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

29
APR
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: Miscellaneous

30
APR
Dinner and Show - Diana Ross Tribute
Grosvenor Casino

. Dinner and Show ‐ Last Saturday of Every Month Diana Ross Tribute ‐ Saturday 30th April Ed Sheeran Tribute ‐ Saturday 28th May Michael Jackson Tribute ‐ Saturday 25th June Tamekas performance as Diana Ross will truly take any audience back…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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05
MAY
Psychic Medium Show Debra Chalmers
Consett Empire Theatre

If you have never been to an evening of clairvoyance now is your chance. Debra Chalmers Psychic Medium is performing her new show The Sound of Spirit at Consett Empire Theatre on May the 5th 2016 in which she will work to…

Location: 11.4 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01207 218171
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06
MAY
The Sessions
Metro Radio Arena

The Sessions at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 06 May 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

06
MAY
The Sessions at Abbey Road
Metro Radio Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 06 May 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
Durham Does Vintage
Durham University Students Union

Were back folksand for 2016 we have a brand new locationDurham Students Union A much bigger space with great accessNot only will we fill the venue with a vast array of stunning handpicked vintagewe also ensure…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07824 559272
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10
MAY
Executive Customer Contact Exchange
TBA

Want to discover how to personalise digitise and monetise your customer services Then come join the leading minds in customer contact who will gather at the 2016 Executive Customer Contact Exchange.Weve worked very closely with experts in the field to design an…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: +442073 689484
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13
MAY
Bryan Adams
Metro Radio Arena

Bryan Guy Adams now 50 years old is Canadas best selling male rock artist. As a musician singer‐songwriter he has seen major successes and also has become a fairly famous photographer and social activist more…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
Busted
Metro Radio Arena

Busted at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 15 May 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Busted live in the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Jukebox Sixties
The Customs House

A welcome return of this acclaimed Tyneside Band... making their third visit to the theatre and featuring the brand new and unique all Sixties show......rated a Top UK tribute by Warners.... JUKE BOX SIXTIES features a new unique and faithful compilation of…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01914 541234
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21
MAY
Mum2mum market Nearly New Sale Blaydon
Blaydon Youth and Community Centre

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide which are launching in Gateshead in May Buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of their high street…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07545 098091
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11
JUN
Wuthering Heights
Washington Old Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 9.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01914 166879
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12
JUN
Sunderland Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K and 10K
Silksworth Sports Complex

Go Dad Run was created in 2013 by former world champion athlete Colin Jackson to raise awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.The first ever Go Dad Run 5K and 10K races in Sunderland will take place at the Silksworth Sports…

Location: 10.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 02081 440797
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12
JUN
Barry Manilow
Metro Radio Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea.However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
JUN
Rihanna
Stadium of Light

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Barbados and moved to the US to pursue her recording career at the age of 16. Known now simply as Rihanna she released her debut album in 2005 titled…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUN
Derren Brown
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England.While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
JUN
Beyonc
Stadium of Light

Beyonc at Stadium Of Light in Sunderland on Tuesday 28 June 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 including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
JUL
Monica Michael and Supporting Artists
Rainton Meadows Arena

T20 Promotions Presents Live Music From The Rainton Meadows Arena Doors Open ‐ 6pm First Act On Stage 7pm Age Restriction ‐ under 18s must be accompanied with a paying adult Dress code : ‐ Smart andamp casual. Please Dress to impress.…

Location: 5.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: Seew ebsite
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27
AUG
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Auckland Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01388 743797
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10
SEP
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours-NEWCASTLE 2016
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictablethose sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in NEWCASTLE with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever Yours...x.Under the unique canvas of…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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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

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

14
DEC
Andr Rieu
Metro Radio Arena

Andr Rieu at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 14 December 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

16
DEC
Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016
Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 16 December 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016 liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
DEC
Status Quo
Metro Radio Arena

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAR
Russell Howard Round the World
Metro Radio Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 24 March 2017. We love live events and we know you love them too.Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

23
APR
Diversity
Metro Radio Arena

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous.They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 13.3 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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Updated: 29/04/2016 17:04:08