Take part

Middlesbrough Town Hall is a vibrant and exciting hub of creative activities and events. We believe that the opportunity to take part in and experience great musical, cultural and heritage programmes should be accessible to everyone. Over the coming months, the Town Hall will introduce a programme of workshops, classes and projects for people of all ages and abilities designed to engage and inspire.

Our newly refurbished venue will feature some new spaces which are perfect for a much wider range of imaginative arts activities, as well as an engaging heritage programme of tours and talks. Keep an eye on this page for more information in the coming weeks, and be part of our growing community of creative participants.

Erimus – your chance to take part!

Southpaw Dance Company and Middlesbrough Town Hall are looking for 100 volunteers to participate in an immersive dance performance, Erimus, that will celebrate the reopening of Middlesbrough Town Hall.

We promise you, you don’t need any previous experience of dance or performance – just heaps of enthusiasm!

Erimus takes its inspiration from Middlesbrough’s motto, We Shall Be, reflecting the exciting future of the Town Hall. The piece will celebrate the future of Middlesbrough Town Hall, exploring what it means to be from Middlesbrough, celebrating Middlesbrough’s rich cultural identity and how the Town Hall acts as a beacon within that cultural landscape.

The performance will highlight the history of the building and lead audiences into previously unknown areas, such as the cells and courtroom, culminating in a large-scale mass movement finale, a spectacular dance theatre piece with projection mapping and text derived from conversations with Middlesbrough residents and participants in the show.

Erimus will be a spectacular experience. Five performances over three days from May 25 to May 27 will create an unforgettable and uplifting experience.


Sign up via the Southpaw website to attend the kick off workshop on 18th April at the Town Hall (6.30pm to 8.30pm) where you can find out more!

MTH Performing Arts

MTH Performing Arts offers students a unique opportunity to develop and increase skills in acting, voice work, singing, dancing, and movement. It’s a chance to not only learn new performance techniques, but also build confidence, improve communication skills, and give your child the chance to be part of a company where they can make new friends for life.

Find out more about MTH Performing Arts.

MTH Community Choir

Led by local international opera singers Emily Smith and Dave Pisaro, the MTH Community Choir is a friendly and accessible group who enjoy singing for fun. The weekly sessions introduce, or extend, good vocal technique through performing a mixture of world and folk, operatic, and musical theatre songs.

Find out more about the MTH Community Choir.

Accompany: music education programme for schools

Middlesbrough Town Hall has been closed for nearly two years as it undergoes a major refurbishment. It will open its doors again in Spring 2018, and there are some amazing opportunities for schools to get involved.

Find out more about the music education programme for schools.