Theatre, Performance and Music Studios

Middlesbrough College has an on-site 156 seat commercial theatre with full sound and lighting capabilities plus many modern rehearsal rooms. For those thinking of entering the music industry, you’ll have access to three recording studios connected to five control rooms (two equipped for surround sound), the largest of which can hold an orchestra.

The studios are equipped with industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX systems (MacPro hosted) and Avid S6 and C|24 control surfaces offering 96 simultaneous audio tracks at 96 kHz and incredibly low monitoring latency of 0.7ms. Studios also offer Pro Tools HD, Apple Logic, Ableton Live Suite, MAX (including MAX For Live), Reason, an Audient iD14, Genelec and PMC monitoring as well as a Slate Raven MTi2. Microphones include offerings from Blue, SE Electronics, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, DPA, Oktava, Samson, Shure to name but a few!

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Whether it's the Christmas panto or class rehearsal, our performing arts and music students will regularly find themselves in our incredible commercial theatre and recording studios.

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Interested in hiring out our Hazel Pearson Theatre?


This will give access to the main auditorium with retractable tiered seating and an orchestra pit (the latter featuring removable seating with the option to be covered to extend the stage area).

Along with two galleries, the stage area is also wheelchair accessible and boasts full sound and lighting capabilities and the support of a theatre manager/staff with appropriate skills.

The rehearsal room, changing rooms and toilet facilities will also be provided to those hiring out the facility.

To find out more about hiring out our Hazel Pearson Theatre, please contact Claire Teesdale on cl.teesdale@mbro.ac.uk.

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