“We want The Link to become a creative community hub for the high street.”
Adjoining the newly renovated Stockton Globe theatre, The LINK celebrates the history and heritage of our famous neighbour while supporting a new generation of creatives. It’s a place to enjoy great food and drinks, relax with friends, and see some of the brightest emerging music and comedy talent from the North-East and further afield.
The 200-capacity venue has live entertainment at its heart with the exciting Live @ The LINK programme supporting local, home-grown talent and showcasing a variety of performers in an intimate setting. Partnering with other established grassroots venues in the area, our programme adds to the already vibrant live entertainment and arts scene in Teesside.
With a well-stocked bar, a range of tempting food options, and the best coffee in town, The LINK is the perfect pitstop at any time of the day. Whether it’s a get-together with friends, an informal business meeting, or just to sit, read and watch the world go by – everybody’s welcome!
The LINK is dedicated to becoming a hub for the local community, creating a flexible space where groups can meet, network and create in a relaxed environment in the centre of town. The venue is also available for events and private hire with various packages for your requirements.
Located on Stockton High Street, close to the A19 & A66, The LINK is easily accessible via car.
There are a number of public car parks located within a 10-minute walking distance of the venue including Wellington Square, Riverside, Castlegate and Bishop Street car parks.
If arriving by train, Stockton train station is 0.3 miles away and is walkable in 6 minutes. Thornaby train station is located 1.5 miles from the venue and is a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive.
The LINK is well-situated on the high street for easy access to local bus routes. Bus numbers 7, 7A, 15, 17A, 36, 37, 38, 52 and 58 arrive and depart from stops within a minute walk of The LINK along with other services for the wider Teesside area. The popular X10 bus also departs and arrives hourly from the high street with destinations including Newcastle, Gateshead and Peterlee.
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The LINK is accessible to all and has step free access to the front entrance and throughout the venue.
There is a unisex wheelchair accessible toilet to the rear of The LINK with additional accessible toilets located in the Globe.
Wellington Square car park is a 3-minute walk away and is a level route via Wellington Square. The nearest on street parking bays which can be used free of charge with a Blue Badge are located on Church Street.
Supporting families during their visit is also important to us. There are baby change facilities at the rear of The LINK and baby feed facilities available upon request. Breastfeeding mothers are very welcome – please ask if there is something you need to make your visit even more comfortable. We are proud to be accredited as a Breastfeeding Welcome Venue.
You can view the Venue Access Guide and Visual Story to the Globe which includes access information relevant to visitors to The Link: Venue Access Guide & Visual Story
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The LINK is part of the Stockton Globe theatre, providing a platform for emerging artists who are just starting their journey and one day might progress to play on the iconic Globe stage.
The Stockton Globe originally opened its doors in 1935. The theatre operated as a live entertainment venue for many years, playing host to some of the world’s most famous acts including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Tina Turner and Buddy Holly. Status Quo were the last band to play in 1974, closely followed with the last show by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in February 1975.
The adjoining building at 153 High Street has taken on many forms over the years including a dentist, a chocolate shop, a jewelers, a bakers, and most recently a bridal shop. Just like its famous art deco neighbor, the building is Grade II listed and the Georgian façade remains in place.
The restoration of the Globe and The LINK venue was funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and a £4.5million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme, as well as a £774,000 grant from the Capital Kickstart Fund, part of the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund.
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