• 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

    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…

    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… 


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

  • June sees the return of ‘The Yards of Ale’ festival to the heart of Stockton’s Green Dragon Quarter as three of Stockton’s most loved pubs and venues are joining forces again to celebrate all things beer, food and this time FOOTBALL!!

  • Tees Music Alliance is delighted to annouce a project for 2016 / 17 which will help us to develop our audience; in addition to celebrating a triple milestone of events - TMA's 30th anniversary, The Georgian Theatre hitting the ripe old age of 250 years - and a wonderful £1.4 million upgrade to the theatre.

    Our Arts Council England supported audience development pilot - Reaching Out - will focus on two initial areas over the next 12 months - engaging with more people with a disability and engaging with more young people.  

  • On Bank Holiday, Saturday May 28th, English-Irish singer, songwriter and rapping sensation Maverick Sabre heads to Stockton-On-Tees, as he brings the ‘Unplugged Tour’ to The Georgian Theatre.

  • Teesside music charity, Tees Music Alliance (TMA), has announced support from an internationally acclaimed artist in the lead up to a major refurbishment of their venue, The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees.

    Paul Smith of iconic north east band, Maximo Park, pledged his support as Honorary Patron following a visit to TMA’s Georgian Theatre back in August – as plans to upgrade the 18th Century venue were approved at the end of February.


    THE redevelopment of a popular music venue in Stockton Town Centre has moved a step closer. Exciting plans to expand the Georgian Theatre in Green Dragon Yard have received a boost as the adjoining building, which will form a key part of its expansion, has secured funding.

  • Located within Green Dragon Studios, Stockton-On-Tees, The Green Room is a unique 60 capacity “micro-venue”. 

    Opened in March 2012 The Green Room was created to provide, national, regional and local artists with an intimate performance space. 

    Notable artists to have played The Green Room include, Bob Log III, Marika Hackman, Luke Sital-Singh, The Family Rain, Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra as well as local artists By Toutatis, Kingsley Chapman  & The Murder and The Broken Broadcast.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.




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



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The Wonder Stuff at The Georgian Theatre
Fri, 27/05/2016 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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Maverick Sabre at The Georgian Theatre
Sat, 28/05/2016 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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Bob Log at The Georgian Theatre
Sun, 29/05/2016 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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Moon Duo at The Georgian Theatre
Wed, 08/06/2016 - 19:30
Georgian Theatre
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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).