• 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.

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Latest News

  • Tees Music Alliance has been awarded ‘bronze status’ for its commitment to deaf and disabled music fans, following recognition by Attitude is Everything – the charity that improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences artists and the music industry and operates a nationwide Charter of Best Practice.

    TMA achieved its award for the facilities and services on offer at The Georgian Theatre, which recently closed for a £1.4M refurbishment, taking place over the winter months.

  • The first headline band has been announced for next year’s Stockton Calling as Liverpool Britpop legends Cast who will headline ARC’s stage as part of Stockton’s annual one day music festival.

    With three top ten albums and ten top twenty hits under their belts - including, Fine Time, Alright and the now legendary Walk Away – the band continue to work hard and have recently recorded their sixth studio album, Kicking Up The Dust.

  • Ahead of his visit to Teesside, later this month, we sat down with Jim Bob, musician and author, best known as the singer of indie punk band Carter USM.

    We discussed everything from influences, anniversary shows to America’s impending decision to elect either Trump or Clinton.

    Q1) I know you said that was that and never again but isn’t there a temptation to do just one more USM gig with it being the bands 30th anniversary next year? And what was behind the decision of getting back on the road?

  • Work to increase the size of a much-loved live music venue in Stockton Town Centre will begin next week.

    The Georgian Theatre in Green Dragon Yard is being expanded into the Council owned building next door which was formerly the Courtyard Hotel.

    Music charity, Tees Music Alliance (TMA) in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, are carrying out the exciting redevelopment which will see the capacity of the premises increase from 200 to 300 and much needed bar and toilet space created.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

    The independent music promoters, celebrating 30 years of making music in 2016, have planned an exciting programme of works which would see the venue increase its audience capacity and opening hours – creating a fantastic new facility for live music lovers.




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Mill Lane Artist Management Presents
Sat, 28/01/2017 - 20:00
The Green Room
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Fri, 24/03/2017 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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The Urban Voodoo Machine at The Georgian Theatre
Fri, 31/03/2017 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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Scott Matthews at The Georgian Theatre
Fri, 07/04/2017 - 20:00
Georgian Theatre
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Stockton Calling 2017
Sat, 15/04/2017 - 13:30
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).