The world’s leading operator of live entertainment venues, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is to reopen the historic North East venue, Stockton Globe. Originally launched in 1935, in its heyday the Globe hosted acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Sadler’s Wells Ballet, before closing in 1974.
The multi-million pound refurbishment, funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will see ATG utilise its network of the world’s best talent, producers and promoters, to bring the biggest names in music and comedy back to the venue for the first time in over 40 years.
Adam Kenwright, group board director of ATG said: “We’ve been working with the council to tailor the Globe so that it is one of the best in the industry for hosting live music and comedy events.
“With over a year to go before doors open, ATG are already in discussions with household music and comedy acts so that we can bring these stars to the Tees Valley community and back onto the Globe’s stage after having no live entertainment inside the venue for over 40 years.”
The revamped art deco building is expected to open in 2020 and is currently being transformed into a 3,000+ capacity venue with flexible auditorium for standing and seated events. The refurbishment will also see a smaller 250 capacity venue open in the adjoining building.