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A stellar September at Middlesbrough Town Hall!

Leisure and entertainment

Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Crowd at Middlesbrough Town Hall show

September is just around the corner and the Middlesbrough Town Hall calendar is bursting with a stellar line-up of shows.

The busy month for the town centre venue features new music, comedy and drama and the opening concert of the 2023/24 classical music season.

What's on

The big-name line-up includes presenter and comedian Dan Nightingale from the chart-topping podcast Have a Word and Strictly Come Dancing duo Ian Waite and Vincent Simone.

It continues with music legend Bez from The Happy Mondays and Emma Kenny, a true-crime serial killer expert. 

The classical season opens in the stunning surrounds of the Main Hall with Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, a compact masterpiece that transports audiences through darkness and light to a glittering finale!

Pre-concert talks will also be available throughout the season to discover more about the orchestra and the music and composers to be played at each performance. The talks are free to attend and will begin at 6.30pm.

The Crypt is brought to life with the second BBC Music Introducing concert, a new music partnership that shines a light on Teesside’s ‘best and brightest.’

The second concert in the series features Middlesbrough’s Finn Forster who was picked as ‘one to watch’ for 2023 and will be the first hometown headliner for the rising star.

After a summer season in the open-air, the Theatre Go-Round season also moves into the Crypt for Frankenstein, presented by Northumberland Theatre Company.

Based on the Mary Shelley classic, the monster will rival the Mummy, Mr Hyde and even Dracula himself to strike fear into the heart of audiences everywhere.

For anyone seeking something more light-hearted, Big Mouth Comedy Club is back from a short summer break with another stellar line-up of comedians, while Geordie favourite and the UK comedy scene’s best-kept secret, Carl Hutchinson, rounds the month off with a brand-new show.

Dancing takes centre-stage for The Magic of Dance starring Strictly favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone with special guest vocalist and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell.

As the Strictly stars embark on an enchanting journey from the samba to the tango, their love of performing is clear to see, as well as their many years of friendship and easy banter.

For fans of a conversation, The Nine Lives of a Happy Monday with music icon Bez will be unmissable. Taking to the stage to talk about his extraordinary career, Bez will cover his life from twenty-something indie music casualty to middle-aged politician, eco warrior and bee-aficionado.

Last but by no means least, true-crime fans are in for a treat with The Serial Killer Next Door, an audience with notable psychological therapist and Crime commentator Emma Kenny.

Exploring what makes a killer, the show considers why some people brought up in seemingly normal families can choose a murderous path.

Tickets for all shows are available from Middlesbrough Town Hall via the Middlesbrough Town Hall website or by calling 01642 729 729.

For anyone wishing to buy tickets in person, the Box Office is open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

The full line-up of shows for September and beyond can be viewed on the what's on page or pick up a brochure from the Box Office.