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.

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Forthcoming events in Durham

18
OCT
Book Story by MONSTRO Theatre
City Theatre

In this celebration of books reading and libraries the pioneers of the puppet musical MONSTRO Theatre and their talented band of performers use songs puppetry and dynamic performance to tell the story of the story in the digital age.This is…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03000 266600
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19
OCT
Grosvenor Christmas Showcase
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Still looking to book for Christmas this yearWant to get the most out of your budget yet celebrate the festivities in styleDo you love complimentary fizz food &fun ...If the answer is yes then Grosvenor has the perfect invite for you and…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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21
OCT
Decoupage Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Decoupage workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of surface…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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24
OCT
balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin
Northern Stage

From the award‐winning team who made Rapunzel and Snow White balletLORENT presents for family audiences the world premiere of this beloved tale Rumpelstiltskin retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and directed by Liv Lorent.What will you give me if I spin…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01912 305151
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26
OCT
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, 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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26
OCT
The Circus of Horrors. Voodoo
Majestic Theatre

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…

Location: 17 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01325 482848
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27
OCT
CLASSIC CLAPTON at Durham Gala Theatre
Durham Gala Theatre

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Durham Gala Theatre in October.This time they will be celebrating 32 years on the road.This will be a special home‐coming…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03000 266600
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28
OCT
Fight Night LIVE
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Anthony Joshua v Kubrat PulevSaturday 28th OctoberEnjoy...Straight Flush Package: Bar Meal Drink from the Bar £5 Gaming Voucher£15ppOur favourite on the menu is the...6oz Rump Steak & ChipsTender lean rump steak served with garlic butter lambs lettuce half a grilled plum tomato…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01912 211660
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28
OCT
Image Transfer Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Image Transfer workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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03
NOV
Only Fools and 3 Courses Interactive Dinner Show i
Whitworth Hall Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSESstyle.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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04
NOV
Fundraising Talent Show
Active 8

Looking to a do a fundraising talent show on 4th Novemeber at Billingham Tees Active. Looking for participants to be a part of the event. Looking for musicans artists dancers juggler comedy sketches and all forms of entertainment Any age and background…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07804 368585
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04
NOV
Motown Diva's Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Shelley Stevens Motown DivasThe one and only Shelley Stevens presents the Ultimate Tribute to the Dance Floor Divas with a show which includes the very best of Diana Ross Tina Turner Gladys Knight Cher Aretha Franklin Donna Summer Whitney Houston and many…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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04
NOV
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day
Wine Unearthed Newcastle

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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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11
NOV
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Newcastle

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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11
NOV
Crackle Glaze
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Crackle Glaze workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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22
NOV
An Evening with AP McCoy (Sir Anthony McCoy OBE)
Sedgefield Racecourse

A NIGHT WITH THE LEGEND THAT IS Sir AP McCoy.Sir Anthony McCoy OBE is the worlds greatest jump jockey. He has dominated his sport for over 2 decades making him one of the UKs highest profile sporting talents. Sir Anthony also known…

Location: 10.1 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01163 033289
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24
NOV
A Christmas Carol
The Empire Theatre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
NOV
Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2017
Brancepeth Castle

Over 80 unique craft stalls. Buy all your Christmas gifts under one roof ‐something perfect for everyone Everything from toys to clothes textiles art photography jewellery woodwork furniture glassware pottery and specialist foods.Delicious home‐made food and cakes available in the castle cafes…

Location: 3.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 789670
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25
NOV
70's & 80's Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Lee Stone 70s & 80s guitar vocalist performing for the evening.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday and Saturday £30 per personDont forget to subscribe to our events…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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25
NOV
Gold Leafing Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Gold Leafing workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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01
DEC
George Michael tribute Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

The UKs No 1 George Michael tribute from Wham to his solo career and an 80s dance set to all of the eras greatest hitsGet in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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02
DEC
Mosaic Workshop
The Wood Pile

The workshops have been split up and now cost £35 per session but you can purchase all 5 workshops together for £130 saving you £49The aim of the Mosaic workshop is to teach students how to do many different aspects of surface…

Location: 1.9 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01913 869735
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02
DEC
Pop Divas Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Lisa Kelsey Pop Divas Show guaranteeing to get you on the dance floor with hits by Katy Perry Jessie J Rihanna Little Mixx and many moreGet in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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05
DEC
Improving Boar Dynamics CPD Workshop
Durham University

In this focused introduction to the topic you will have the opportunity to explore:‐ What board dynamics are ‐ and why they matter‐ Why and how board dynamics differ from those at executive and management level‐ Some of the typical features of…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +4402077 662601
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08
DEC
Hailing from the North East Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Anthony Williamson Hailing from the North East Ex Blue Notes & Manhattans.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleEarly bird booking pricesThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday and Saturday £30 per personDont forget to subscribe to our…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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09
DEC
Soul & Motown Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Woodrow Wilson.If you like your soul original wholesome and authentic like Marvin Gaye Otis Reading James Brown Al Green and Sam Cooke etc. then this extraordinary man is the real deal.Once you have met Woodrow Wilson Soul Sensation Extraordinaire face to face…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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15
DEC
Festive Networking at Grosvenor
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Wrap up 2017 with a bit festive networking at GrosvenorAs 2017 draws to an end we hope this year has been a success for you all. Grosvenor would like to invite you to our festive event to enjoy some great food fabulous…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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15
DEC
Phoenix Duo Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Phoenix Duo Bringing you a mixture of songs from throughout the decades from Bonnie Tyler Jenifer Hudson Phil Collins Bryan Adams Meatloaf & The Temptations.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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16
DEC
All Clare's Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Claire Louise Jones‐ All Clares experience and skills come together in her solo cabaret to create a modern high energy show featuring a great mix of old and new material Everything from 70s party music to current chart hits Guaranteeing to keep…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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22
DEC
After Midnights Christmas Party
The Cluny 2

After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 22 December 2017.The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street Ouseburn.Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm.Tickets are £10 available in advance…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 304474
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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: 18/10/2017 16:56:49