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For Schools

Let your students experience the magic of the Town Hall with our exciting and informative workshops and tours.

Town Hall Opera Workshop

A really exciting opportunity for young people to experience a two hour workshop* at the Town Hall led by three professionals, covering:

  • Singing, acting & drama
  • Crafts through set design
  • Creative writing
  • Composition
  • History and context

Tickets: There is a 35 per group limit, with a maximum of 2 groups per visit. £50 per session

Your visit can include an additional free 30 minute Town Hall heritage tour, subject to availability.

To arrange a session and for further information, please contact: [email protected]

Musician School Visits

Let us come to you!

A) Mini Concerts

We have partnered with a duo of musicians (harp, cello) who can come to your school and deliver high quality 45-minute concerts or assemblies.

A varied programme presented in an interesting and engaging way by storytelling about the music and composers as they go.

Musicians are available on Friday mornings.

B) Introduction to Opera

A fun, bite-sized introduction to the world of opera, including a professional performance, a chance to engage and ask questions as well as learn to sing some famous tunes along the way!

Delivered by soprano and baritone. Perfect for assemblies!

Cost: £100 per visit option. These options can be delivered to any number of children.

To arrange a session and for further information, please contact: [email protected]

Free History Tour

A two hour visit can include:

  • Tour of the Town Hall venue, including the newly opened up Courtroom, Police Cells and the Old Fire Station
  • Heritage guide who will tell you the history of the building, why it was built here in the late 1880s and how it has changed over time
  • Learn about the amazing performances and events which have taken place here
  • Visit Middlesbrough Council Chamber to discover how the Council works for you and our town

Find out how the Courtroom and the Police Cells worked.

Recreate real Courtroom dramas from the late 19thC and early 20thC.

Maximum group size of 35 students + staff.

The building is fully accessible to those with mobility difficulties. Scheduling of visits will be negotiated subject to other events that may be on, and wherever possible to suit you.

To arrange a visit please contact Liz Hayward on 01642 729 656 or [email protected]

COVID-19 Update

In light of the government’s announcement on Monday 16th March about avoiding non-essential social contact, Middlesbrough Town Hall & Middlesbrough Theatre will be closed to the public for the next four weeks. The decision to close has been made with the best interest of our customers, visitors & performers.

We are working with promoters and organisers to reschedule events where possible and all existing ticket-holders will be offered to transfer their tickets to the new date or if they are unable to attend then full refunds will be issued.

Our Box Office team will be in touch during the proceeding days with further details & will be contacting all customers on a show-by-show basis.

During the time of closure, Middlesbrough Town Hall & Middlesbrough Theatre Box Offices will remain open for phone & email enquiries only, they will not be accessible to members of the public.

As you can appreciate our team will be receiving a high volume of calls & emails, so please bear with us during this busy and challenging time.

Thank you for your patience & understanding,


Middlesbrough Town Hall & Middlesbrough Theatre Teams.