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

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Wicked
Sunderland Empire

Award‐winning musical Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two witches who meet at the sorcery academy. Join the girls on their exciting adventures in Oz as they grow part ways and fulfil…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Robin Trower
The Sage Gateshead

Robin Trower at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 03 April 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

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A Night of Championship Boxing
Metro Radio Arena

A Night of Championship Boxing at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 04 April 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Mike The Mechanics
The Sage Gateshead

Mike The Mechanics at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 08 April 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 09 April 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 reputable companies…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Nicki Minaj
Metro Radio Arena

Nicki Minaj is arguably one of the most popular female rappers of her generation. Though she is best known as a rapper but she also dances and is often seen on television. Minaj entered the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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James Bay
Newcastle University

James Bay at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday 12 April 2015. 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: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lee Nelson
Durham Gala Theatre

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur teleim coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b biggabetta …

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Cbeebies Live
Metro Radio Arena

Calling all CBeebies fans Come and join the fun and make some music with your favourite CBeebies stars in a brand new show for Easter 2014 ‐ CBeebies Live The Big Band.Mixing‐up this fun filled…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Justin Friends
Metro Radio Arena

Justin Friends at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 13 April 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Newcastle Does Vintage
The Civic Centre

WERE BACK FOLKS And boy are we excited Come and find us at our BRAND NEW VENUE ‐ The Banqueting Hall at Newcastles Civic Centre ‐ just at the end of Northumberland Street ‐ 2 min walk from Haymarket Metro station We…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

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Olly Murs
Metro Radio Arena

Achieving second place on ITVs The X Factor in 2009 Olly Murs debut single named Please Dont Let Me Go hit the top spot on the UKs Singles Chart and his second single Thinking of…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Swing into Spring at Wynyard Hall, Teesside
Wynyard Hall

Join Jason as he kicks off a new season of live music in this stunning country house hotel. Its glitzy and glamorous.the food is delicious and the entertainment aint bad either.Prepare to be stirred into a frenzy by the all‐time high‐kicking anthem…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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Harlem Globetrotters
Metro Radio Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Sting
The Sage Gateshead

'Sting' or Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was once lead vocalist and base player in 'The Police' until he launched his solo career after the band split. Musician singer‐songwriter activist actor and philanthropist he has enjoyed…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Ben Howard
Metro Radio Arena

2011 and has been a triumphant year for twenty‐three year old Ben Howard. With catchy single The Wolves he caught the attention of potential fans away from his growing fan base in Devon and Cornwall…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Newcastle United vs Swansea City
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Swansea City at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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

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The Twilight Sad
The Cluny

The Twilight Sad at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 25 April 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 reputable companies…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Dinner and Cabaret
Adriano's

Back by popular demand Enjoy authentic Sardinian food 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 Nicole on 0191 284 9897 to make your reservation or…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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An Evening with Texas
The Sage Gateshead

An Evening with Texas at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 April 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sharon Van Etten
The Sage Gateshead

Sharon Van Etten at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 April 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Marc Almond
The Sage Gateshead

Marc Almond is currently on tour celebrating 30 years in the music business he has recently released his album Variet which is the first recording of his own work for 10 years. He first rose…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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While She Sleeps
Newcastle University

After releasing their debut mini‐album titled The North Stands For Nothing metalcore band While She Sleeps had already gathered a large following even before having released a full‐length album. This group from Sheffield England had…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Gary Delaney Purist Tour 2015
Planet Leisure

Back by popular demand double Sony Award winner & Chortle award nominee Gary Delaney has announced the final leg of his Purist tour that takes in a further 26 dates across the UK. The tour starts on 15th February at Chorleys Little…

Location: 11.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01325 310989
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Nick Cave
The Sage Gateshead

Nicolas Edward Cave is the legendary Australian frontman from the Gothic group known as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. This musician composer screenwriter songwriter author and film actor was born on the 22nd of…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Al Stewart
The Sage Gateshead

Al Stewart at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 03 May 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 reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Vamps Union J
Metro Radio Arena

The Vamps Union J at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 04 May 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Betway Premier League Darts 2015
Metro Radio Arena

Betway Premier League Darts 2015 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 07 May 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Jason Isaacs in Concert @ The Biscuit Factory
The Biscuit Factory

Jason Isaacs and The Ambassadors of Swing perform their annual Swing Fever show in the brand new state of the art function suite at The Biscuit Factory.Reacting to our fans requests for a dance floor we have decided to hold our next…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07745 046805
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Chris de Burgh
The Sage Gateshead

Christopher John Davidson 61 is Argentinean born yet an IrishBritish singer‐songwriter of huge worldwide success. Perhaps most famed for his Lady in Red single of 1986 and his Christmas single A Spaceman Came Travelling he…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 01/04/2015 17:15:19