Driving Theory Test Centres in Middlesbrough

The Middlesbrough theory test centre is located pretty much smack bang in the centre of town—making it easily accessible to people from all over North Yorkshire and beyond. Join us as we delve into the nitty gritty details that will ensure you’re making an informed decision if you book your test at this centre. We cover pass rates, contact details, local amenities and more!


The Cooperative Buildings 251-255 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough North Yorkshire TS1 4AT

Phone Number

0333 2001122 Please note: no direct phone number is available for this theory test centre.


Arriving at Middlesbrough Theory Test Centre

By public transport

The Middlesbrough theory test centre is ideally located for anyone commuting by train or bus. In terms of the former, Middlesbrough railway station is a 16-minute walk away.

If you’re taking the bus instead, you’ll be pleased to learn that the theory test centre happens to be just a hop, skip and a jump (or 1-minute walk) from the The Swatters Carr bus stop.

For more detailed information on Middlesbrough’s transport links you can always consult the Middlesbrough Council website.

By car

Of course, if public transport is something you prefer to avoid, you could always try and catch a lift to the test centre by car. Whether you’re taking a taxi or you’ve found a friend or family member nice enough to be your chauffeur, get them to enter TS1 4AT into a sat nav and hit the road!


Unlike a majority of theory test centres, the Middlesbrough branch has some parking options right outside. There’s also a significant number of cheap parking options. The only issue those arriving by car may encounter is that spaces are somewhat limited.

The closest place to park is Wilton Street which is a 3-minute walk to the test centre. There are only 14 spaces available though, so it's likely the car park will be full. If that's the case, head to Amber Street car park which has 88 spaces available and is a 10-minute walk away.

Pass Rates by Year

Now, the pass rates for Middlesbrough theory test centre are where some people may start to get put off. As you can see, they’ve been in decline for the last 5 years. While this doesn’t look great on the surface, it’s actually not that big of a deal. Given that the theory test is the same all over the country, local pass rates don’t necessarily have any major implications for individual learners. Your performance is down to you, not the test centre.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
49.3% 47.9% 47.1% 46.2% 45.7% 52.3%  51.6% 

Guides and Tips

Preparing for the theory test involves quite a bit of studying (if you do it probably), so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to learn the format and material. If you need any extra help it’s definitely worth investing in some revision aids and guides. We’ve listed a few useful ones below.

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Nearby Theory Test Centres


Why add any more stress to your test day with the prospect of traffic jams and delayed trains? If you’re travelling to Middlesbrough from out-of-town, booking yourself into a local hotel the night before is a great way to be extra prepared! Check out some of your closest options:

Jurys Inn Middlesbrough★★★★☆

A mere 5 minutes drive from the test centre, you’ll find this particularly fancy branch of the Jurys Inn hotel chain. Each room is stylishly decorated and includes a flat-screen TV, complimentary toiletries and luxurious bedding. There’s also a delightful restaurant (The Endeavour) on site where you can sample some scrumptious European cuisine.

Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough★★★☆☆

If you’re someone who likes to be right in the centre of things, set up camp in this branch of the Holiday Inn, which is right in the middle of town. They provide a comfy bed, free internet access and complimentary breakfast—everything you need, really!

Travelodge Middlesbrough★★☆☆☆

Pinching the pennies? We understand! For a low key, affordable room for the night, head on over to the Travelodge on Newport Road. Despite the cheap price tag, this hotel doesn’t cut corners when it comes to perks. You can get a king size bed all to yourself (bliss) and the room even includes a desk area—great for squeezing in some last minute revision!

Places to Celebrate

Taken your theory test at the Middlesbrough centre and not quite ready to head on home? Then don’! In the surrounding area you’ll find lots of interesting places to grab a drink or graze on some yummy food. We’ve listed some of our favourites below.

The Dickens Inn

This place takes pride in being one of the most famous bars in Teesside. Haven’t heard of it? Here’s what you need to know: 4 venues in one, incredible beer garden, great party atmosphere. It may be located on a University campus, but it’s popular with students and locals alike—so pay it a visit!

La Pharmacie

Specialising in cocktails, steaks and great service, La Pharmacie ticks all the boxes required for a fun and relaxing evening. They also offer a bunch of food and drink deals, so you can grab a bargain as well as a drink!

The Nuthatch

If you feel like treating yourself to something a little fancy, take a sip of one of The Nuthatch’s signature cocktails. Expertly crafted and full of incredible flavours, the drinks here really are something special. Pop by at happy hour and leave any regrets at the door!

What Happens Next?

For those wanting to take their theory test in North Yorkshire, the Middlesbrough centre is definitely one to consider. Sure, the pass rates leave something to be desired, but you can’t beat its accessibility and parking options! There’s also plenty to see and do in the town, so you could make a day of it and see what Middlesbrough has to offer for yourself.

After the theory test comes the all-important practical driving test. It might be a bit nerve-wracking, but once you get it booked in and start building up your experience behind the wheel, it won’t seem like as much of a big deal. Get the momentum going by selecting a test appointment at your local centre—there’s actually one in Middlesbrough itself.

Still not passed the theory section? Don’t give up—book another test as soon as possible (leaving a gap of at least 3 working days) and keep on studying. The second time round is always easier because you know exactly what to expect!

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