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Join us for a unique immersive experience based on the story of Frankenstein. 

Rediscover this iconic novel through the voices of Mary Shelley's haunting characters as you journey through the library's hidden corners. With a soundscape created by award winning musician, Taz Modi, venture from room to room and from memory to memory following the ghost of Victor Frankenstein to the dramatic climax of the tale. 

Please note this production includes a large amount of walking up and down stairs. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs.

Age Restrictions: Suitable for age 12 and over

Tickets £8 (plus booking fee) and available from Middlesbrough Town Hall or call the box office: 01642 729729

Central Library

The Central Public Library was officially opened in 1912 by Alderman Amos Hinton. Built on two plots of land, one donated by Sir Hugh Bell, the other by Alderman Amos Hinton, the foundation stone was laid in 1910 and the building, sometimes known as the Carnegie Library, was officially opened on May 8, 1912. Featuring a classical design selected from 203 submissions, its architects were Messrs. S. B. Russell and T. E. Cooper, of Gray's Inn Square, London.

In its original form, it provided a lending library where boys' and girls' sections were separated by a screen, a ladies' reading room, a central news room with a separate entrance in Grange Road, and on the first floor were the law and patent and reference libraries. This was Middlesbrough's first purpose-built premises to house its public library.

Further contact information

Lending Library: 01642 729002; lending_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Reference Library: 01642 729001; reference_library@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Opening times

Monday 9.30am-7pm
Tuesday 9.30am-7pm
Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
Thursday 9.30am-7pm
Friday 9.30am-5pm
Saturday 9.30am-5pm
Sunday Closed