New lease of life for historic Stockon venue with virtual unveiling
The transformation of a North East live entertainment venue dating back almost a century has been revealed in a virtual unveiling.
The historic Stockton Globe is currently being restored back to its former Art Deco glory alongside a wider regeneration project in the town.
A new flythrough CG video has been released to showcase the 3000+ capacity venue, which will include flexible standing and seating, bars, VIP areas, dressing room suites, orchestra pits, as well as additional 200 capacity gig venue and cafe bar The Link.
The venue’s restoration has been led and funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with support from a £4.5m National Lottery grant through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme.
As part of the unveiling, a number of high profile acts were announced ahead of the venue’s planned opening in 2021, including Jools Holland, Midge Ure and Paloma Faith.
Cllr Jim Beall, cabinet member for health, leisure and culture, commented: “The calibre of these acts speak for themselves and I have no doubt that these shows going on sale following on from the Paloma Faith and Diversity announcements will be starting to get people from near and far very excited for the Globe’s reopening next year.
“It’s an eclectic mix of entertainment on offer and it demonstrates just how well-suited the venue is to a wide range of performances.”
Stockton Globe general manager, Jo Ager, added: “We’re ecstatic to reveal the amazing names that we are bringing to Stockton Globe when we reopen next year.
“The people of Stockton know the history of the venue, but what we have planned for the future will make everyone, everywhere, sit up and take notice.
“This is the start of something really special; as we move forward, we will continue to focus on music, comedy and family-based performances and bringing the best in the business to our stage.”
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