Studio Theatre

MIDDLESBROUGH Little Theatre Company has a space for the performing arts - The Studio Theatre.


The Studio is a rehearsal room and performance space which can be used by both MLT itself and other theatre companies, directors and performers.

Middlesbrough Little Theatre hopes The Studio will help support and encourage even more live theatre in the region.


For details of booking the Studio Theatre, please see our Room Booking page.


“The gig last night reminded me of why I do what I do. An attentive audience who is up for a laugh. It has re-affirmed my faith in performing. I've done three gigs in Boro now and all three have been ace. I therefore crown Boro as the best place to gig in the UK.” Johnny Campbell post on Facebook after his last gig in the Studio.


Singing for Pleasure.

We are running a Group for those who want to sing without the pressure of concerts or shows. We’ll be trying a bit of everything: Showstoppers, Gospel, Folk, World, Rock and Pop.
Our singing adventures are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in The Studio or Rehearsal Room. We cover a broad range of styles, as above and aim to please the majority of tastes. Above all, we just want to enjoy using our voices, and blending them with others.
These events are open to MLT/None MLT Members.
This is a Free Event, so please come along and have a go.

Sessions taken by Helen Speed & Steve McNichol.




All events 7pm (doors) 7.30pm (start)


Sat 8 February – JON STRONG BAND plus AVRIL McCALL

Jon Strong Band

Jon Strong and his band return to Toft House, THE HOME OF UNPOPULAR MUSIC. Ironically, this fourth appearance by the lads is by POPULAR DEMAND. They have been there, done it, travelled Europe, mixed with the best, toured with the likes of Ry Cooder, Van Morrison and Robert Palmer and have many a hilarious tale to tell. Jon is a phenomenally good guitar player, with blues and R&B mixed in influences from the English folk scene. Jon is a stickler for achieving a quality sonic experience for his audience and his guitar-mastery produces a unique booming and ringing three handed style, all of his own. His own bitter-sweet songs steal the show from funky covers of Jim Croce, Lowell George and the Who.  Roy Whyke on drums and Andy Waller on bass are masters of their craft and the band together sound like they have performed as a unit for decades but with a freshness that can only come from the pure joy of being on stage. So, there you go, incredible musicianship, masterful song writing skills, passionate performance and perfect sound. No wonder their last gig here was a sell-out.  Plus support from Avril McCall, a solo singer of thoughtful and sensitive songs. 
Get your tickets early. £8 (adv) £10 (door): Contact leighsayers.175@btinternet

Sat 22 February – PETE MORTON plus Phil Muriel

Pete Morton

“An unruly mix of humour, politics, love and social comment wrapping their way around the folk tradition and all delivered with feeling and warmth”.  Pete Morton is a dynamic and compelling performer and singer-songwriter with a wealth of great songs.  And that’s why we invite him back to play at Toft House time and time again.
Plus support from Phil Muriel.
£7 (door)



Absolutely by popular demand and just in time for their new album.

Sat 21 March – JOE SOLO & REBEKAH FINDLAY plus Phil Martin

Joe and Rebecca

Joe and Rebekah perform "Headscarves and Hurricanes" AND "No Pasaran".

We are also very pleased to welcome back the highly original song writer, Phil Martin.

Sat 11 April – RICHARD GRAINGER plus Margaret & Tony Maughan and Bob Fortune

Richar Grainger

Songs of Teesside, the moors and the coastal communities. Internationally recognised song writer and good Boro lad. It is been far too long since Richard's last appearance at Toft House.
Plus more local flavour and great singing from Zetland FM's Bob Fortune and Toft House stalwarts Margaret and Tony Maughan.



The Lulas

The Lulas perform high energy upbeat funk infused pop, bringing summer vibes all year around.
Nadedja was born in the North-East of Brazil. Nadedja followed the music and found her way to the UK via the Midwest of the USA. Soaking up an eclectic mix of experiences, her music has grown into a melting pot of pop, indie, folk, country and RnB genres.
Tinny Bennett are a 3-piece original band from Hartlepool, performing acoustic/folk/indie
Phantom Radio are an electric guitar based electronic pop, their third visit to the Studio
£5 (door)












Booking Tickets:

For tickets call 01642 815181,

go to the Middlesbrough Theatre box office or book online



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