By One Giant Leap
Tuesday 08 Jan 2019 16:09:00
Browse all Music articles

He was one of history’s great explorers – but could Captain Cook navigate a dance floor?

Find out for yourself when the man himself trips the light fantastic with the return of an old favourite.

The newly refurbished Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall will host a fund-raising Strictly Tea Dance in aid of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust on Saturday, January 12.

The commemoration of Marton and Middlesbrough's most famous son will feature live music by the Silverwood Band and performances from The Great Ayton Tea Dancers.

Light refreshments and a bottle raffle will further help to keep those new year blues at bay – and tickets are on sale now at just £4.50.

Middlesbrough Town Hall re-opened in 2018 following a 21-month and £7.7m refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Middlesbrough Council.

The building plays host to a range of entertainment including comedians, stars of rock and pop, classical music and more.

Cook embarked on his first great voyage of exploration 250 years ago - an epic journey that would link a small village in old Cleveland to lands and continents on the other side of the world.

The Captain Cook Birthplace Trust was established 40 years ago to help develop a wider knowledge and appreciation of the work of Middlesbrough’s most famous son.

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park offers an inspiring experience to the public, with more than 7,000 people visiting in 2018, of whom one third were young people of school age. 

Strictly Tea Dance

Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Saturday, January 12, 1.30pm – 5pm (doors 1pm)

£4.50 (includes booking fee)

Tickets available from the Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or visit

Cook Tea Dance

To rate this article select the number of stars you think perfectly rates this article.
Current overall rating after 0 votes: 0.00
Are You A Potential FansOnline Site Manager?
If you would like to run a site for a team not already featured on FansOnline, please get in touch and we will be happy to create the site for you.

Click here to contact us if you have what it takes to become a fansonline site manager

Advertise On
Showcase your products and services to our members at some of the best rates in the industry.

With various advertising opportunities and placements why not get in touch to discuss your requirements today?

Click here to contact us to discuss your advertising needs.

Fansonline Home | About Fansonline | Contact Fansonline | Privacy Policy | TOS

Copyright © 2008 to 2020 Ltd Ltd
Brentnall Center
Gilkes Street