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)


Saturday 26 October - NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS/Joe Solo

Award-winning English vocalist, Naomi Bedford, returns to Teesside with partner Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn’t Hang). They have just released their fourth album together, “Singing It All Back Home – Appalachian Ballads of English and Scottish Origin”. The album has already had some great reviews, in common with everything else this duo has released.
This gig will also feature the one and only, JOE SOLO. A man whose passion and conviction are amply matched by his work-rate, song-writing skill and ability to inspire. I know you know that he was the joint architect of the “We Shall Overcome” movement and he remains its most ardent supporter. It is always a massive pleasure to welcome him back.
£7 (door)


Saturday 9 November – JOHN WATTERSON “Fake Thackray”

John Watterson has performed the songs of Jake Thackray at festivals, concerts, clubs, after dinner venues and – most specially – to members of Jake’s family.His songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC – and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today.
John's appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is obvious to his audience. John’s performance is a celebration of the man that was Jake Thackray -  his work, his genius and his very essence, an essence that the new age of music lovers are in danger of missing out on.  
John is a talented guitarist and vocalist and has that engaging quality that makes you want to listen to his performance. When you wrap these ingredients up in the songs of Jake Thackray the result is a highly entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century.
£8 (adv) £10 (door)


Wednesday 20th November – DAVID ROVICS / STEVE PLEDGER

David Rovics Steve Pledger
From the USA, David Rovics is the most prolific and radical political song writer in the world today. His shows are always fascinating, educational, entertaining and moving. Intriguing insights into struggles around the globe are delivered with humour and lyrical poise.
“If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics”  (Andy Kershaw, BBC)
“No one gets more deeply to the heart of important issues, with catchy and concise poetry, than David does. He has a talent for expressing things that are hard to say. All of his songs grab me emotionally and let me know how I really feel. His songs come alive like stories and movies, not just words”.  (Steve Wozniak)
“Right now, there is no one to touch David Rovics when it comes to a politically coherent music that can both entertain, energize and educate”. (Afshin Rattansi, RT)
Steve Pledger is a multi-award-winning singer songwriter whose live performances burst with passion and energy.
"An object lesson in the craft of contemporary songwriting." (fRoots Magazine)
"Steve Pledger's tour-de-force. An album that casts Steve as a genuine protest singer, up there with the likes of Billy Bragg, Phil Ochs & Ewan MacColl." (FATEA Magazine re Steve’s third album “Somewhere Between”)
£8 (adv) £10 (door)


Saturday 7 December – SKINNER & T’WITCH / Wilson McGladdery

Two very talented duos with a tremendous sense of fun.

Steve Skinner has a background in musical theatre, having managed a theatre company and toured the country with musical reviews such as The Cuts Show and the Third World Road Show.
He is an experienced songwriter, including comedy and satire, as featured in his solo album ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’. As a guitarist, he took up flamenco 10 years ago, and also writes and arranges for the world music band, Fusion.

Sandra Twitchett (T’witch) has a classical training, currently being a member of the Huddersfield Choral Society, and has a passion for British folk and rock music. T’witch has an excellent ear for sound production and harmonies, which contributes to the distinctive Skinner & T’witch sound. She has previously recorded an album of songs from the folk/rock canon, ‘Tales’ by T’witch & The Woodman, with The Woodman, Mike Jordan. The album is available as a CD or digital download.



Gaynor Wilson is a singer songwriter originally from Ashton under Lyne, now living in Saddleworth. Gaynor plays both violin and piano although she is best known as a singer with a powerful stage presence that commands the full attention of her audience. Gaynor especially enjoys the freedom of acoustic singing and the intimate audiences found in acoustic and folk clubs where the potency of her performance is witnessed to its full effect.

Paul McGladdery is a singer songwriter from Saddleworth. He is a guitarist known for his prolific songwriting encompassing a variety of styles and influences from folk to country to classic pop. Primarily, Paul loves to write a ballad and his songs "Cherry Blossom" "View" and "Daydream #1" are often the high points of the couple’s performance. Paul also enjoys a cruel sense of humour and this regularly translates into his lyrics of songs such as "Nudist Camp" and the Attention Seekers series he writes for the Wilson McGladdery Facebook page.

£7 (door)


Saturday 21st December  - THE JACK DASH XMAS BASH plus Visitant, Mark Appleton, Doug Verrill and Mike Cotton

Have a very Merry Christmas with our resident band, The Jack Dash!

For more Christmas merriment, this gig starts at 7!

Sat 11 January – SHRUGplus WERBENIUK and NOBODY GIRL
Sat 8 February – JON STRONG BAND plus AVRIL McCALL
Sat 22 February – PETE MORTON












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