Stockton Globe Reveals £28m Redevelopment

Stockton Globe, ATG’s brand new flagship music and comedy arena, due to open its doors in 2021, is to reveal its £28m restoration and first shows on sale, at a ground-breaking digital industry showcase, which will use VR technology to put the stars on stage in Stockton for the first time in over 40 years.

Multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Paloma Faith is the first artist to be announced from the historic art deco venue’s exciting 2021 programme. She will bring her Infinite Things tour to Stockton Globe on Saturday 9 October 2021 and hers will be the first show to go on sale with tickets on presale 30 September and general sale on Friday 2 October at 10am via

Stockton Globe’s trailblazing showcase, taking place on 22 October 2020, will be an access all areas industry tour for today’s world. The show stopping mixed media event will tell the story of the venue and its plans for the future, with added stardust sprinkled throughout, as VR performances and filmed contributions reveal some of the high-profile music and comedy talent due to play the venue in 2021.

The stream will also include never seen before fly through video and CGIs, plus presentations from Stockton Globe general manager Jo Ager, ATG and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, who will share their ambitions across programming, cultural impact and, of course, support for the region’s live industry and economy.

This virtual event and on sale reveal are just the beginning for the historic 3,000+ capacity North East venue, currently being restored to its former Art Deco glory, as it maps out an incredibly exciting future with an unwavering focus on world class live music and comedy performances, as well as household names with a family appeal.

The 1935 venue, currently being restored by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is now due to complete in April 2021, and will be run by world’s leading operator of live entertainment venues, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).

General Manager, Jo Ager said: “We are completely delighted to reveal Paloma Faith as the first show on sale at Stockton Globe and we simply cannot wait to virtually showcase the venue and the amazing opening programme we have in store. When it became apparent that the restrictions imposed on us all ruled out a live event, we knew we had to do something different and incredibly special to reveal such an historic venue.

Ager added: “We cannot thank the artists enough for supporting us with their appearances and contributions to the virtual showcase, and this mirrors our dedication to wholeheartedly supporting every act to perform at Stockton Globe. This is the start of something really special; as we move forward, we will continue to focus on booking the best music, comedy and family performances in the business, and truly bringing the stars back to Stockton.”

Stockton Globe is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound refurbishment, funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Also launching as part of the refurbishment is a 250-capacity event space housed in the adjoining building.

ATG was appointed in May 2018 to operate the Globe on a 25-year management contract and these art commissions honour the incredible history of this important, soon-to-be-reopened venue, the largest of its kind between Newcastle and Leeds.