Spanning the Globe

A major live arts venue, that in its heyday hosted The Beatles, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones and Cilla Black, was restored to its art deco glory with the help of Crittall windows.

The Globe, Stockton, is the biggest live entertainment venue between Leeds and Newcastle and will re-open shortly with a capacity of 1,650 people seated or up to 3,000 standing.

The theatre has been closed for the past 45 years. A major refurbishment and restoration programme was led in recent times by Stockton-on-Tees Council, supported by grant aid from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The grade two listed building dates from 1935 and was designed by architect Percy L Browne. Crittall windows were installed originally, which were replicated in the restoration by Corporate W20 profiles finished in Turkish Blue.

Crittall also supplied its Cold Formed Doors for the three entrance doors and an additional power assisted door for disabled access.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of main contractor Willmott Dixon, said: “It has been fantastic working on the restoration of the Globe Theatre, breathing new life into a really iconic building for the community. We look forward to seeing it become a cultural hub once again for future generations to enjoy.”

The theatre will play a central role of the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s ambition for the sub-region to be named City of Culture 2025.