Amplify Events

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Amplify for ages 12-18

Tuesdays, 6pm – 7.30pm, 12th December 2023, 6th February & 19th March 2024, Middlesbrough Town Hall

For young people aged 12 to 18, Amplify offers a free performance opportunity in a welcoming and supportive space.

Playing in front of an audience can be intimidating. Amplify is for you if you’re a young musician looking to try something out on a smaller scale and develop your confidence in a more laid-back setting.

We encourage young individuals to play for their family, friends, and fellow young musicians. You will also get the opportunity to watch bands and soloists from the Bandjam group based at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

All genres of music are welcome; your performance doesn’t have to be a completed song and could be music you’ve been working on recently and would like others to hear.

Our MC will be present to offer their knowledge of the music industry and manage the performers during the event.

How to join as a performer

Please fill in this sign up form and we’ll be in touch to confirm your performance slot.

Parents and guardians will need to complete forms on behalf of under 18s.

You are required to bring your own instruments and cables for the performance. We will provide an electronic drum kit, keyboard, PA, mics and other equipment.

How to watch the event

You don’t need to book a seat to watch the show. For further venue details, please visit the Town Hall website.

The event will be supervised by staff.

Related events

Young Producers

Are you aged between 15-21? Interested in developing skills in the music and events industry? You might be interested in becoming one of our Young Producers.

Past events

Launch event

In March 2022, we held an Amplify launch event for young people and adults aged 14-25.

We welcomed live performances from special guest musicians Shakk and Joe Ramsey, an artist Q&A, an open mic stage, and discussed music whilst enjoying some pizza and drinks.

Town Hall Takeover

In October 2022, our Young Producers organised a special music festival for young people at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Hosted by Middlesbrough Council and Musinc, the event included a stage for young solo artists, bands and DJs, as well as food, a chill out zone and information stalls.

Musical Inclusion Manager Rebecca Johnson said: “It [was] an event created by young people, for young people, and a real celebration of the amazing talent we have here in Middlesbrough.”

Get in touch

Would you like to find out more, have a suggestion for an event, or perform in future open mic slots? Just email us on

We are able to provide some subsidies for transport and access to our events – please contact us to discuss your needs.

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5 days ago

💥 Last chance to join! Young Producers is a free opportunity for 15-21s who would like to develop skills and experience in the music and events sector! 🎤🎶Tuesdays during term time (until 19th March 2024), 7pm-8.15pm, Middlesbrough Town Hall.JOIN HERE 👇 weekly as a group to programme a live event with guidance from industry professionals such as event organisers, marketers, and technicians.You'll gain skills in:🔹 Event planning🔹 Marketing🔹 Budget management🔹 Artist managementEmail for more info.Image: The band Undivine Telephone Line performing at Town Hall Takeover organised by Young Producers.Youth Music Arts Council England #youngproducers #middlesbrough #boro #Teesside #teesvalley #events #musicindustry #musicsector #arts ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Well done to our Bandjam and Performing Arts groups who performed wonderfully at Sunday's Christmas Lights Switch On event in #middlesbrough! 🎸🎅Here's a bit of #bandjam's cover of Creep by Radiohead.#Teesside #teesvalley We are Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Town Hall ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

We had a fantastic Careers Panel today with local secondary schools! 👏Thank you to the panellists Claire Dupree Jeans, Jen Dixon and Jamie Donnelly, who shared their experiences in education, careers and the local music industry and responded to students’ questions (including a George Harrison vs John Lennon one!)Special thanks to Shakk for hosting the event and all the college reps who joined us.For more events, see our schools programme at #teesvalley #teesside Up The Mix - Jamie Donnelly ... See MoreSee Less
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