The first major step in the multi million pound restoration of the Globe Theatre in Stockton has been completed.
The roof is now watertight, all asbestos has been removed and many salvageable pieces from the art deco building have been restored.
It means the major refurbishment of the building can now actually begin.
£15m is going to be spent on turning it into a major music venue for the north that will hopefully attract a lot of big names, and investment, to Stockton.
The Beatles, Sir Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and Tom Jones have all graced the stage at the Globe.
That might have been a long time ago but this restoration project hopes to return the theatre to its former glory.
While they've been stripping back to the basics, workers have found a lot of hidden clues to the building's heritage.
In clearing out the building, long forgotten gems such as tickets from famous concerts were discovered.
Treasures which will go on display when the theatre reopens.
Young people who come can look and see what their fathers and their grandfathers and grandmothers did in years gone by so it's all part of the history of the globe and the history of Stockton.
Even the windows have been taken out and will be turned into art, a chance to remind people of Teesside's musical past.
But the focus now is on the future.
It's £15m and a few years off yet, but this theatre will be one of the biggest music venues in the North, able to hold up to 3,000 people.
Hopefully it will once again be a drawcard for the big name acts.