Studio Theatre

MIDDLESBROUGH Little Theatre Company has a space for the performing arts - The Studio Theatre.


The Studio is a rehearsal room and performance space which can be used by both MLT itself and other theatre companies, directors and performers.

Middlesbrough Little Theatre hopes The Studio will help support and encourage even more live theatre in the region.


For details of booking the Studio Theatre, please see our Room Booking page.


Three Course Theatre with support from MLT present:

Michael Hollinger’s “An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf”

Directed by Bill Colombi

Thursday 12th November at 7.30pm

Tickets (£7) can be ordered via:

In aid of the Friends of the Murambinda Hospital, Zimbabwe.

The play is a ‘tragi-comedy’, set in the Café du Grand Boeuf in Paris, owned by the extremely wealthy Victor, who, along with his lady friend Louise, are its only customers. There is no menu as everything is always available, cooked by the superb chef Gaston, and served by the three strong team of waiters, husband and wife Claude and Mimi, and trainee Antoine.

On this hot July night in 1961, they are awaiting the imminent arrival of Victor, the Café's owner and sole patron. But when "Monsieur" returns from the bullfights in Madrid, disheveled and morose, his wish is simple: to die of starvation at his own table. Why Victor should want to starve himself to death in his own restaurant is a mystery and a complete anathema to his dedicated (and dependant) staff, so they do all in their power to persuade him out of it by preparing the best of all meals – prepared, but not served, while mouth-wateringly describing it as it might appear on the empty plate(s) laid before him. Only when the Crème Brûlée is served does Victor’s resolve weaken – after all, it’s difficult to starve yourself to death on an empty stomach…

For more details see the Three Course Theatre website



Saturday 24 October 2015

7.30pm (Doors 7pm)

£8 (pay on door)
Advance tickets available at £7 by contacting e-mail below.

An exciting double bill featuring two of the UK’s very finest songwriters.
Pete Morton writes deliciously tuneful, witty, thought-provoking and heart-warming songs. He is also rather a lovely fellah who thoroughly enjoyed his last appearance at The Studio. We are delighted to welcome him back.
This year, Grace Petrie has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Glastonbury Festival (where Billy Bragg became a big fan) and Attila The Stockbroker’s Glastonwick Festival. She has just completed a tour of Canada and comic JOSIE LONG’s “Alternative Reality Tour” of the UK (including a bizarre performance on her knees under a tarpaulin at Ayresome Gardens and then later on at Albert Park Bandstand, in the rain).
Friends, this is Building Bridges’ most ambitious show yet. Please bring your friends and make it a night to remember.

“Pete Morton is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be: fiercely creative, proudly independent, skilful, talented and terminally unpredictable” (MOJO Magazine)


Sunday 29 November 2015

7.30pm (Doors 7pm)

£8 (pay on door)
Advance tickets available at £7 by contacting e-mail below.

With over five decades on the British and European music circuit, these two legends of the Teesside folk scene join forces to make their debut at the Studio. Eddie has toured the world both solo and with guitarist John James as “Carolina Shout!” playing a mixture of folk, bluegrass, blues, western swing, old timey and hillbilly music as well as his own self-written songs.  Attention budding guitarists: don’t miss this masterclass!







Booking Tickets:

For tickets call 01642 815181,

go to the Middlesbrough Theatre box office or book online



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