Concert Central

Middlesbrough Town Hall, currently undergoing a two year, £7m Heritage Lottery Fund-supported renovation, is a stunning concert venue hosting everything from international classical orchestras to top-notch comedy gigs.

Middlesbrough Theatre offers national tours of musicals, plays and ballet, performances by local groups and an annual Pantomime. Additional live music venues and theatres support touring artists and a buzzing local scene.


This sculpture by world-renowned Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, stands almost 50 metres high and is 120 metres long. Temenos means "sacred space". Highly recommended is the most impressive views of this giant achieved by standing right underneath it to get the full sense of the scale.

Bottle of Notes

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's monumental sculpture Bottle of Notes soars nearly thirty-five feet and is the first public sculpture in the United Kingdom by these two internationally renowned artists.

Bottle of Notes is inspired by the history of Captain Cook, born in Middlesbrough featuring words from his logs as well as poetry built from tempered-steel echoing Middlesbrough's industrial heritage and continuing the legacy of the town's Ironmasters.


Celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire’s Middlesbrough start is a large-scale version of original artwork by internationally renowned Middlesbrough-born artist Mackenzie Thorpe located in Centre Square. It is named Erimus ("We shall be" in Latin) which was chosen as Middlesbrough's motto in 1830.