Town Hall Box office: 01642 729 729 or 01642 815 181
Please Note: This website is not owned by or affiliated with Middlesbrough Town Hall.
This site is a dedicated tribute which aims to raise the profile of The Town Hall.
For the official Middlesbrough Town Hall website please visit middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk
For your big day the Boro Town Hall can be all yours.
The venue can be hired for wedding days, conferences, parties and events.
With a dedicated team of staff and a technical crew that uses the latest technology, it truely is the best venue for that special day or event.
Contact the Boro Town Hall Manager on 01642 729 652
Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. TS1 2QJ. Based in the Tourist Information Centre, next to the main entrance to the Town Hall.
Car parking is available at the Cleveland Shopping Centre opposite the Town Hall. Secure late night parking is available at nearby Gurney Street.
NB: There are excellent road and rail links as well as an International airport.
Information for Disabled Visitors
Disabled visitors are always welcome to the Town Hall. The Main Hall can accommodate for up to 7 wheelchairs and the Crypt up to 2 wheelchairs. Please inform the Box Office at time of booking.
Please note that our lifts will only hold 330 pounds. For full access information please contact the box office on 01642 729 729. Thank you.
ABOUT MIDDLESBROUGH - the town
Middlesbrough is a very large town in the northeast of England, in the county of north Yorkshire. It has a population of almost 150,000 and is located approximately 250 miles away from London due north. Due to is rapidly growing population, a number of towns and villages which were once outlying settlements are now suburbs of the town itself.
The town is located on the southern shores of the River Tees which is only a few miles away from the national park, North York Moors. The second largest port in the United Kingdom is also located in the area, about 3 miles due east of the town itself. There is also an airport nearby, The Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Middlesbrough is now home to a university which was established in 1992. As a result, the town has developed a lively student atmosphere and a significant nightlife. There is also a growing arts scene with a local institute of modern art which opened a few years ago. Areas of the town are currently being redeveloped in an extremely expensive investment programme.
The Iconic Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge The famous Transporter connects Middlesbrough (on the south bank) to Port Clarence, (on the north bank). Carrying a travelling car and pedestrians suspended from the bridge. It is capable of crossing the river in just 90 seconds. Carrying 200 people, 9 cars or 6 cars and one minibus.
The Bridge has an overall length of 851 feet, leaving a span between the centres of the towers of 580 feet, the beam of the bridge being carried at a height of 160 feet above the road. This combined with an overall height of 225 feet, makes this bridge the second largest example remaining in the world - the largest being the bridge across the River Usk, at Newport in south Wales.
The bridge is currently owned by the Middlesbrough Council and the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. Middlesbrough Council has control of the day-to-day operations and maintenance.
The Transporter has featured in films and TV programmes including Boys from the Blackstuff, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, The Fast Show, Billy Elliot, Spender and Steel River Blues. The storyline of the third series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet, saw the bridge dismantled to be sold to and re-erected in the USA. Surprisingly the local council received calls from people worried that the bridge was really being pulled down, which prompted the BBC adding a disclaimer on the end of the final episode of the series stating that The Transporter Bridge remains in Middlesbrough.
Something I didnt know was that locally the Transporter Bridge was affectionately referred to as The Tranny.