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

20
OCT
TWRI International Conference 2014
International Centre for Life

This first International Conference is aimed at Health Professionals Practitioners Academics and Policy Makers from around the world who are involved in the treatment management and analysis of trauma as well as those operating within the associated fields of urgent and emergency…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01912 211222
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20
OCT
An evening with Caro Emerald
Newcastle City Hall

An evening with Caro Emerald performs live at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on Monday 20 October 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for An evening with Caro Emerald at Newcastle City Hall now.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

20
OCT
Caro Emerald
Newcastle City Hall

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Cinderella
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Set in Imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic Northern Ballet's new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the unstoppable power of young love conquers all.A beautiful summer's day turns…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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21
OCT
The Five and the Prophecy of Prana (Newcastle)
Northern Stage

An action‐packed celebration of camaraderie morality and the triumph of the human spirit The Five and the Prophecy of Prana fuses hip‐hop manga and martial arts in an explosive tribute to the graphic novel.Dance Touring Partnership presents: Boy Blue Entertainment in The…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 566849
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21
OCT
Il Divo
Metro Radio Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabesIl Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
OCT
Joan Rivers
Newcastle City Hall

Joan Rivers is a talk show host and comedian who is also a fashionista. She is well known for hosting red carpet shows at award shows. She started her TV career in 1965 on the…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
OCT
Nicole Atkins
The Cluny 2

Nicole Atkins at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 21 October 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Nicole Atkins live…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
OCT
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Metro Radio Arena

Formed way back in 1946 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra RPO has played under the direction of many of the world's best conductors. Based at London's iconic Cadogan Hall in Chelsea the ever‐popular and world‐renowned group…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

22
OCT
Feed the Rhino
Think Tank

Feed the Rhino at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Wednesday 22 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Feed the Rhino tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
OCT
Jim Davidson
The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Jim Davidson has made a name for himself not only as a comedian but as a TV presenter and actor also. He was awarded an OBE for his tireless services to British forces overseas visiting…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
Three Little Pigs
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Following the fantastic sell‐out success of Ugly Duckling Northern Ballet is delighted to announce our latest ballet especially for children Three Little Pigs.Three little pigs set out into the world. The first pig decides to build a house of straw the second…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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24
OCT
Asking Alexandria
O2 Academy Newcastle

Asking Alexandria is a British metal core band that has their roots in Dubai one of the most unlikely locations to serve as a starting point for such a band.Their founder Ben Bruce…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

24
OCT
Paolo Nutini
Metro Radio Arena

24 year old Paolo Nutini has seen huge success in recent years both in Britain and across the world. He is a Scottish singersongwriter of Italian descent and first burst onto the music scene in…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
Ed Sheeran
Metro Radio Arena

Ed Sheeran is an English singer songwriter from Halifax in West Yorkshire. Ed moved to London in 2008 to play gigs in small venues playing every day to audiences as few as five people. In…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
John Cooper Clarke
The Sage Gateshead

Becoming famous during the punk rock era in the late 70's when he was known as The Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke's career has spanned FIFTY years bringing poetry to non‐traditional audiences and influencing musicians…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
Sam Smith
O2 Academy Newcastle

Sam Smith appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear at O2 Academy Newcastle on Saturday 25 October 2014.For ticket prices to watch Sam Smith at O2 Academy Newcastle see the list of tickets available for Sam Smith.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

26
OCT
Dinner and Cabaret
Adriano's

Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call Peter on 0191 284 6464 to make your reservation or visit their website for more information. We also have a Christmas NightAdrianos on Sunday 7th Decemberbookings being taken…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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26
OCT
British Sea Power
The Sage Gateshead

British Sea Power are a six‐piece band variously originating from Cumbria Yorkshire Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. In 2013 ten years on from their…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Chimaira
The Cluny

The heavy metal music scene has seen the entry of various bands recently and it has become really difficult for bands to sound fresh and keep the fans interested. If there is one band that…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

26
OCT
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Sage Gateshead

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 26 October 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Nick Mulvey
The Sage Gateshead

Nick Mulvey at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 October 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it.Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
Johnny Marr
O2 Academy Newcastle

Johnny Marr at O2 Academy Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 28 October 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
OCT
Sheryl Crow
The Sage Gateshead

Born in 1962 Sheryl Crow is a hugely popular American singer‐songwriter record producer and actress. She claims to love anything with a drum beat and is popular for her own fusion of pop‐rock with folk…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Katy B
O2 Academy Newcastle

Katy Bs debut album On A Mission was released at the beginning of April and featuring the singles Katy On A Mission Perfect Stranger Lights On feat. Ms. Dynamite and Broken Record.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
Neil Sedaka
The Sage Gateshead

His legions of fans will be delighted that the ever‐popular Neil Sedaka is visiting Britain again.Neil began penning hits over half a century ago. At the outset of his career in the 1950s he was…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
3T
Metro Radio Arena

3T appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at Metro Radio Arena on Thursday 30 October 2014.For ticket prices to watch 3T at Metro Radio Arena see the list of tickets available for 3T.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Blue
Metro Radio Arena

Blue at Metro Radio Arena live on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Blue at Metro Radio Arena see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Damage
Metro Radio Arena

Damage at Metro Radio Arena live on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Damage at Metro Radio Arena see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Gregory Porter
The Sage Gateshead

Gregory Porter born November 1971 is a Grammy Award winning American jazz vocalist songwriter and actor. Gregory Porter won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album Liquid Spirit.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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Updated: 20/10/2014 22:53:46