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

28
NOV
Hugh Cornwell Hazel OConnor
The Sage Gateshead

Hugh Cornwell Hazel OConnor at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 28 November 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
Jersey Boys
Sunderland Empire

Internationally acclaimed hit musical Jersey Boys tells the remarkable story of the Four Seasons rise to fame.The Four Seasons are one of the most successful rock n roll groups of all time and Jersey Boys…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
NOV
John Grant
The Sage Gateshead

John Grant at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 28 November 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

28
NOV
Metro Radio Christmas Live 2014
Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Christmas Live 2014 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 28 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Metro Radio Christmas Live 2014 tickets so weve done the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
Metro Radio Live
Metro Radio Arena

This year we brought you huge acts such as Example Lawson and James Arthur and next year promises to be just as spectacular as we will be bringing you yet another great line up from…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
NOV
Metro Radio Live 2014
Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Live 2014 at Metro Radio Arena live on Friday 28 November 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Metro Radio Live 2014 at Metro Radio Arena see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
Ross Noble Tangentleman
Newcastle City Hall

Geordie Stand‐Up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
Alfie Boe
Metro Radio Arena

Alfie Boe the English opera singing sensation has given many performances. Alfie Boe was the lead in Baz Luhrmanns highly acclaimed Broadway production of La boheme in 2003. Boe signed with the Classic FM Presents…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
Alfie Boe Sol3 Mio
Metro Radio Arena

Alfie Boe Sol3 Mio at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 29 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Alfie Boe Sol3 Mio tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
NOV
Professor Green
O2 Academy Newcastle

British rap phenomena Professor Green will embark on the biggest tour of his career this April. The rapper has announced plans to hit up 10 of the UKs hottest venues with his unique brand of…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
NOV
Silver Belles Christmas Show
Newcastle City Hall

This fantastic family event will see Silver Belles Christmas Show live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear at the Newcastle City Hall on Sunday 30 November 2014.Compare ticket prices for the Silver Belles Christmas Show event below.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Family Events

01
DEC
David Baddiel Fame Not the Musical
Theatre Royal Newcastle

David Baddiel Fame Not the Musical at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 01 December 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
DEC
Culture Club
Metro Radio Arena

Culture Club at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 02 December 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

02
DEC
Electric Six
O2 Academy Newcastle

This high energy alternative rock dance punk new wave exciting band of misfits are set to tour Britain After an extensive tour of the U.S these rockers are ready to jump the big pond flogging…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

02
DEC
The Human League
Newcastle City Hall

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

02
DEC
Warpaint
The Sage Gateshead

Warpaint at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Tuesday 02 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Warpaint tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Jeff Wayne#';s War of the Worlds
Metro Radio Arena

Jeff Wayne039;s War of the Worlds will be performing live Musical at Metro Radio Arena on the Wednesday 03 December 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.Buy tickets for Jeff Wayne039;s War of the Worlds online.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
DEC
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
Metro Radio Arena

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
DEC
The War of the Worlds
Metro Radio Arena

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

04
DEC
Peter Gabriel
Metro Radio Arena

Peter Gabriel is perhaps best known for hits like Sledge Hammer and Biko in the 80s. He rose to fame as lead singer in the band Genesis prior to Phil Collins taking over. His solo…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
DEC
Yule Celebrations 2014
Bede's World

Time and Tide Events are back for the second year with Yule Celebrations at Bedes WorldFriday Evening 3pm ‐8pm with candle processionSaturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 2013 10am ‐ 4.30pm .Bringing you Traditional Hand crafted & Artisan Products Fantastic foods Original…

Location: 15.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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05
DEC
An Evening With Noel Fielding
Newcastle City Hall

An Evening With Noel Fielding at Newcastle City Hall live Comedy on Friday 05 December 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.To compare ticket prices for the An Evening With Noel Fielding event at Newcastle City Hall see the…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
DEC
Brit Floyd
The Sage

The World Tour 2012 celebrates the music from Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here Animals The Wall and much much more. The biggest Pink Floyd tribute yet…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

05
DEC
Eric Martin
Think Tank

Eric Martin at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 05 December 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Eric Martin liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
DEC
Michael Bubl
Metro Radio Arena

‐ watch Michael Bubl live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland on the Friday 05 December 2014.Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
DEC
Michael Buble
Metro Radio Arena

Born in beautiful British Columbia Canada Michael Buble often attributes his love of Jazz soul and big band classics to the record collection of his grandfather. Buble is considered to be a talented singersongwriter and…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

05
DEC
Noel Fielding
Newcastle City Hall

Noel Fielding will be performing live Comedy at Newcastle City Hall on the Friday 05 December 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.Buy tickets for Noel Fielding online.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
DEC
Newcastle United vs Chelsea FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Chelsea FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 06 December 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

07
DEC
Dinner and Cabaret @ Adriano's, Gosforth
Adriano's

Tickets for this CHRISTMAS SPECIAL are £45 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call Peter on 0191 284 6464 to make your reservation or visit their website for more information.Artists: Jason Isaacs…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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07
DEC
Durham Does Vintage
Marriott Royal County Hotel

Winner of an Outstanding Customer Service Award and shortlisted for TWO National Vintage Awards; Britain Does Vintage fairs have fast become a firm favorite on the vintage scene. THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07896 840397
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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: 28/11/2014 04:50:45