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.

Singing for Pleasure has been cancelled until futher notice

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)

 

22 JANUARY – PETE DAVIES & HARRY GALLAGHER
“Stories, songs, laughter and craic”
You don’t need me to tell you who Pete and Harry are do you? But how come they are appearing together? Following a conversation at our “We Shall Overcome” gig last October, and in a spirit of mutual admiration, the guys decided to pair up for a tour in the New Year. The idea was to tell some stories using song and spoken word and have a serious laugh at the same time.  We are very pleased to host this, their very first gig – first of many, we hope.
£10 (door)

 

29 January – NEL UNLIT / SHRUG
NEL UNLIT are a group of songwriters, storytellers and musicians who have their roots all over the north east of England and Northern Ireland. Their first album was a rock opera called “Wake for the Dreaming”, based on Neil Gaiman’s epic Sandman series.  They are a seven-piece band, comprising bass, cello, keyboards, two guitars, two drummers and four members sharing vocals.
SHRUG are the same Shrug who have achieved legendary status in these parts and who have packed out The Studio twice before.

Tickets only: limited to just 50 (£10)
Tickets now on sale www.WeGotTickets.com/event533782

 

19 February – DUNCAN McFARLANE BAND / Mike Cotton
“Robust folk-rock, reels, jigs and stout songs, well-executed and infectiously lively” (Yorkshire Evening Post)
“The world can always use more good English folk-rock and this is a loud, fast music, based on the rhythms of English country dance music, with sharp-edged guitar leads, electric fiddle, and gutsy, gritty singing” (Shreds & Patches)
Plus a special guest spot from our very own, always unplugged, Mike Cotton.
£10 (door)

 

Friday 4 March – ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER
A much-loved regular at Toft House, it is difficult to believe it is four years since Attila last performed for us.  Tonight he will be celebrating the publication of his book “Heart on my Sleeve”, his collected works 1980-2020.

£10

Advance tickets now available at www.WeGotTickets.com/event/534596

 

Saturday 26th March - RICHARD GRAINGER / MARGARET & TONY MAUGHAN / BOB FORTUNE

Richard Grainger
Songs of Teesside, the moors and the coastal communities. Internationally recognised song writer and good Boro lad. It has 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.
£8 (door)

 

9 April – PAULINE VALLANCE / Martin Heaton
Pauline Vallance is a delightful Scottish singer and harpist with a great sense of humour. As she says:

“I am a singer/songwriter and clarsach player from Ayrshire. I love to explore different styles and genres and write songs about subjects as diverse as the beauty of the Northumberland coastline to the disaster of dogs eating mobile phones!

A 'typical' gig, if there is such a thing, will consist of a variety of my own songs, some folk songs, particularly songs by Burns and Tannahill and possibly some unexpected rock covers. During Lockdown, I have been experimenting with Songs to the Tune of Another - and I think they're here to stay!”

Martin Heaton is an award winning, contemporary folk singer / songwriter from North Yorkshire. He played a spot at the Jack Dash gig back in August 2021 and went down very well.  He is back this time with a new album to promote.

£10 (door)

 

16 April – McCORMICK / MARIE MARX BAND


17 APRIL – THE JACK DASH EASTER BASH


30 April – NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS / Joe Solo

 

17 September – MILTON HIDE
1 October – WE SHALL OVERCOME
15 October – JON PALMER ACOUSTIC BAND
29 October – HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE
12 November – CLAUDE BOURBON
26 November – JEZ LOWE / PETE DAVIES
17 December – THE JACK DASH

 

 

 

 

 

 

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go to the Middlesbrough Theatre box office or book online

 

 

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