January 2016

A Brief History of Tees Music Alliance

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.

A Brief History of The Georgian Theatre

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.