The front of Stockton Globe covered in protective hoarding, showing posters for the many artists to perform there. A sign underneath says "Bringing the stars back to Stockton"

"Thank you for the advice, guidance and very detailed Strategy. You’ve very much informed our thinking and pushed us to make decisions that are critical to the success of the scheme"

Louise McDonald – Strategic Economic Growth Officer, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Developing a fundraising strategy for the restoration of Stockton Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre in Stockton has hosted some of the biggest names in popular music. The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Status Quo and Buddy Holly have all performed on The Globe’s stage. The venue hosted its last performance in 1975 and, after a short stint as a bingo hall, the doors closed for the last time in 1997.

However, funding from HLF’s Heritage Enterprise programme mean plans are advancing to restore The Globe Theatre as a live music and comedy venue.

Apollo Fundraising were delighted to work with Stockton Council to help “bring the stars back to Stockton”. Our in-depth report advised on the fundraising opportunities for both the restoration work and the long-term interpretation activity. This included identifying the funding streams with the most potential, the steps, processes, skills and resources needed to maximise this potential, the possible risks and the role of the Globe Stockton Foundation in achieving this.



You can read more about The Globe Theatre restoration project here.