Useful Info About The Empire

Blueline cabs Tel: 01642 224466

Middlesbrough Station (08457 48 49 50) or visit


To purchase tickets in person, the Middlesbrough Empire Box Office is open for ticket sales 10.30am till 5pm Mon to Sat inclusive. Public holidays may vary.

Door sales on the night of a show are CASH ONLY.

Other official outlets:

SEE tickets

Ticketmaster 0844 847 1697 or


Jurys Inn Tel: 0161 774 2987

A minute walk from The Empire, this modern hotel is also 1.1 km from Riverside Stadium sports venue.

The relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add contemporary decor and air-conditioning; some have sitting areas.

There's a stylish bistro and a casual bar. Additional amenities include a fitness centre, a spa, an indoor pool and a whirlpool tub. Meeting rooms are also available, as is parking for a fee.

There is a Free (after 5pm) Car park to the rear of the Empire with spaces for 60 cars.

Zetland Multi-Storey: Free for two hours, £1.50 all day, £30 monthly permit, £300 annual permit

Station Street: Free for two hours, £1.50 all day, £30 monthly permit, £300 annual permit

Gurney Street: £1 for two hours, £3 for 4 hours, £4 for over 4 hours, all day, 1 month long stay - £45

Cannon Park Lorry/Coach Park: 5p0 for 2 hours, £1 for 4 hours, £2 all day.

Captain Cook Square Long Stay: (levels 4, 4a, & 5) (level 6 is available on Saturdays & Sundays only). Free for 2 hours, £2.00 for up to 4 hours, £3 all day

Denmark Street: 
£1 for 2 hours, £2 for 4 hours, £3 all day

Jedburgh Street: 50p for 2 hours, £1 for 4 hours, £2 all day

Wood Street: 50p for 2 hours, £1 for 4 hours, £2 all day

Cannon Park Way Car Park: 50p for 2 hours, £1 for 4 hours, £2 all day

Transporter Bridge Car Park Free for 2 hours, £1.60 for over 2 hours, £2.20 all day.

Middlehaven: There is a suspension of on street car parking charges in northern Middlehaven around Middlesbrough College (Vulcan Street, Commercial Street, Lower East Street and Lower Feversham Street). Take care as there are private car parks in operation in the area.

Please note: Captain Cook Square and Zetland Multi-Storey Car Parks are closed at night. Their standard opening times are Monday-Saturday 7am-7.30pm and Sunday 8am-6pm. All on street pay & display parking is free to use after 6pm Monday to Saturday and all day on Sundays. Other than Captain Cook Square and Zetland other Middlesbrough Council managed street-level/surface car parks are also free to use after 6pm


The Middlesbrough Empire and Radic 8 team up to eradicate viruses.

The Middlesbrough Empire are proud to once again be able to welcome the good people of Teesside and beyond through their doors following 18 months of closure in the interest of public safety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A year and a half on from closing and safety is still very much of the utmost importance to us here at Middlesbrough’s oldest entertainment venue which is why we have installed 4 VK102 Virus Killers. These machines, made by Radic 8, are designed to eliminate 98.9% of airborne viruses, bacteria and influenza and each unit is capable of filtering an area of 165sqm. The Empire has installed these units across their main auditorium and 1st floor rooms as we strive to make the venue safer and cleaner for returning customers.

As one of a multitude of venues across the country that reopened this summer, The Empire wants to ensure that clubbers and gig goers can enjoy a return to late night revelry in the safest manner possible. Our venue owner and manager, Ashley Wem, has said that “our aim is to make our customers to feel at ease when they return so that they can concentrate on the important thing, which is enjoying themselves inside this wonderful venue”.

This additional precaution has been taken to ensure that you, our valued customers, will be as safe from airborne viruses as possible whilst inside the venue, not just in the immediate future but for months and years to come.

Virus Killer

A VK102 Virus Killer


Opened in 1897 The Middlesbrough Empire is one of only 3 surviving theatres designed by Edward Runtz and is one of the oldest entertainment venues in the North East of England. Following constant substantial restoration, it is working successfully as a live music and performance venue with its much-loved proscenium arch stage and iconic original features remaining the focal point over 100 years after their installation. The Empire has played hosts to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, Harry Houdini, Roger Sanchez, The Arctic Monkeys and James Arthur, has supported fresh up and coming talent through BBC Introducing and NME new music tours, is an active member of the Music Venue Trust and is an official grass roots music venue, supporting and championing local talent. The Empire is also the official venue of Teesside University.

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