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 Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May!
So far the brilliant line-up includes Miley Cyrus, Little Mix, Khalid, Mabel, The 1975, Zara Larsson, Future and Mumford & Sons. Watch out for more artist announcements on the BBC site!
If you've bagged a ticket, find out about everything you need to know about getting to the event.
Orange Pip Market
Middlesbrough Town Centre
Orange Pip Market is back for 2019 and it’s all happening this weekend! In April there’s more fun for all the family with Pip favourites Salsa Sam and the Art Collective, a cracking band line-up featuring Ramona Rose, Nel Unlit, Stay Free and MT Misery, food and drink galore and so much more! For more info and sneaky peeks make sure you’re following the Orange Pip Facebook page. We’ll see you there!
The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio
The magical story of Pinocchio leaps off the page and onto the stage in this vibrant family show bursting with comedy and songs that will have you singing along from start to finish! A perfect treat for all the family – we guarantee you’ll love it, no strings attached!
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!
Middlesbrough Town Hall
He’s back… the keenly-awaited brand new show is here! Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell Kane’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us see more stuff and get more done.
National Premier League Tennis Finals 2019
This prestigious competition is making its Tees Valley debut. Over 100 teams from across the country will be competing in regional leagues to qualify for the national finals. This year the finals will be hosted at Middlesbrough’s Sports Village which has recently undergone a £400,000 investment, and David Lloyd Thornaby. The event has previously featured Wimbledon champions, and runs from Thursday 25th April through to the finals on Sunday 28th April. To purchase tickets visit the National Premier League Tennis website.
Cocktail masterclass at The Artizan
Dress to impress, gather your mates and get ready for some cocktail making fun at The Artizan!
Situated in leafy Linthorpe just 5 minutes from the centre of Middlesbrough and in the heart of Linthorpe’s vibrant bar scene area, The Artizan is a haven for specialist cocktails, many of which are inspired by Middlesbrough itself (try The Bottle of Notes and Captain Cook). The bar also specialises in a wide range of unique spirits from around the world, all set within an intimate and rustic vibe.
You and your friends can enjoy creating some special flavours and learn about the history of mixology before sipping on your well-earned creations. £30pp and minimum of 6 people, visit the bar’s Facebook page to find out more.
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.