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

Book a hotel in Durham

Whether you're staying for the night or a few days, check out the choice of local hotels.

Restaurants in Durham

Restaurants in Durham

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Forthcoming events in Durham

28
JAN
David Bowie tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

There arent many David Bowie tribute solo artists out there but its safe to say that you wont find any better than Stuart Roach who appears on stage as Ziggy ‐ the ultimate David Bowie glam rock tribute.Ziggy dresses like the London…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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30
JAN
eBay Masterclass Training - Newcastle
Business & IP Centre ( Room #8 )

This course is specifically designed to ensure that you can grow your online business sales through specialist knowledge of eBay. You will learn simple easy to implement processes which will lead to increased sales through new and repeat business. You will be…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02922 362596
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03
FEB
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Customs House

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01914 541234
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04
FEB
WHICKHAM Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale
Whickham School & Sports College

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide. Come along to Whickham School & Sports College to buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of their…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07545 098091
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06
FEB
Jack Whitehall
Metro Radio Arena

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour.Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

15
FEB
Cirque du Soleil Varekai
Metro Radio Arena

Cirque du Soleil Varekai at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 15 February 2017. 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.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

16
FEB
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Speed Dating in Newcastle for anyone aged 23 to 35 on Thursday 16th February 2017Book here ‐‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Newcastles most popular singles night How speed dating in Newcastle works ‐ When…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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21
FEB
Charity Gig in Aid Of St Cuthberts Hospice
Durham Gala Theatre

A Charity Gig will be held at Durham Gala Theatre in February to raise funds for one of the best‐loved hospices in the Durham areaSt Cuthberts Hospice Durham. The show will feature two popular local bandsThe Fix and…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03000 266600
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23
FEB
Ruddigore
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House

The Newcastle University Gilbert & Sullivan Society NUGSS is one of the oldest student societies in the university established in 1952. Each year the society performs one of the fourteen comic operas created by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.This year we…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
FEB
Luther Vandross tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Harry Cambridge is known to many as the top UK tribute to Luther Vandross. The stars in their eyes winner recreates the finest soul singer of the 80s and 90s. It has been said that unlike some tribute artistes Harry is one…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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26
FEB
Newcastle Dance Auditions
SA Performing Arts Centre

Newcastle Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Newcastle for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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26
FEB
Newcastle Singing and Dance Auditions
SA Performing Arts Centre

Newcastle Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Newcastle for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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04
MAR
David Haye Vs Tony Bellew
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Former World champions David Haye and Tony Bellew will clash in a Heavyweight blockbuster at The O2 in London on 4 March 2017.Former two‐weight World champion Haye returned from a three and a half year absence from the ring in January at…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01912 211660
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18
MAR
80s Invasion Tour 2017
Newcastle City Hall

Due to overwhelming public demand after this years hugely successful run the 80s Invasion tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line‐up features Paul Young ‐ one of the most…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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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

25
MAR
Blondie & Amy Winehouse tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Lauren‐Faye Moss has been a singeractress from the age of four She has performed in local productions as well as at the world famous Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium. Since then Lauren has gone on to study at the Arts…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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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

27
APR
CIBSE BIM Roadshow: Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

For all the publicity surrounding BIM and the Government requirement for the use of BIM Level 2 on its contracts many working across the construction supply chain still lack real understanding of BIM; competence in the processes; and knowledge of its application…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02087 723627
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28
APR
Boy George tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Keith George alias The Boy George Experience performs all over the world. A unique tribute act that goes from strength to strength and is the only singer that comes anywhere near sounding exactly like Boy George Keith performs all the Culture Club…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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13
MAY
Professor Brian Cox Live
Metro Radio Arena

Now coming to even more venues across UK and Ireland in Spring 2017 its the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time delving into high science…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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13
MAY
Professor Brian Cox
Metro Radio Arena

Professor Brian Cox at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 13 May 2017. 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
MAY
The Sessions
Metro Radio Arena

The Sessions at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 25 May 2017. 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: Live Music & Concerts

09
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Times Square

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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: 16/01/2017 17:05:31