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MAW ESSENTIALS

WHAT IS THE MIDDLESBROUGH ART WEEKENDER?

MAW21 reimagines Middlesbrough’s industrial past through a town takeover. We invite you to come and experience exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks and much more over four days of exciting and immersive experiences. From 30 September – 3 October, Middlesbrough becomes a creative hub, with a full programme of local, regional and international artists.

HOW DO I GET THERE?
MIDDLESBROUGH is perfectly positioned between the North Yorkshire Moors and County Durham. The city at the heart of the Tees Valley, it boasts great transportation links to the rest of the UK.

ROAD – A19 and A66 are the major road routes into the town North and South from the A1 (M).

COACH – Middlesbrough bus station in the centre of town has well-connected coach routes which connect to all corners of the UK.

RAIL – Middlesbrough railway station is located in Middlesbrough’s historic quarter, and connects to the whole of the UK. Trains run direct to Manchester, and every part of the Tees Valley is easily accessible by train. Edinburgh and London can be reached by connecting trains at Darlington. Plans for a third platform are underway, which will connect directly to London and other major cities. You can reach Middlesbrough by rail from towns and cities across the north east and the Tees Valley. To plan a journey by rail, visit Connect Tees Valley.

BUS – You can reach Middlesbrough by bus from towns and cities across the Tees Valley and the north east. To plan a journey by bus, visit Connect Tees Valley. The bus station is based at the heart of the town is also served by a taxi rank directly outside via the entrance/exit onto Newport Road.

Most MAW venues are less than a ten-minute walk from the rail station, and the rail station is also served by a taxi rank directly outside via the accessible entrance/exit onto Bridge Street West.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT’S ON?

We have a printed programme available across the town centre and at our venues. Visit the programme section of this website for more information.

ARE THE EVENTS FREE? ARE THEY GOOD FOR KIDS?

All of the events available at the weekender are free and are perfect for families. Our events range from child-friendly workshops to family entertainment performances, even spanning into adult-only events through the night! 

WHAT IS OUR COVID POLICY?

All of our events will be Covid monitored – with masks and social distancing being advised.

Sanitisers and masks will be available at all venues for use and all events will be regularly cleaned for everyone’s safety. 

 Venue check-in will be available for use as well so that everyone is kept safe. 

CAN I STAY OVERNIGHT?

We have teamed up with the folk at Holiday Inn Express Centre Square Middlesbrough to offer visitors to #MAW a special overnight rate. This special offer will mean you can stay right in the very heart of Middlesbrough and minutes away from all the weekender activity. Please see the link below which will offer you a 15% discount for any room: Holiday Inn.