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

27
SEP
Scott Logic Open Evening
Scott Logic

Come along and meet our peopleAtScott Logicwe create innovative applications for clients in complex domains using the latest technologies. We are passionate about technology and acknowledged as thought leaders across our services in development testing and user experience design.OnTuesday 27 September we…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03331 010020
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29
SEP
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2
Consett Empire Theatre

Les Petits Theatre Company Adventures in Wonderland return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award‐winning Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs winner of the Primary Times Childrens Choice Award 2012 rollicked the rigging and spliced the mainbrace The Magic…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01207) 218171
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29
SEP
Grosvenor Networking
100 St James' Blvd

G Networking Meeting FREE to attendLast Thursday of every month 12noon ‐ 2pmGrosvenor Casino Newcastle.This is a great opportunity to network and build relations with other representatives from SMEs to bluechip companies. Refreshments will be provided and free onsite parking is available…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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01
OCT
Feeder
Newcastle University

Welsh RockIndie band Feeder has been enjoying recording success since 1991. The current line‐up now includes Grant Nicholas Taka Hirose and Karl Brazil. Their albums in the mid to late 1990s achieved much critical acclaim.…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Twin Atlantic
Newcastle University

After bursting onto the forefront of the alternative rock scene following their critically acclaimed 2011 album release Free Twin Atlantic are hotly tipped for a huge 2012. With their single of the same name garnering…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
OCT
The Janoskians
Newcastle University

The Janoskians at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 12 October 2016. 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

13
OCT
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Billingham Forum Theatre

Billy Fury was Britains own Elvis ‐ & The girls would go wild for him. 33 years after his untimely death ‐ his own musicians remember him.Last Night Was Made For Love When Will You Say I Love You A Thousand Stars…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01642 552663
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15
OCT
Newcastle Does Vintage
Newcastle Civic Centre

Whey heyour 2nd vintage fair in Newcastle for the seasonWhat we love the most about Newcastle is how friendly our customers are and how supportive they are of the eventif weve got something coming up then we love…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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19
OCT
Disney On Ice Frozen
Metro Radio Arena

Disney On Ice Frozen at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 19 October 2016. 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: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Classic Clapton
Majestic Theatre

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making their first ever appearance at The Majestic Theatre in Darlington as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour. They will be performing at The Majestic Theatre Bondgate…

Location: 17 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01325 463543
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25
OCT
Nickelback
Metro Radio Arena

Nickelback are a group of four Canadian performers who play an emogrunge style of music.Tickets for this event should sell out quickly due to Nickelbacks growing popularity here in the UK so if…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Bear Grylls Endeavour
Metro Radio Arena

Bear Grylls Endeavour at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

27
OCT
Newcastle Oktoberfest 2016.
Centre for Life Times Square,

Welcome to the Newcastle OktoberfestEnjoy the amazing atmosphere at the Newcastle Oktoberfest 27‐30.10.2016. Oktoberfest with German beer food and music is so much fun. Lets make the party of the year in Newcastle. Newcastle Oktoberfest will be on Times Square just in…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02032 391408
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27
OCT
Bad Company
Metro Radio Arena

Bad Company at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 27 October 2016. 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: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Diamond Heist and Chloe Castro (The Voice 2016)
'Durham Students' Union'

With Chloe Castro showcasing her talents she displayed on national TV only months ago you will see some real genuine talent. Ricky Wilson The Kaiser Chiefs picked Chloe for his team on The Voice stating Lifes full of tough decisions this isnt…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07712701095or07545 876474
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29
OCT
Durham Does Vintage
Durham University Students Union

Were back again folks at Durham Students Union in October and November WheyeyNot only will we fill the venue with a vast array of stunning handpicked vintagewe also ensure that our customers experience a really fun and interesting day out…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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06
NOV
WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 06 November 2016. 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

13
NOV
Bastille
Metro Radio Arena

Bastille. You have to love a band that's name's a album Laura Palmer off the lead character from Twin Peaks don't you Beyond great taste in film credit Bastille's founder and singersongwriter Dan…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
NOV
Classic Clapton unplugged
The Cluny 2

Mike Hall and Adam Howells from CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band will perform a rare acoustic concert at Cluny2 34 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle on Friday 18 November as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour. Doors open at…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 304474
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18
NOV
Walking On Cars
Newcastle University

Walking On Cars at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 18 November 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Walking On Cars liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
NOV
Simply Red
Metro Radio Arena

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
NOV
Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2016
Brancepeth Castle

A huge number of interesting high quality different crafts from all over the UK to see buy and commission. Over 75 unique craft stalls. Buy all your Christmas gifts under one roof ‐something perfect for everyone Everything from toys to clothes textiles…

Location: 3.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01913 789670
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25
NOV
Jess Glynne
Metro Radio Arena

Jess Glynne at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 25 November 2016. 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
NOV
DUEL 7 Terrill vs Venis
ne6 suite

The North Easts premier K‐1 Kickboxing Event.World Heavyweight Title contest ‐ Micky Terrill vs Paul Venis. Live from the NED6 Suite Newcastle.Full professional undercard featuring top local names taking on European and African opposition. Venue: NE6 Suite 123 Scrogg Road Newcastle Upon…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 07967 398709
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01
DEC
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
Metro Radio Arena

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 01 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Michael Ball Alfie Boe tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Elton John
Metro Radio Arena

Elton John is one of the top selling musical artists of all time and this fantastic musician is on his tour which is bound to sell out at all venues across the UK.Definitely…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
DEC
Madness
Metro Radio Arena

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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
G4 Christmas By Candlelight Tour 2016
Durham Cathedral

Make this Christmas a G4 Christmas Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic festive setting...Due to overwhelming public demand original X‐Factor stars and operatic multi‐platinum selling vocal quartet G4 are back with their atmospheric Christmas By Candlelight show across the UK in November…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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14
DEC
Andr Rieu
Metro Radio Arena

Andr Rieu at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 14 December 2016. 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

16
DEC
After Midnights Christmas Party
The Cluny 2

After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 16 December.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 from…

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: 27/09/2016 18:51:08