THE Stockton Globe has revealed a £28m restoration and world class music and comedy shows will go on sale. 

Music which has been announced includes; Jools Holland, Midge Ure, Paloma Faith, Steve Hackett, The House and Garage Orchestra, The Waterboys and others.

Comedy acts include; Adam Kay, Chris Ramsey, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Ross Noble.

As well as dance performances from Diversity and Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance.

Stockton Globe, ATG’s brand new flagship music and comedy arena, due to open its doors in 2021, has revealed its £28 million restoration and a raft of hotly anticipated new music and comedy shows due to go on general sale at 10am, Friday 23rd October via

The news was announced at a ground-breaking digital industry showcase, hosted by DJ and broadcaster Georgie Rogers and Stockton Globe’s general manager Jo Ager, who presented from the historic venue’s stage via green screen VR technology.

The thrilling line-up of world class acts is a statement of intent by the ATG venue, in its ambition to emulate a history that saw global stars such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Chuck Berry grace the Globe’s stage in its previous life.

Five new music shows have been announced:

On November 11, 2021, Jools Holland will bring his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Gilson Lavis, to Stockton Globe, with special guest performances from Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Lulu, who last performed on the iconic stage back in 1966 supporting Roy Orbison.

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, will see Midge Ure take the stage, along with his Band Electronica, with a spectacular show that promises hits from Ultravox and Visage along with his solo work, plus a ‘silent stage’ and cinematic light show.

Steve Hackett brings his 2021 World Tour to Stockton Globe on October 15, 2021, with a show featuring the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, with additional material.

The ultimate live celebration of UK house and garage comes to the Globe on November 13, 2021.

The House and Garage Orchestra is an expanded live band with horns and string sections, and many of the vocalists that originally recorded the genre’s defining hits will join the tour and perform them live.

On October 12, 2021, The Waterboys will light up Stockton Globe’s stage with a line up featuring established core members Mike Scott, Steve Wickham, Paul Brown, Ralph Salmins and Aongus Ralston.  

All of which join multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Paloma Faith’s Infinite Things tour on the Globe’s 2021 bill, whose show, taking place on Saturday, October 9, 2021, sold out in under eight hours.

The first five comedy acts with shows on sale for 2021 have also been announced:

Adam Kay will bring his unique show This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) to Stockton Globe on July 1, 2021.

Described as hilarious and heartbreaking by Charlie Brooker, award winning comedian Adam Kay will share entries from his very own real life diaries as a junior doctor in an evening of stand-up and music.

South Shields critically acclaimed comedian and hilarious household name Chris Ramsey will be bringing his high energy, life affirming, trademark stand-up to Stockton on October 29, 2021 as part of his Chris Ramsey 20/20 tour.

Comedy superstar John Bishop will play two nights at the Stockton Globe, on November 26 and 27, as part of his brand-new, highly anticipated World Tour, Right Here, Right Now. 

On Saturday, November 20, Stockton Globe will welcome Jon Richardson, one of the most individual, accomplished and downright funny stand-ups on the scene today, with his brand new show, The Knitwit.

Soon to be announced is Ross Noble, comedian, who will bring his Humournoid show to Stockton in 2021.

Stockton Globe is also welcoming two dance shows in 2021.

Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance, is a brand new show from the Strictly Come Dancing family, and will hit the Stockton Globe stage on June 24, 2021 with both a matinée and an evening show, featuring the spectacular professional dancers Janette Manrara, Dianne Buswell, Amy Dowden and Neil Jones, with special guests to be announced. 

Already announced and on sale, Diversity will bring the ‘Connected’ tour created by the talented Ashley Banjo, to Stockton on June 2, 2021.

This show will take them into a new decade of Diversity, and centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era we now live in, but more importantly how this connects us all.

The historic 3000 plus capacity North East venue, currently being restored to its former Art Deco glory, has been revealed via a flythrough CGI video, that showcases exactly how the stunning venue will look, highlighting features including the flexible standing and seated configuration, new purpose built bars, VIP areas, dressing room suites, orchestra pits and an additional 200 capacity gig venue and cafe bar, The Link.

The venue has been designed with a modern audience in mind, with customer and artist experience, a £1.8million technical infrastructure and digital ticketing system.

Re-opening in 2021, after more than 45 years since the last live performance, the Stockton Globe is set to be a huge asset for the Borough’s economy, attracting up to 200,000 visitors per year and bringing millions of pounds into the local economy each year.

Its restoration is key to the development of Stockton High Street and will create the biggest live entertainment venue between Newcastle and Leeds, right at the heart of the Tees Valley.

Its restoration has been led and funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council with support from a £4.5million National Lottery grant through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme.

The Stockton Globe is due to complete in April 2021 and will be run by the world’s leading operator of live entertainment venues, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “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. The momentum is building quickly as more of next year’s programme gets announced and I’d encourage everyone to get signed up to the mailing list so they can avoid disappointment!” 

General Manager, Jo Ager said: “We’re ecstatic to reveal the amazing names that we are bringing to Stockton Globe when we re-open 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.”