Stockton’s Globe Theatre is to receive a grant of nearly £4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help re-open the venue. The grade-II listed art deco theatre in Stockton-on-Tees will be redeveloped using £3,992,000 to create a 2,500-capacity live music and comedy venue.
It opened in 1935 and played host to bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly from the 1950s to 1970s before closing in 1997. The Globe Stockton Foundation will oversee the restoration project, working in partnership with Stockton Council and the building’s owner, developer Jomast Leisure and Property. It is estimated that the works will cost around £8 million in total. Jomast has agreed to pay £2 million and Stockton Council will provide £1.15 million.
Source: The Stage.co.uk