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

Restaurants in Durham

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Forthcoming events in Durham

25
JUL
Sunderland International Airshow
Sunderland

The Sunderland International Airshow returns for 2014...Sunderland International Airshow is now in its 26th year with a massive choice of exciting activities and entertainment on the ground as well as all the action in the sky there is something for everyoneReturning on…

Location: 9.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

26
JUL
Eels
The Sage Gateshead

American group EELS are famed for their indie‐rock sound which has been very popular on movie soundtracks. Films such as American Beauty Shreks 1‐3 Scream 2 Road Trip Hot Fuzz and Hell Boy 2 all…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
JUL
A Little Nonsense
The Cluny 2

A bare‐knuckle look at the sharp edge of funny A Little Nonsense is an original black comedy that explores the clown inside every man and the mirth that is hidden in melancholy.Bitterly frustrated by a clown's freedom to play and inability to…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01912 304474
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02
AUG
Chester Le Street Fake Festival
Riverside Park

Fake Festivals will be hitting Chester Le Street Riverside for the second year running on Saturday 2nd August ‐ presenting world class tribute acts to the Kasabian Queen and Oasis. Well also have the very best of the North Easts talent on…

Location: 5.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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02
AUG
Machine Head
Northumbria University Students Union

Machine Head at Northumbria University Students Union live on Saturday 02 August 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.A popular live music event taking place on the Saturday 02 August 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly.Buy tickets…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
AUG
Aquaducked Family Day Out
River Wear

Family day out raising money for CLIC Sargent MacMillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care…

Location: 0.7 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01780 470718
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23
AUG
Crafty Pirates
Bede's World

3 Days of Pirates Crafts Classes Swashbuckling Live Music Foods and more something for all ages dogs welcome too indoors and outdoor pitches available. email timeandtideeventsgmail.com for detailsWyld Fire will be Swashing Buckles with some of the most scurvy mange ridden creatures…

Location: 15.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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30
AUG
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

02
SEP
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

05
SEP
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

05
SEP
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

05
SEP
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

05
SEP
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

06
SEP
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

09
SEP
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

13
SEP
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

15
SEP
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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15
SEP
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

16
SEP
FREE taster session at the Chester-le-Street Rock
The Church - Cornerstones Centre for the Community

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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17
SEP
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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17
SEP
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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17
SEP
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

19
SEP
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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19
SEP
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

19
SEP
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

20
SEP
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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20
SEP
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

23
SEP
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

25
SEP
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

25
SEP
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

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: 23/07/2014 05:20:46