Middlesbrough Mela returns for 2021 with a twist, presenting a series of micro Melas for you to enjoy with all the family.

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, the Mela will look a bit different this year*. We’re holding a series of micro Melas for you to enjoy which includes loads of fun activities in Middlesbrough’s parks and museums throughout the summer months.

Curry on Comedy
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Sunday 22nd August
Presented by Kash Patel Productions in association with Middlesbrough Mela, Curry on Comedy is the only comedy night you can bring your Naan to… A one-off night featuring Shazia Mirza, Tommy Sandhu, Kane Brown and Tez Ilyas, tickets are £15 and available from Middlesbrough Town Hall box office: 01642 729 729.

Find out more about Curry on Comedy.

Sports in the Park
Albert Park
Monday to Friday from 26th July to 27th August

Summer fun with a sporty twist!

Join in with six supervised activities each day in Albert Park at the Sports in the Park. All activities will be FREE to access and there’s a wide range to choose from including favourites such as tennis, football and cricket. Or try out Mela yoga and put your skates on and head to the rink.

Anyone can take part at any time. No special equipment or clothing is needed – just heaps of enthusiasm and a willingness to give things a try. Bring your friends and family and enjoy all the fun in the sun this summer.

Children Story Book Launch
Dorman Museum
Postponed – New dates and time to be confirmed soon

Don’t miss this weekend where we have FREE activities for children at Dorman Museum in celebration of our new children’s book, Henna.

Come down and hear the story being told by the author, Umar Butt, and take a free copy home.
We also have dance sessions and arts and crafts activities all based on the story and on Sunday we have a BSL interpreted storytelling of Henna.

All activities are FREE!

Past activity

Yoga and storytelling
Stewart Park
Saturday 7 August
11am – 2.30pm
Perfect for mini yogis, join Middlesbrough Mela’s favourite storyteller, Umar Butt, as he takes us on the enchanted journey of Sara, complete with simple yoga poses inspired by the story.

Family Day, Albert Park
Sunday 8 August
11am to 6pm.
Head over to Albert Park for a fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy. We have something for everyone, including street food, capoeira, dance workshops, lots of lovely immersive experiences for little ones and of course, a funfair featuring family favourites like the teacups, the mini train and inflatables!

Find out more about the Family Day and view the full programme of activities.

The Two Fridas
Albert Park
Saturday 7 August
A fantastic show by Balbir Singh Dance Company, celebrating the lives and art of two iconic women – Frida Kahlo and Amrita Sher-Gil. Bring your own chair and blanket and get ready for a magical evening. 

Make sure you’re following Middlesbrough Mela on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates.

*Please note that in line with the latest government guidance, the capacity at each Middlesbrough Mela presents event will be limited. Social distancing will be followed and face coverings may be required.