• We are Tees Music Alliance…

    We are Tees Music Alliance…

    a not-for-profit organisation working to build a thriving and vibrant live music scene in Teesside…

  • Developing… Rehearse & Record

    Developing… Rehearse & Record

    We offer facilities, advice and opportunities to those looking to gain experience, knowledge and confidence in taking the next step in the music industry… 

  • Promoting…

    We provide local musicians with a range of platforms to reach new audiences, as well as bringing some of the biggest talents in the world to Teesside… 

  • Enriching…

    Enriching…

    We strive to enrich the lives of everyone we come in to contact with… Help us continue with our endeavor by supporting our work or getting involved… 

Welcome

We are Tees Music Alliance a not-for-profit organisation operating for the benefit of musicians, their audiences, supporting industries and community groups.

Our primary focus is to play our part in building a thriving live music scene in Teesside - underpinned with a strong sense of social responsibility. We do this through our premises and activities - all of which are operated on a not-for-profit basis, with all income being re-cycled to provide other services and events.

We provide opportunities for volunteers to get involved with what we do and we welcome their contributions and enthusiasm.  

Our premises and activities include a Recording & Rehearsal facility Green Dragon Studios, two Live music venues The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room and a music festival Stockton Calling – a multi-venue spanning music spectacular that takes place in the heart of Stockton on Tees.

Artists looking to play at one of our venues or events should read this advice page before contacting us.

Latest News

  • A special one-off charity event in aid of Butterwick Hospice.

    Stu Blackburn, better known as the lead singer in The Purnells, is taking to the stage with nothing but his guitar and vocal chords. He is planning on doing 10 x 50-minute sets over 10 hours, each with a specific theme and there may also be a guest or two popping along.

    Free Entry all day, donations welcome. Licensed bar available from 1pm.  

  • Formed back in March 1986 as Middlesbrough Music Collective – then merging with sister organisation Stockton Music & Arts Collective (S.M.A.C) in 2006 to form Tees Music Alliance.

    TMA is charitable, not for profit social enterprise operating for the benefit of our community.

  • During Independent Venue Week we'd thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with some of the various folk that play a key role in the daily life of The Georgian Theatre.

    In the last of our series of interviews, sound engineer – John Lumsdon.

    What and when was your first experience of The Georgian Theatre?

    My first experience of The Georgian Theatre was a gig I engineered back in July/August 2010. It was the first Rock Garden reunion show I think and was an all day of punk bands.

  • During Independent Venue Week we'd thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with some of the various folk that play a key role in the daily life of The Georgian Theatre.

    For the next in our series of interviews, we sat down with the longest serving member of The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room venue staff, Sarah Martin.

    When did you first start working at The Georgian Theatre and Who headlined the first show??

    I started as a volunteer back in March 2008, which led to me working regularly at The Georgian from the beginning of 2009.

  • Set in the heart of Stockton-On-Tees, The Georgian Theatre is the oldest surviving Georgian theatre in the country.

    In 1766, The Georgian Theatre began its life as a touring house on the northern circuit of theatres. The theatre fell into disuse and disrepair at some time during the 19th century and became a sweet factory until the late 1950s. 

    After a period of decline that followed, the local council acquired the property in the 1960s before a refurbishment saw it re-opened as a community building in 1980. 

  • During Independent Venue Week we'd thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with some of the various folk that play a key role in the daily life of The Georgian Theatre.
     
    Next in our series of interviews, The Georgian Theatre and The Green Room venue manager and programmer - Chris Cobain.
     
    What and when as your first experience of The Georgian Theatre?
     

  • We sit down with former Simple Minds manager Bruce Findlay to get some of his thoughts ahead of tomorrow's FREE music industry event at The Georgian Theatre...

    What impact would you say independent (grass roots) venues have had on your career as an artists’ manager?

  • As many of you know this week is Independent Venue Week (25th Jan – 31st Jan), a week in which the nation celebrates Independent Venues, what we do and what we stand for.

    In order to celebrate the present, it's always good to look back at where you've come from. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a brief history of both our venues as well as our organisation, you can expect more regarding the latter two later in the week but for now, here's a brief history of The Green Room

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  • During Independent Venue Week we'd thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with some of the various folk that play a key role in the daily life of The Georgian Theatre.

    First up, the artist – Kingsley Chapman, from Kingsley Chapman and The Murder.

    What and when as your first experience of The Georgian Theatre? 

  • We're always listening to what our audiences have to say - please help us to make what we do even better by completing a short customer survey.

  • *** PRESS RELEASE ***

    Teesside music charity, Tees Music Alliance (TMA), could soon begin work on expanding and improving its venue, The Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees, as part of a major redevelopment being undertaken in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

TO KEEP OUR ACTIVITIES GOING ON A NOT-FOR-PROFIT BASIS, WE NEED YOUR HELP...

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER

Gain confidence, experience and meet some great people by volunteering with TMA.

Donate

DONATE

Help us continue to boost local artists and the community by donating to our cause. Make a donation here.

SPONSOR

SPONSOR

Be part of enriching the lives of thousands and team up with us as a sponsor of our events.

Record & Rehearse

Take your first steps in honing your craft at our fully equipped rehearsal spaces and recording studio at Green Dragon Studios. Prices are currently £7 per room, per hour - which includes vocal PA and 2 x microphones, and £3.50 during the day (up until 4pm).