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Stockton on Tees Open Mics – The Top 10 Best Nights Near Me

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Stockton on Tees has a tight-knit musical community, with a variety of music styles that feature at the open mic nights that you’ll find here. If you’re looking to fill the stage yourself, Stockton on Tees’ open mic nights will provide one of the best playing experiences for any musician in the North.

The Best Open Mic Nights in Stockton on Tees

Looking for an open mic night in Stockton on Tees? In no particular order, these venues attract the best of the town’s breakthrough musical talent. 

#1 Apollo Creative Studios: Young Person’s Open Mic Night

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Aged 10-16? Play an instrument? Looking for some live performance experience?

The first open mic night on our list is the Apollo Arts’ ‘Young Person’s Open Mic Night.’ It’s an opportunity for young people to share an exam piece, a pop song or even an original piece of music in front of a live audience.

The nights here are usually busy, they have regular crowds that come to perform as well as new faces starting to appear.

Apollo offers a great room to perform, in that it’s family-friendly and caters well to a young audience. There is a stage that the young people perform on and have great stage lights that help give an atmosphere for the performance.

Experience it at Apollo Creative Studios, on Brunswick Street. A full p.a is provided. If you’d like to watch it, it’s only £2 per adult (under 16s are free).

Venue location:  Apollo Creative Studios – 64 Brunswick Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1DR
Phone number:  01642 742120
Open Mic Night:  Tuesdays monthly from 6pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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#2 Hyde’s Bar: Open Nic Night

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Hyde’s Bar has great character, and it’s a great location to host one of Stockton-on-Tees’ best open mic nights.

You can always expect a receptive crowd here and a lively atmosphere to support you in your performance. Whether you’re a solo singer or you play an instrument too, you’re more than welcome here.

A p.a system is available at Hyde’s Bar, so make sure to bring your instrument and play a set of your best tunes.

Venue location:  Hyde’s Bar – Rowan Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 2RZ
Phone number:  01642 550662
Open Mic Night:  Wednesdays from 7:30pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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#3 Alitheo’s: Open Mic 

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This friendly and welcoming pub is a worthy mention to any music enthusiast in the Stockton on Tees area. It frequently plays host to a variety of events including the open mic night every Thursday night.

Presented by Kimberley Heron, the open mic at Alitheo’s encourages audience interaction. It creates a lively and exciting vibe for everyone involved.

Every performer gets a free pint, and there’s a 10% student discount at the bar. Slots for the open mic are available or the night; just bring your instrument and plug in.

Venue location:  Alitheo’s – 391 Norton Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 2QQ
Phone number:  01642 956357
Open Mic Night:  Thursdays from 8pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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Thinking of attending your first open mic night? Here’s what to expect:

#4 The Storytellers: Open Mic Thursdays

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The next night on our list for Stockton is “Open Mic Thursdays” – one of, if not the longest-running and established open mics in Teesside.

It’s free entry for everyone and starts around 8:30pm. Performers get themselves a free pint for playing – ask at the bar for details.

The evenings are thoroughly inclusive: ‘we’ve got room on stage for everyone’– simply email ahead to pre-book a slot for the evening.

Venue location:  The Storytellers – 64 Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
Phone number:  01642 671663
Open Mic Night:  Thursdays from 8:30pm
Want to perform?  Email ahead to book a slot

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#5 The George and Dragon: Folk Music Night

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If you’re into folk music, this next night should be on your bucket list.

Every Monday, Stockton folk club organise a night of live music for the locals featuring the best of Stockton’s folk music scene at The George and Dragon.

People of all ages are welcome here, the tight-knit community is extremely welcome to everyone and anyone who wants to join in for a jam.

Whether you sing, play an acoustic instrument, or both, you’ll have a great time down at the George and Dragon next Monday.

Venue location:  The George and Dragon – 109 High St, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1AA
Phone number:  01642 554150
Open Mic Night:  Monday from 7:45pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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What should performers expect from a jam night?

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#6 Ta Moko: Open Mic Night

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Every Wednesday Ta Moko opens its doors to bring you back the beloved open mic night, hosted by some of Teesside’s biggest talents Finn Forster and Laura Kelbrick.

This open mic night gives up-and-comers the chance to show off their skills to the rest of the musical community and get some free drinks along the way.

Happening every Wednesday from 7pm till late, come along and be part of Teesside’s biggest talent showing open mic. Most importantly – get yourself noticed.

