Castle Theatre Programme 1911

April 20, 2018 no comments

While our collection contains a healthy amount of ephemera from the Globe and Forum theatres, it’s a little sparse where the Castle Theatre is concerned. The theatre was built on the site of the former Stockton Castle and stood until 1969, replaced by the Swallow Hotel. You can read more… Read Full Story

Shakespeare via Stockton

April 5, 2018 no comments

Last Saturday, having no doubt enjoyed one too many Easter eggs, some of you might have thought it a good time to settle down in front of the television for three hours of Elizabethan revenge tragedy.  BBC2 broadcast a live recording of the acclaimed Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, starring… Read Full Story

New A3 Scanner for Digital Heritage

March 23, 2018 no comments

We have a new addition to the Family History Suite. Thanks to the ongoing Globe restoration and heritage project we have a shiny new A3 scanner, ready to capture those oversize posters, flyers and programmes from years ago. We’ve given it a trial run on a programme that was kindly… Read Full Story

The Globe Theatre Archive

September 8, 2017 no comments

Thanks to the sterling efforts of our digital heritage volunteers the library’s collection of theatre programmes from The Globe are now available to view online! Our earliest programme dates from 1935 and the latest 1963. As a peek into a bygone era of entertainment there’s some fascinating stuff to see.… Read Full Story

Nice to see him

August 25, 2017 no comments

Like the rest of the nation we were saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Forsyth last week. No stranger to the North East, the consummate showman appeared at The Globe in 1960, and returned to the area for a longer stay at the Billingham Forum in 1978. The… Read Full Story