camp on October 21st as a part of their Rock Refresh UK Tour!

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Yoyo freshers launch 2021

21st October 2021 - 22nd October 2021

Yoyo freshers launch 2021

Stereo

YOYO THURDAYS FRESHERS LAUNCH @ STEREO!

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Tees Days

22nd October 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tees Days

Pineapple Black Studios

Join us on Friday 22nd for the launch of 3 new exhibitions, a night of live music and performance and an after show party upstairs in The Juice Box.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: A girl walks home at night

22nd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Base Camp’s World of Horror: A girl walks home at night

Base Camp

Lonely hearts find one another against the backdrop of an industrial ghost town in the feature debut of Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amipour.

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A Curious Night at the Museum

22nd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

A Curious Night at the Museum

Dorman Museum

Curious Arts takeover Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum for one night only to queer the collection

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Martha Hill

22nd October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Martha Hill

Westgarth Social Club

Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland who fuses elements of folk, blues, pop and reggae into one big soup of rhythmic guitar and soulful vocals.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: REC

22nd October 2021 - 23rd October 2021

Base Camp’s World of Horror: REC

Base Camp

Great pacing and dedication to authenticity make this 2007 Spanish found-footage shocker a modern masterwork.

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The Tees Launch ft The Lulas + Gone Tomorrow + Brad Robinson

23rd October 2021 - 12:00pm - 11:30pm

The Tees Launch ft The Lulas + Gone Tomorrow + Brad Robinson

Base Camp

Join us and get involved at the launch of a new, free, Tees Valley wide, citizen powered newspaper, written by the people of the Tees, for the people of the Tees.

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Opera in an Hour

23rd October 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Opera in an Hour

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Have you always fancied a go at singing opera? Well now’s your chance.

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Rapunzel: the Adult Pantomime

23rd October 2021 - 3:15pm - 10:00pm

Rapunzel: the Adult Pantomime

Middlesbrough Theatre

Get ready to whip your hair back and forth as adult panto returns to slay another day!

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The Courettes

23rd October 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Courettes

Westgarth Social Club

The Courettes is the garage duo sensation from Brazil and Denmark! 

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Katy J Pearson

23rd October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Katy J Pearson

Westgarth Social Club

Singer-songwriter from somewhere between Bristol and Gloucestershire, Katy cut her teeth in the dream-pop duo.

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Bingo Loco

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

Bingo Loco

The Empire

Are you ready for a BINGO RAVE?

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Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

24th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Middlesbrough Town Hall

An evening with Amanda Owen as she shares heart-warming tales and honest anecdotes about life on a Yorkshire farm

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Monday Night Spooky Quiz at Teesside SU

25th October 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday Night Spooky Quiz at Teesside SU

Teesside University Students' Union

Brush up on your general knowledge and the world around you because you're gonna need it if you want to be in with a chance of winning the top prize...

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The Serial Killer Next Door

26th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Serial Killer Next Door

Teesside University Students Union

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YOYO Haloween 2021

26th October 2021 - 27th October 2021

YOYO Haloween 2021

Stereo

YOYO kickstarts Halloween week with a deadly party at STEREO's first ever Halloween series.

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Bongo’s Bingo

27th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Bongo’s Bingo

Teesside University Students' Union

Bongo’s Bingo combines the much-loved quaint pastime of bingo with a mesmeric live show, crazy antics and weird and wonderful prizes which have helped create one of the most talked about nights out in the country.

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Hello Ween

27th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hello Ween

Base Camp

FIVE SHORT SPOOKY PLAYS

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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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Richard Dawson

28th October 2021 - 8:00pm - 8:00pm

Richard Dawson

Westgarth Social Club

Esoteric singer/songwriter Richard Dawson's shambolic, guitar-driven folk music has drawn comparisons to other singular artists like Jandek, Mike Waterson, John Martyn, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Adem, Skip Spence, and King Creosote.

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Mad House ft Scrannabis, Eyeconic & Badmind

29th October 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mad House ft Scrannabis, Eyeconic & Badmind

Base Camp

NE hip-hop collective bringing a raucous rap roadshow to the Base Camp stage.

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Halloween Live ft Snash + Marines + Special Guest Headliner

30th October 2021 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Halloween Live ft Snash + Marines + Special Guest Headliner

Base Camp

Glasgow's next big punk stars drop by to scare the hell out of you! With spooky guest headliners...

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Halloween Party – A nightmare on Southfield Road

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Halloween Party – A nightmare on Southfield Road

Teesside University Students Union

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Retro Halloween Special

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Retro Halloween Special

Stereo

Middlesbrough we are back! At Stereo, Middlesbrough 30 October for a Halloween Special.