Venue location:  Ta Moko – 176 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3RB
Phone number:  01642 913632
Open Mic Night:  Wednesdays from 7pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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#7 The Hambletonian: Open Mic Night

The Hambletonian Open Mic Night

The Hambletonian is a pub with great character, and it’s a great place to host one of Stockton-on-Tees’ best open mic nights.

You can always expect a receptive crowd here and a lively atmosphere to support you in your performance. Whether you’re a solo singer or you play an instrument too, you’re more than welcome here.

A full p.a system with mics is available at The Hambletonian, so make sure to bring your instrument and play a set of your best tunes.

Venue location:  The Hambletonian – 70 The Green, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1DT
Phone number:  01642 363861
Open Mic Night:  First and third Sundays of the month from 7:15pm
Want to perform?  Turn up and play

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#8 The Slater’s Pick: Open Mic Night

The Slater’s Pick Open Mic Night

Just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Stockton on Tees, the open mic night at The Slater’s Pick is one of the most popular evenings of live music in Teesside.

One of the longest-running open mic nights in the borough too, this one is hosted by professional musician Dan Walker every Wednesday.

Full p.a is provided here. Known for its live events throughout the week, this open mic night is not one to miss!

Venue location:  The Slater’s Pick – 10 Baker St, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LH
Phone number:  Contact them through their Facebook page
Open Mic Night:  Wednesdays from 8pm
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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#9 Billingham Catholic Club: The Vatican Open Mic Night

Billingham Catholic Club: The Vatican Open Mic Night

One of the most inclusive open mic nights in all of Billingham, The Vatican Open Mic Night happens every Thursday night at the Billingham Catholic Club.

A night welcoming all music genres, you’ll find musicians from all backgrounds here sharing music and being a great audience to each other.

If you’re free next Thursday make sure to come down to one of the best open mic nights in Teesside.

Venue location: Billingham Catholic Club – 37 Wolviston Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham, TS23 2RU
Phone number: 01642 901143
Open Mic Night: Wednesdays from 8:30pm
Want to perform? Just turn up and play

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#10 The Pot and Glass: Open Mic Night

The Pot and Glass Open Mic Night

Happening on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, this open mic night is another one that’s great for all of you budding musicians out there.

This great night of live music is packed with energy and a raffle too. Entry is free; the evenings normally begin with a featured singer that plays for 20-25 minutes (usually an acoustic set), then anyone is welcome to sign up and perform.

This night is entirely acoustic, so make sure to be ready to project!

Venue location:  The Pot and Glass – 6 Church Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 9DQ
Phone number:  01642 651009
Open Mic Night:  Third Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm
Want to perform?  Sign up on the night and perform

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Bonus open mic nights in Stockton on Tees

Crafty Cock Bar and Kitchen

Crafty Cock Bar and Kitchen

Join the community at the Craft Cocky for their open mic night this month. They love to welcome new and regular players so pop along and enjoy the music.

Everyone is welcome. Make sure to save the date for the next regular open mic night (or young person’s open mic) evening. Each open mic night is a great opportunity for people to perform in a gig environment without any pressure. There’s always lots of encouragement and support from the audience.

If you know someone who should perform, bring them along or, play a set yourself. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue location:  Crafty Cock Bar and Kitchen – 113 Station Road, Billingham-On-Tees, Stockton-On-Tees, TS23 2RL
Phone number:  01642 881478
Open Mic Night:  Happens once per month on a Saturday or Sunday
Want to perform?  Just turn up and play

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Ever considered hosting your own open mic night?

The Georgian Theatre

The George and Dragon Folk Music Night

Stockton-on-Tees’ longest-running music venue plays host to touring bands as well as continuing to nurture the abundance of local talent in Teesside.

The Georgian Theatre welcomes a variety of musicians at their monthly open mic night, both local and from out of town. They always have something for the audience to enjoy every month.

A p.a is provided here, just make sure to bring along your instrument if you want to plug in and play, or feel free to play a set acapella. Don’t forget to pick up your free drink afterwards.

Venue location:  The Georgian Theatre – Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AT
Phone number:  01642 606525
Open Mic Night:  Second Thursday of the month from 8pm
Want to perform?  Turn up and play

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So now you know where to perform in Stockton on Tees there are no excuses for not getting out there and get performing!

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