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

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Restaurants in Durham

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Forthcoming events in Durham

22
AUG
The Chinese State Circus - Dynasty
Town Moor

The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Town Moor Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne from Tuesday 22nd to Wednesday 30th August in its fully heated big top venue.Breathtaking in its simplicity DYNASTY projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences…

Location: 14.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 155228
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23
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Gibside

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
AUG
Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Conor McGregor V Floyd MayweatherThe one weve all been waiting forSaturday 26th August 2017FIGHT NIGHT LIVE£35ppReserved seat & table for the eveningValet servicePrivate bar Burger & chips2 x Drink vouchers£5 Gaming or £5 Slots voucherMust be in the venue to collect packages…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01912 211660
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02
SEP
David Bowie tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

There arent many David Bowie tribute solo artists out there but its safe to say that you wont find any better than Stuart Roach who appears on stage as Ziggy ‐ the ultimate David Bowie & glam rock tribute.Ziggy dresses like the…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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09
SEP
Baby & Children's Nearly New Sale
Longfield Academy Of Sport

Need to declutter Want to turn your goods into cash Stalls are NOW AVAILABLE to book for our DARLINGTON mum2mum Market.As a seller you can sell any good quality nearly new baby childrens and maternity items.So why not have a…

Location: 15.5 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07986 706266
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09
SEP
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day
Wine Unearthed Newcastle

Our Newcastle Wine‐Tasting Courses make for great days out in the North East ‐ learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting Experience…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03452 998652
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09
SEP
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day - Vine to Wi
Wine Unearthed Newcastle

Our Newcastle Wine‐Tasting Courses make for great days out in the North East ‐ learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting Experience…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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09
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Times Square

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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10
SEP
Great North Run (entry deadline July 3)
Start line

Join Action for M.E. for the Great North Run 2017 and help raise funds and awareness for a little understood life stealing Neurological condition affecting approximatly 250000 men women and children in the UK.We ask runners to commit to raising a minimum…

Location: 15.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: Seew ebsite
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16
SEP
Newcastle Auditions for The Voice to Win OpenMicUK
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Open Mic UK Music Competition
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition
Newcastle Tyne Theatre

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Newcastle Singing…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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16
SEP
Newcastle Songwriting Competition
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

NEWCASTLE FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Newcastle Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Newcastle Songwriting Competition…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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21
SEP
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, 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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22
SEP
Protect our Youth from Exploitation
Consett Association Football Club

Are you a parent Do you work with children and young adults Do you feel you are equipped with the necessary skills to spot those most vulnerable children and young people to protect them from exploitationWell the abusers are a…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07812 742598
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23
SEP
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show Newcastle up
Royal Sation Hotel

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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07
OCT
Michael Buble tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Adam Brown as Michael BubleAfter five years of performing a tribute to the Canadian crooner Adam has gained an unprecedented reputation as a tribute artist. His attention to detail is evident from the second he enters the stage. Adam delivers the moves…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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21
OCT
Decoupage Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Decoupage workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of surface…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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26
OCT
The Circus of Horrors. Voodoo
Majestic Theatre

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a…

Location: 17 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01325 482848
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27
OCT
CLASSIC CLAPTON at Durham Gala Theatre
Durham Gala Theatre

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Durham Gala Theatre in October.This time they will be celebrating 32 years on the road.This will be a special home‐coming…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03000 266600
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28
OCT
Image Transfer Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Image Transfer workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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03
NOV
Only Fools and 3 Courses Interactive Dinner Show i
Whitworth Hall Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSESstyle.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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04
NOV
Motown Diva's Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Shelley Stevens Motown DivasThe one and only Shelley Stevens presents the Ultimate Tribute to the Dance Floor Divas with a show which includes the very best of Diana Ross Tina Turner Gladys Knight Cher Aretha Franklin Donna Summer Whitney Houston and many…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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11
NOV
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Newcastle

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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11
NOV
Crackle Glaze
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Crackle Glaze workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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25
NOV
70's & 80's Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Lee Stone 70s & 80s guitar vocalist performing for the evening.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday and Saturday £30 per personDont forget to subscribe to our events…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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25
NOV
Gold Leafing Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Gold Leafing workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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01
DEC
George Michael tribute Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

The UKs No 1 George Michael tribute from Wham to his solo career and an 80s dance set to all of the eras greatest hitsGet in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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02
DEC
Mosaic Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Mosaic workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of surface…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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02
DEC
Pop Divas Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Lisa Kelsey Pop Divas Show guaranteeing to get you on the dance floor with hits by Katy Perry Jessie J Rihanna Little Mixx and many moreGet in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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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…

Durham Cathedral

Founded in 1093, this magnificent Norman cathedral is the shrone of St Cuthbert and one of the great architectural experiences in Europe.Together with the adjacent castle, it is a World Heritage site.Cathedral Opening Times & PricesMonday ‐ Saturday 9.30am ‐ 6.15pm, Sun 12.30pm ‐ 5pm, extended…

Auckland Castle

Once principal country residence of the Prince Bishops and now the official residence of the Bishop of Durham.The staterooms and chapel, one of the largest private chapels in Europe are open to the public.Adjacent Bishops Deer Park with 18th Century Deer House.Open:CastleEaster…

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:…

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: 22/08/2017 17:04:14