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

24
FEB
Sister Act Live Choir
Newcastle City Hall

See the brilliant film Sister Act like never before on a large screen whilst a live 30‐piece gospel choir and band accompanies the on‐screen nuns sing hit songs from the filmWatch the feel‐good musical film as the Uplifted Voices choir featured on…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: Email
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26
FEB
circus of Horrors - Voodoo
The Forum Theatre, Queensway

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 sensational…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01642 552663
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28
FEB
An evening with Kevin Keegan
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

An evening with Kevin Keegan.Wednesday 28th February 20186.30pm‐10pmSit back and enjoy asKevin recalls his most memorable moments at the Club.Standard ticket £50 per person7pm ArrivalTicket to an Evening with Kevin KeeganThree course mealVIP ticket Limited £70 per person6.30pm ArrivalTicket to…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01912 211660
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03
MAR
Circus of Horrors- Voodoo
Sunderland Empire

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 sensational…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713022
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03
MAR
Ed Sheeran tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

This is not your regular tribute our Ed Sheeran Tribute Act aims to give you the full Ed Sheeran Experience Featuring beat‐boxing rapping & vocal effects where every song performed is its own show and created live on stage. Our Dinner &…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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07
MAR
Psychic Switch - Sunderland
Best Western Roker Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Wed 7th March 2018 at the BW Roker Hotel Sunderland…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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09
MAR
Foreverland comes to Newcastle: Bass, Garage and G
Digital

25 Cities : 30000 People : 1 Magical AdventureOur magical touring circus is coming to Newcastle.. Join us on an adventure through music time and space as we discover a new realm of the surreal. Merging debauchery and the paranormal ‐ when…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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15
MAR
Sophie Willan Branded Tour 2018
Northern Stage

After the award winning critically acclaimed sell out success of her second comedy hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her show Branded ‐ Bolton born Sophie Willan has announced a 33‐date tour for 2018.The tour starts on 8th February…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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17
MAR
Baby and 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: Exhibitions

TEL: 07986 706266
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17
MAR
St Patrick's Tribute - Irish Duo
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Mark Insley Melodean and Jon Doran have an extensive repertoire of traditional and favourite Irish songs Hear them play songs such as Irish Rover Whiskey in the Jar and Galway Girl arranged with strong vocal harmonies and playing accordion and fiddle They…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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29
MAR
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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31
MAR
Joshua v Parker live from Cardiff
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Heavyweight title belts will be put on the line in the first major boxing bout of 2018. Joshua V Parker ‐ Live from Cardiff.Tickets are available at £20pp and include‐ FLAT IRON 8OZ STEAK‐ Unique richly flavoured cut with firm texture you…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01912 211660
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07
APR
Britney Spears Tribute - Dinner And Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

. From Disney Mouseketeer to mega star to spectacular Vegas Show queen Britney Spears is a huge star the world over. Singer incredible dancer and pop icon she has released a massive string of global hits that are dance driven pop perfection.…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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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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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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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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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 (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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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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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
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…

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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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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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: 18/02/2018 16:57:41