Whether you’re looking for a fun filled event for all the family, or you want to find out the best intimate venue to catch a top local band, Middlesbrough has a varied mix of events that you won’t want to miss. Shows from the biggest names in music and comedy perform all year round, plus sports events, theatre shows, exhibitions, art events and heritage-themed events take place each year too.
Don’t miss the popular Orange Pip market at the end of each month from April until September with a Town Hall Christmas Special, a total must-do as part of Middlesbrough’s event calendar!
We’ve picked out some highlights below, don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.
Radio 1's Big Weekend
Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is heading to Middlesbrough on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May!
The brilliant line-up includes Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, Khalid, Mabel, The 1975, Foals, Bring Me The Horizon, Charli XCX, Zara Larsson, James Arthur, Jess Glynn, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Future and Mumford & Sons plus loads more! On the Friday night Annie Mac, Mark Ronson, MK, Purple Disco Machine, Danny Howard, Wilkinson, Sub Focus and Dimension are all on the bill kicking the party off in style. Find out who else is performing across the weekend!
If you've bagged a ticket, find out about everything you need to know about getting to the event.
Local History Month
All over Middlesbrough
Join us for a month of walks, talks, open days, tours, opportunities and events for the whole family! Explore, enjoy and discover Middlesbrough in a whole new way this May! Find out everything that's going on by checking out our interactive brochure below!
It's fun for all the family at Middlesbrough Theatre this May half-term with Treasure Island. Starring a host of children's TV favourites, the show is packed full of laughter, adventure and an intrepid crew of pirates in search of adventure. Ideal for children age 3+ and all the family too. Thursday 30 May, 1.30pm Ticket prices: £12.50 Adults/£10.50 Children/Family £42 (including booking fee)
A Sweet Treat with the Princesses
The Little Book of Ideas cordially invites you to join us for A Sweet Treat with the Princesses at Creams Cafe! Get your little ones dressed up in their best princess or prince outfits and enjoy a Creams tasty waffle, crepe or cookie dough with whipped cream or ice cream and a choice of topping as well as a hot or cold drink followed by fun, games and singing with the Princesses. Every child will have the chance to spend time with the Princesses combined with ample photograph opportunities. Places must be booked in advance, follow the website button on the right to book. Tickets are £12.50 per person and includes food and drink.
NE Volume's 4th Anniversary
Westgarth Social Club
One of Middlesbrough's most acclaimed live music venues is playing host to NE Volume magazine's 4th anniversary bash - and you're invited! The line up includes Swears, Twister, The Balcony, Martha Hill, Joe Ramsey, J R Gray and Julie Grant. The event starts from 5.30pm and tickets can be bought from www.seetickets.com
Race for Life
Join in the Race for Life 5K in aid of Cancer Research UK! The Middlesbrough course starts and finishes in Centre Square and takes a paved route through the town centre towards the Transporter Bridge and past the Riverside Football Stadium. The event has an amazing atmosphere with a fun and friendly vibe, everyone is welcome to join in. Event details: Time: 10:30 Adult: £14.99 Children: £10.00 Young Adult: £14.99 Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed Venue: Centre Square, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Debashish Bhattacharya Trio
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya brings universal appeal to his pioneering fusion of classical Indian ragas and bluesy Western music. Embracing Hawaiian slide guitar from his childhood in the 1960’s, Debashish invented a unique style of Hindustani slide guitar and has been mesmerising audiences and artists for over four decades with his unique blend of Indian rages and western styles. Debashish will be accompanied by talented vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya and renowned tabla player Tanmoy Bose for an exquisite evening of music.
Take That are heading to Middlesbrough!
The chart-topping band will headline the Riverside’s first major music event on 1st June 2019 and they will be supported by the legendary Rick Astley.
A range of hospitality packages are available. Find out more about the event and how to book tickets.
The World of Fizz
Head over to Chadwick's Inn in Maltby for one of their fantastic wine tastings nights! The World of Fizz offers 5 tasting wine and a 5 course menu - perfect for a couples night out or a catch up with friends! The World of Fizz - Friday 28th June - £70pp
Boro Babies is a fun and relaxed event for those living in Middlesbrough who are expecting a baby or have a child under 12 months old. Parents and expecting mothers are invited to come along and try taster sessions, chat to a range of professionals and enjoy a free cuppa and a biscuit. There is also the chance of winning high street vouchers and families will receive a free Snappy Shack photo booth memento of themselves and baby. No need to book – just turn up from 10am – 2pm.