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

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200 Faces
Horsley House & Eldon House,

A showcase of 200 faces each telling a story of its very own. This exhibition brings together the work of photographers whove all taken the face as their subject. Here we see the canvas on which all our emotions played out exposed.…

Location: 16.6 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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The Barbie and The Secret Door Singing Academy
The Sjøvoll Centre

To celebrate the DVD release of Barbie and The Secret Door on the 1st September 2014 Universal Pictures UK and Razzamataz have teamed up this summer to launch the limited edition Barbie Singing Academy across the UK.The limited edition workshops…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01915 801231
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Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 30 August 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Pet Shop Boys
The Sage Gateshead

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Ant and Decs Takeaway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Ant Dec
Metro Radio Arena

Twelve times National TV Award winning hosts Ant and Dec return to the screens with the eagerly awaited brand new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.The only show on TV that says Don't…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Ant Dec#';s Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014.Compare ticket prices for the Ant Dec039;s Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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Ant Decs Takeway On Tour
Metro Radio Arena

This fantastic family event will see Ant Decs Takeway On Tour live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 05 September 2014.Compare ticket prices for the Ant Decs Takeway On Tour event below.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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Lisa Stansfield
The Sage Gateshead

Known internationally for her first UK number one hit single All Around The World released in 1989 Lisa Stansfield is one of Britain's most treasured singers.A BRIT Award winning artist in 1991 and…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Top Hat
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Fred & Gingers greatest Hollywood dance musicallive on stage for the very first time Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont the girl of his dreams played by Summer Strallen triple Olivier Award nominee…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Letz Zep
The Cluny

Letz Zep performs live at The Cluny in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland on Saturday 13 September 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Letz Zep at The Cluny now.…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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FREE taster session at the Sunderland Rock Choir
Enon Baptist Church Hall

The local Sunderland choir is run by Tyne and Wear based musician Rob Slater. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and emphasis on…

Location: 12.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Jesus Jones
O2 Academy Newcastle

Alternative dance band Jesus Jones reached the height of their fame in the late 80s and early 90s especially after the release of their single Right Here Right Now which is still extensively used by…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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FREE taster session at the Chester-le-Street Rock
Chester-le-Street Methodist Church

The Chester‐le‐Street Rock Choir is led by choir leader Rob Slater. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Chester‐le‐Street Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining our community…

Location: 6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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FREE taster session at the Durham Rock Choir
The John Morgan Hall

The Durham Rock Choir is led by local musician Rob Slater. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like the Royal Albert Hall and on top of the…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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FREE taster session at the Newcastle/Gateshead Roc
Walkerville Community Association

The Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Rock Choir is led by choir leader Rob Slater. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst retaining our community…

Location: 15 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Pete Molinari
The Cluny

Pete Molinari at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Pierces
The Sage Gateshead

The Pierces at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Dunwells Sep 19
Think Tank

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for The Dunwells with the upcoming release of their second studio album.The band have been putting down new tracks with producer Stephen Harris Kodaline Kaiser Chiefs Dave Matthews since late last year and…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07506 674555
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Ben Montague
The Cluny 2

Two years after debut single Haunted took the radio by storm Ben Montague is ready to launch his debut album Tales Of Flying and Falling and announces a tour to celebrate.…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Queen Extravaganza
Newcastle City Hall

Queen Extravaganza at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 19 September 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Queen Extravaganza liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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The Ghost of the North East Aircraft Museum
Northeast Aircraft Museum

Highly recommend very active location. There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity over the years at The North East Aircraft Museum. So much so that it attracted the attention of Most Haunted the museum was featured on Living TV in 2006.…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01457 877008
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Newcastle United vs Hull City
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Hull City at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 20 September 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it.Our…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Michael Nesmith
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

‐ watch Michael Nesmith live at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on the Tuesday 23 September 2014.Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Horrors
Riverside

As English rock bands go the Horrors are a very special breed of animal hailing from a time and place when music was more an art form than a way to hit it big. …

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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The Vamps
Newcastle City Hall

The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips.They have been causing a stir everywhere they go with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. Now they announce their first…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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Vamps
Newcastle City Hall

Vamps performs live at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on Thursday 25 September 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Vamps at Newcastle City Hall now.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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World Super Series Darts
O2 Academy Newcastle

Live‐ World Super Series Darts playing at O2 Academy Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on the Thursday 25 September 2014.For sports event tickets see below.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

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CLASSIC CLAPTON
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 September after a gap of 4 years.This will be a special home‐coming for front‐man Mike who…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01913 324041
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Dawn French
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Lets face it we dont really need to introduce Dawn French to you.If we do then you dont own a TV do youStar of hit TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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: 28/08/2014 19:46:04