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

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Restaurants in Durham

Restaurants in Durham

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Forthcoming events in Durham

04
JUL
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 04 July 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

05
JUL
Extreme Torque show
Nissan Plant

Come and join the Extreme Team for some general chaos and destruction on Sunday 5th July.With three diverse arenasUrban Arena Extreme Arena and Torque Arena were sure to have something for everyone.Whether youre a fan of drifting monster…

Location: 11.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08444 771000
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08
JUL
Jane Eyre
Durham Gala Theatre

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03000 266600
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11
JUL
Annie
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Annie at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 11 July 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Annie live in the…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JUL
Jimmy Carr
Sunderland Empire Theatre

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
JUL
An Audience with Faye Tozer
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Faye is best known for her role within STEPS where she was 1 of five young performers who travelled the world together during their 5 years as a group. Together they topped single and album charts in the UK Japan Australia Europe…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07745 046805
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19
JUL
Dinner and Cabaret with JASON ISAACS
Adrianos

Prepare to be stirred into a frenzy by the all‐time high‐kicking anthem New York New York shaken up by some of Elviss greats and serenaded with beautiful classics like Beyond The Sea and Mr Bojangles.Smooth and effortless with an electric stage persona…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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21
JUL
Sister Act
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Whoopi is back in the habit for 3 weeks only from 10 August as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in the fantastic show Sister Act.When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is witness…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

23
JUL
The Secret Garden
Gibside

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01207 541820
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26
JUL
Dinner and Rat Pack Cabaret with Jason Isaacs
Loch Fyne

Indulge your seafood cravings with the freshest fish and inspired menus then sit back and be entertained by your favourite big‐voiced crooner. ALWAYS a fun night.Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call 0191 255 9320 to make your reservation.…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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29
JUL
Badly Drawn Boy
The Sage Gateshead

Lancashire lad Damon Gough from Boltonis the talent behind Badly Drawn Boy. The name comes from a TV character in Sam and His Magic Ball viewed and enjoyed by Gough back in 1995.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
AUG
'World of Wine' Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience
Wine Unearthed

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: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 808367
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16
AUG
Lazy Big Band Sunday @ Hoochie Coochie
Hoochie Coochie

Join Jason and the boys in Newcastle's favourite Jazz Club The show will include all your swing classics a sprinkling of Elvis some jump jive and wailing and always a couple of surprises. Doors 4pm show 5pm Warren's funk and soul DJ…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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01
SEP
The Sound of Music
Theatre Royal Newcastle

The Sound of Music at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 01 September 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

04
SEP
Cud
Think Tank

Cud at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 04 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Cud tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
SEP
Richard Thompson
The Sage Gateshead

Richard Thompson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 06 September 2015. 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

12
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Sabai Pavilion

The hottest funniest show this side of Bangkok the Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their new show for 2015 Beauties and the Beats taking the UK to a new level of frantic fun laughter and good times as only the…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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13
SEP
Dog Fashion Disco
The Cluny

Dog Fashion Disco at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 13 September 2015. 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
SEP
Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson
The Sage Gateshead

Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 13 September 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jethro Tulls Ian…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
SEP
Jesus Christ Superstar
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Jesus Christ Superstar at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 14 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jesus Christ Superstar liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

15
SEP
Florence and the Machine
Metro Radio Arena

Florence and the Machine have been going from strength to strength since their chart topping album Lungs in 2009 and unavoidable cover of Youve Got the Love ‐ the latter partly aided by Dizzee Rascal…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
SEP
Wolf Alice
Newcastle University

Ellie Rowsell Joel Amey Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie make up the alt‐rock band Wolf Alice who are again playing UK dates and appearing live at music festivals across the country.The four‐piece rock…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
SEP
Art Garfunkel
The Sage Gateshead

Born in 1941 Art Garfunkel is a Grammy Award‐winning US singer songwriter as well as a Golden Globe nominated actor.You probably know him better as one half of the celebrated folk band Simon…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
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Michael Palin
The Sage Gateshead

Michael Palin at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Thursday 24 September 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans.Let us do…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
Sleaford Mods
Northumbria University Students Union

Sleaford Mods at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 25 September 2015. 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
SEP
Madness
Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 5.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
SEP
Big Band Cabaret Night with Jason Isaacs
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Join Jason and the band in this fabulous and newly refurbished venue.We have a range of packages on offer :Standing Tickets £15Seated Tickets £20Dinner Tickets £45 ‐ entry and 2‐course mealVIP Dinner Tickets £55 ‐ entry and 2‐course meal at prime position…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07745 046805
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28
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King Charles III
Theatre Royal Newcastle

King Charles III at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 28 September 2015. 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…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
SEP
The Doppel Gang
Durham Student Union

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn.Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 085158
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30
SEP
Keith Barry Brain Hacker
Durham Gala Theatre

Keith Barry Brain Hacker at Durham Gala Theatre in Durham on Wednesday 30 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Keith Barry Brain Hacker tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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: 04/07/2015 04:46:56