What's on inDurham


Welcome to Durham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Durham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Durham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Durham

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Durham as a visitor or a resident.

Hotels in Durham

Book a hotel in Durham

Whether you're staying for the night or a few days, check out the choice of local hotels.

Restaurants in Durham

Restaurants in Durham

Tickle your taste buds with a range of cuisines - eat out at a restaurant in Durham.

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Forthcoming events in Durham

21
APR
Staindrop Car Boot Sale
North green

Staindrop carnival events are once again holding their very popular car boot salesheld on the Village greens Our first sale takes place on Saturday 21st Aprilsellers 8am buyers 9am £5.00 per VehicleRefreshments& toilets availableFree entry for the public come and…

Location: 16 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07789 236081
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26
APR
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms

Newcastle Speed DatingHow speed dating in Newcastle worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newcastle. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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26
APR
CLASSIC CLAPTON performed by After Midnight
Sage Gateshead

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Sage Gateshead in April.The band will be performing at Sage Gateshead Hall 2 on Thursday 26 April.Doors open…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01914 434661
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28
APR
Baby and Childrens Nearly New Sale
Longfield Academy Of Sport

This sale has sold out of stalls bringing lots of sellers together all under one roof selling 1000s of nearly new items ranging from baby to age 6.If you love bargains you will love our market you are able to…

Location: 15.5 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07986 706266
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06
MAY
The Beatles Tribute - Dinner And Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. Formed 20 years ago around 2 Liverpool brothers Hey Jude Duo perform a selection of all the great hits of the Beatles.Playing Live GuitarBass accompanied by great vocal harmonies Hey Jude aim to re‐create the sound and look in their very…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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20
MAY
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Customs House

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01914 541234
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02
JUN
Tina Turner Tribute - Dinner And Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. JANET JAYE started out as a soulful singer in her local church singing gospel music. Then going on to perform as a backing vocalist for Ruby Turner on The Motown Songbook Tour.Janet has marvelled audiences in BerlinSwitzerlandFranceSpain etc with her fabulous…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0192 603303
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03
JUN
Born To Win
The Customs House

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01914 541234
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10
JUN
Race for Life - Gateshead
Saltwell Park

Race for Life Gateshead is a 5k or just over 3 miles and is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and can choose to run jog or walk your way around the course.Those…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

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04
JUL
Little Women
Gala Theatre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters ‐ Jo Beth Meg and Amy ‐ tell the story of their life during the…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Wharton Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
JUL
Pretty Muddy - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events which includes Pretty Muddy raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.Race for Life Pretty Muddy is a brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A‐frame. Crawl…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Pretty Muddy KIDS - Newcastle
Town Moor

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is our brilliant brand new muddy obstacle course just for the little ones. They can take on the obstacles crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends all the while helping raise valuable funds…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

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15
JUL
Race for Life (5k) - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer5k or just over 3 miles is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

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15
JUL
Race for Life (10k) - Newcastle
Town Moor

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life is a series of women‐only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.10k is a great step up from our 5k events. If you have taken part in a 5k Race for Life…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

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17
JUL
An Evening with David Sedaris UK Tour 2018
Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Leading US Humorist Best selling author and Triple Grammy Award nominee David Sedaris is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his new book of essays Calypso.Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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21
JUL
Mixed Joinery Workshop
The Wood Pile

The mixed Joinery workshop is £90 per person for a 6 week workshop. Learn the use and maintenance of a range of common woodworking hand toolsdevelop confidence in planning and producing woodworking projectsgain motivation to increase woodworking skills.At the end of the…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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21
JUL
Rough Runner North East
Lambton Estate

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 00000 000000
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27
JUL
Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2018
Brancepeth Castle

Brancepeth Castle Summer Craft Fair 2018Brancepeth Castle Brancepeth Durham DH7 8DEFriday 27th July ‐Sunday 29th July 2018Over 75 separate stalls. A huge number of interesting different and high quality crafts will be displayed for sale in Brancepeth Castle from all over the…

Location: 3.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 789670
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08
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Wonder Women
The Sabai Pavilion

Uncork the champagne Dress to kill Party like theres no tomorrow Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years The Lady Boys of Bangkok Wonder Women Tour will take the UKs number one cabaret show to a new level. With some of your favourites from…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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09
SEP
Great North Run 2018 (Wait list only)
Start line

Join Action for M.E. for the Great North Run 2018 and help raise funds and awareness for a little understood life stealing Neurological condition affecting approximatly 250000 men women and children in the UK.Register now for our 2018 team and be first…

Location: 15.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01179 279551
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21
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Empire Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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24
SEP
Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over
The Sage Gateshead

Soul Pop Legend Dionne Warwick will be returning to the UK for her 2018 tour Dont Make Me OverFeaturing the classic hits;Walk On By Any One Who Had A Heart Do You Know The Way To San Jose…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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19
OCT
Phil Nichol - Your Wrong! Tour 2018
The Stand Comedy Club

The award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian comedian Phil Nichol has announced a UK Tour for 2018.Phil who is currently starring in the new West End musical Everybodys Talking About Jamie will be bringing his latest hour Your Wrong to…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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03
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
Newcastle City Hall

Queen Extravaganzadescribed by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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26
JAN
The North East Wedding Fair
Metro Radio Arena

The Ultimate day out for wedding inspiration. The North East Wedding Fair is back at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle from 26th27th January.The North East fair is ideally located for brides and grooms‐to‐be from Tyne & Wear Northumberland…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728300
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Tourist Attractions


Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Britain&8217;s Best Museum Period Living & Traditional Homes &8216;2005 Best of British Awards&8217;and &8216;Living Museum of the Year 2004&8217; Good Britain Guide, Beamish is one of the region&8217;s leading tourist attractions. It vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and early…

Croxdale Hall

The Salvin family home since 1402, Croxdale is now seen as an 18th Century re‐casing of an earlier Tudor building.Mid‐Georgian rooms with Rococo ceilings, private chapel and fine gardens.Open:House by Appointment OnlyTuesday and Wednesday from first Tuesday in may to second Wednesday in July,…

Durham Castle

Dating from 1072, one of England's largest surviving Norman castles and grandest Romanesque palaces.Seat of the Price Bishops until 1832 and now part of a World Heritage Site.Housing University College, Durham Universitys Foundation College, it is a conference, banqueting and holiday centre in vacations.Open:…

Topgun Paintball

We are the only UKPSF Accredited Paintball Venue in the North East near to Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, making us ideal for Newcastle Stag Parties and Hen activity days out.Our vast site is split into themed zones and is ideal for Corporate and Teambuilding events, where you can…

Sedgefield Pottery

Working pottery.Hand thrown and decorated stoneware and terracotta items for sale.Open:Monday‐ Saturday excluding Wednesday 9am ‐ 5.30pm, Wednesday 9am ‐ 12 noon.…

Killhope, North of England Lead Mining Museum

Winner of The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2003, Killhope explores the life of North Pennine lead mining families.Park Level Mine underground experience, Northern England's largest working water wheel and hands‐on activities.Visitor Centre with shop, cafe and World's largest Spar Box exhibition.Woodland…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Durham? See our list of attractions in Durham, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 18/04/2018 16:59:12