What’s on

As the world’s longest month officially comes to an end, February brings all the fun for family and friends too.

The school holidays are fast approaching and we’re already ahead with the planning. Check out our Top 5 tips for things to do and places to go to keep all the kids entertained, whether they’re big or little.

Love is in the air too with Valentine’s Day and there are special menus galore available in Middlesbrough restaurants and bars. Visit our food and drink page for some inspiration if you fancy trying somewhere new.

We love hearing about new and exciting things to get involved with in and around Middlesbrough such as events, new eateries, food or drink evenings, kids activities, sports groups and more. Send us a message on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages if you would like us to promote anything or you can email lovemiddlesbrough@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Make sure you tag us in all your #BrilliantlyBoro posts and enjoy our top pick of activities and events below – don’t forget to check Enjoy Tees Valley for a full list of events in the area.

Animex
Middlesbrough Town Hall Celebrating the creative and digital talent pool in Middlesbrough, the internationally renowned Animex Festival is offering screenings at Middlesbrough Town Hall of animated short films. An exciting programme the screenings include British Animation Awards Public Choice and the opportunity to vote for your favourite British short and music video. Each screening is free and open to everyone. Visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure they get a seat. Recommended for age 18+ only and the bar in The Crypt will be open for refreshments.
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Animex Festival - free screenings

Celebrating the creative and digital talent pool in Middlesbrough, the internationally renowned Animex Festival is offering screenings at Middlesbrough Town Hall of animated short films. An exciting programme the screenings include British Animation Awards Public Choice and the opportunity to vote for your favourite British short and music video. Each screening is free and open to everyone. Visitors are advised to arrive early to ensure they get a seat. Recommended for age 18+ only and the bar in The Crypt will be open for refreshments.

Baby changing
Baby changing
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Arrive by bus
Cafes on Site
Cafes on Site
Disabled access
Disabled access
Parking Available
Parking Available
Food available
Food available
Toilets
Toilets
Train station nearby
Train station nearby
Animex Festival - free screenings More information
Belonging by David Watson
Dorman Museum Inspired by David Watson's memories of industrial Teesside, Belonging is the new exhibition at the Dorman Museum. The heavily loaded brushstrokes of his paintings mirror the spirit of our region and show humour, passion, loss and hope. The exhibition also features new writing from Lisette Auton, Natalie Scott, Shakk and Bobby Benjamin. Mapping our industrial identity and changing fortunes, Belonging is free and available to visit during museum opening hours.
Arts, culture and heritage

Belonging by David Watson

Inspired by David Watson's memories of industrial Teesside, Belonging is the new exhibition at the Dorman Museum. The heavily loaded brushstrokes of his paintings mirror the spirit of our region and show humour, passion, loss and hope. The exhibition also features new writing from Lisette Auton, Natalie Scott, Shakk and Bobby Benjamin. Mapping our industrial identity and changing fortunes, Belonging is free and available to visit during museum opening hours.

Baby changing
Baby changing
Arrive by bus
Arrive by bus
Cafes on Site
Cafes on Site
Disabled access
Disabled access
Parking Available
Parking Available
Food available
Food available
Toilets
Toilets
Belonging by David Watson More information
We are taking part in Fiver Fest
To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Middlesbrough is joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, in over 100 High Streets, to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in February, in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST Check out our Facebook page for incoming offers!
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Fiver Fest

To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Middlesbrough is joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, in over 100 High Streets, to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in February, in the TOTALLY LOCALLY FIVER FEST Check out our Facebook page for incoming offers!

Fiver Fest More information
big time wrestling experience
Middlesbrough Town Hall Get ready for the roof to come off at Middlesbrough Town Hall with the return of the Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience. Witness the superstars of first class wrestling parade into action for a night of unmissable family fun. Enjoy hard-hitting heavyweights, heart-stopping high flyers, an over the top rope and a Royal Rumble to end all rumbles as the grand finale. Tickets start at £10 and a family ticket is £40. Get ready to rummmmmble!
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The Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience

Get ready for the roof to come off at Middlesbrough Town Hall with the return of the Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience. Witness the superstars of first class wrestling parade into action for a night of unmissable family fun. Enjoy hard-hitting heavyweights, heart-stopping high flyers, an over the top rope and a Royal Rumble to end all rumbles as the grand finale. Tickets start at £10 and a family ticket is £40. Get ready to rummmmmble!

Baby changing
Baby changing
Arrive by bus
Arrive by bus
Cafes on Site
Cafes on Site
Disabled access
Disabled access
Parking Available
Parking Available
Food available
Food available
Toilets
Toilets
Train station nearby
Train station nearby
The Big Time Pro Wrestling Experience More information
Sheesiders creative club
Pineapple Black Gallery Join the Sheesiders and get creative at the very first Creative Club. Take along something creative and join in the chat, learn skills and give each other a creative boost. If you're not sure what to take along, there will also be a Creative Jar that you can dip in to for some inspiration. 10.30am in Pineapple Black Gallery, located in the Hill Street Shopping Centre, follow the Sheesiders to find out more and see what they have planned next.
Event

Sheesiders - Creative Club

Join the Sheesiders and get creative at the very first Creative Club. Take along something creative and join in the chat, learn skills and give each other a creative boost. If you're not sure what to take along, there will also be a Creative Jar that you can dip in to for some inspiration. 10.30am in Pineapple Black Gallery, located in the Hill Street Shopping Centre, follow the Sheesiders to find out more and see what they have planned next.

Arrive by bus
Arrive by bus
Disabled access
Disabled access
Parking Available
Parking Available
Food available
Food available
Shopping available
Shopping available
Train station nearby
Train station nearby
Sheesiders - Creative Club More information
Elvana
Middlesbrough Empire Smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit - it's Elvana - the world's finest Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana! Rock'n'roll meets grunge as Elvis gives Nirvana the front man it's been missing since 1994. Tearing through rock's finest moments, this is definitely a night not to be missed! Tickets are £17.50 and on sale now.
Music, comedy and theatre

Elvana - Elvis fronted Nirvana

Smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit - it's Elvana - the world's finest Elvis-fronted tribute to Nirvana! Rock'n'roll meets grunge as Elvis gives Nirvana the front man it's been missing since 1994. Tearing through rock's finest moments, this is definitely a night not to be missed! Tickets are £17.50 and on sale now.

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Toilets
Toilets
Train station nearby
Train station nearby
Elvana - Elvis fronted Nirvana More information
Martha Hill
Westgarth Social Club Head to Westgarth Social Club for a wonderfully intimate show with Martha Hill and special guests. Described by BBC introducing 'incredible', Martha is also 'unmissable' and an 'eclectic storyteller' - her distinctive style will hook you in and leave you mesmerised. Presented by The Kids are Solid Gold, tickets are £8 and on sale now. Don't delay as they will sell out fast!
Music, comedy and theatre

Martha Hill

Head to Westgarth Social Club for a wonderfully intimate show with Martha Hill and special guests. Described by BBC introducing 'incredible', Martha is also 'unmissable' and an 'eclectic storyteller' - her distinctive style will hook you in and leave you mesmerised. Presented by The Kids are Solid Gold, tickets are £8 and on sale now. Don't delay as they will sell out fast!

Arrive by bus
Arrive by bus
Toilets
Toilets
Train station nearby
Train station nearby
Martha Hill More information
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