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Halloween ft The Lunatics Circus

31st October 2021 - 1st November 2021

Halloween ft The Lunatics Circus

The Empire

The Biggest, Bloodsuckingly Beautiful Hallows Eve Ball in the (under) World with the infamous Lunatics Circus, death-defying antics and a supporting cast of freaks and uniques….

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Hulk Horrorween 2021

31st October 2021 - 1st November 2021

Hulk Horrorween 2021

Stereo

HULK RETURNS FROM THE DEAD FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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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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Quid Game Wednesdays

3rd November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: The hands of Orlac

4th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Base Camp’s World of Horror: The hands of Orlac

Base Camp

Could the hands of a murderer make you evil?

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Whistle and I’ll Come to You

4th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Whistle and I’ll Come to You

Middlesbrough Theatre

A spine-tingling new play based on M R James’ classic ghost story.

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Lucy Spraggan

5th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Lucy Spraggan

The Empire

It’s been eight years since Lucy unknowingly wandered onto the X Factor stage in 2012 to what would be the beginning of an incredible journey, both professionally and personally.

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Rob Lamberti

5th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rob Lamberti

Middlesbrough Theatre

A celebration of the songs and music of George Michael.

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Touchdown

5th November 2021 - 10:00pm - 10:00pm

Touchdown

Stereo

Join us for a ONE NIGHT POP-PUNK & EMO SPECIAL in Boro's newest club STEREO!

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Vintage Vera

6th November 2021 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Vintage Vera

Base Camp

Shop the Base Camp way this weekend with vegan & veggie street food, DJs & cocktails. 10am-4pm (please note early closing as we have a gig tonight)

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Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

6th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

The Empire

From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead!

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The Fallen Leaves

6th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

The Fallen Leaves

Westgarth Social Club

The Fallen Leaves hail from South West London and were formed in 2004 by Rob Green.

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Haiku Salut

6th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Haiku Salut

Westgarth Social Club

Haiku Salut are an instrumental dream pop and electronica trio from the Derbyshire Dales.

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Pave The Jungle & Sly Hand

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

Pave The Jungle & Sly Hand

Base Camp

Pave The Jungle are one of THE most exciting and hyped new bands in the North East and it’s easy to see why.

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Quid Game Wednesdays

10th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

11th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Middlesbrough Town Hall

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company are back with another innovative take on a classic.

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The Nightingales

12th November 2021 - 7:15pm - 7:15pm

The Nightingales

Westgarth Social Club

The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects.

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The Stylistics

12th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Stylistics

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Direct from Philadelphia USA , one of the most Legendary Soul Artists of all time.

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Feral Folk Club with the Haverton Hillbillies

12th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Feral Folk Club with the Haverton Hillbillies

Base Camp

High octane covers in a hillbilly style from Wildcats of Kilkenny frontman Mike McGrother and his raggle taggle band.

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Base Camp’s World of Horror: Ring

12th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Base Camp’s World of Horror: Ring

Base Camp

An absolute cracker of a mystery thriller, and one of the great benchmarks of Asian horror, from J-Horror hero Hideo Nakata

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Sorry

13th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Sorry

Westgarth Social Club

Sorry are a London band centred around Asha Lorenz & Louis O’Bryen

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Big Mouth Comedy Club: November

13th November 2021 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Big Mouth Comedy Club: November

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Starring: MC Josh Jones, Matt Richardson, Markus Birdman and Njambi McGrath.

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Switch Disco

13th November 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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Heelapalooza 2021 Rescheduled

14th November 2021 - 15th November 2021

Heelapalooza 2021 Rescheduled

Base Camp

This year we’re doing it a bit differently… We reckon multi venue festivals might still be a bit tricky so we’re basing ourselves at the mothership Base Camp and celebrating some of the freshest and finest artists from all across the North for 12 glorious hours.

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Quid Game Wednesdays

17th November 2021 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Quid Game Wednesdays

Base Camp

Students – join the Quid Game at Base Camp this November!

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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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Peel Regenerated

19th November 2021 - 7:00pm - 7:00pm

Peel Regenerated

Westgarth Social Club

In Memory of John Peel.

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The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

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

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Combining world class live jazz, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, celebrate ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’.

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Withered Hand

21st November 2021 - 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Withered Hand

Westgarth Social Club

Solo musician and artist Dan Wilson from Edinburgh, previously of Peanut and The Love Gestures. Scratchy, grassroots alt-pop, skewed folk and punk intention, accompanied by cello, drums, banjo and the like.

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A Christmas Carol

23rd November 2021 - 25th November 2021

A Christmas Carol

Middlesbrough Theatre

Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story is brought alive in this most traditional of productions.

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Boyzlife

26th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Boyzlife

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Two of the world’s biggest bands Boyzone and Westlife come together, featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

26th November 2021 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Middlesbrough Theatre

Middlesbrough’s favourite tribute show returns for one performance only – the perfect party night out!

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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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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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Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

25th May 2022 - 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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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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