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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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

01
NOV
Halloween Banquet
Lumley Castle

It is all Hallows Eve at the Castle. Enjoy a night of haunted fun.End Time: 23:59…

Location: 5.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01913 891111
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01
NOV
Band of Skulls
Think Tank

Alternative rock group Band of Skulls consists of Emma Richardson vocals Russell Marsden guitar and Matt Hayward drums.Having met at college the band have grown from strength to strength having started their music…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
Jon Richardson
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live at the Apollo is taking his new show Funny Magnet across the UK.With a sell‐out run at…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
NOV
Jon Richardson Nidiot
Newcastle City Hall

Jon Richardson Nidiot will be performing live Comedy at Newcastle City Hall on the Saturday 01 November 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.Buy tickets for Jon Richardson Nidiot online.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
NOV
Newcastle United vs Liverpool FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Liverpool FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 01 November 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

01
NOV
Ray vs Warburton Cage Warriors 73
Metro Radio Arena

Ray vs Warburton Cage Warriors 73 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 01 November 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it.Our…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

02
NOV
Beach Craft
Seaham Masonic Hall

BeachCraft ‐ is the name were using for a series of events that will span the summer of 2014. First we need to find crafters and makers to populate the event before we can promote and grow.Our aim is to bring…

Location: 10.9 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07765 568455
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02
NOV
North East Vegan Festival
Stadium of Light

The North East Vegan Festival or NEVFEST for short is an annual Festival organised by Farplace Animal Rescue a North East based animal rescue centre and the first vegan festival in the region. It showcases vegan food campaign organisations shoes crafts toiletries…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Family Events

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02
NOV
Crossfaith
Newcastle University

Crossfaith at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday 02 November 2014. 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 us do…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Counting Crows
O2 Academy Newcastle

Counting Crows are a very popular American folk rock band who perform a mix of eclectic and wide ranging mood of songs including Mr Jones and Round Here.With growing popularity in the UK…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

05
NOV
Lee Mack
Newcastle City Hall

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
NOV
Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
Newcastle City Hall

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
NOV
T Rextasy I Love to Boogie
Forum Leisure Centre

In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old ‐ 20th Century Boy was written and composed by Marc Bolan who with his band T.Rex was one of the…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01642 552663
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06
NOV
Lee Evans
Metro Radio Arena

MONSTERS is Lee Evans amazing new show with over 50 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticipated tour of the UK…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
NOV
Nerina Pallot
The Sage

Nerina Pallot at The Sage in Gateshead on Thursday 06 November 2014. 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 comparison service.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

07
NOV
Ruts DC
The Cluny

Ruts DC at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 07 November 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Ruts DC live in…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
NOV
Dave Gorman
Durham Gala Theatre

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
NOV
Joan Armatrading
Durham Gala Theatre

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions.Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
NOV
The Specials
O2 Academy Newcastle

Coventrys finest THE SPECIALS have announced a European and UK tour for Autumn 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd December 2010. When The Specials kicked off the first night of their…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

10
NOV
DIBI (Design It Build It) 2014
Biscuit Factory

DIBI Design It: Build It is back 10th ‐ 11th November 2014 checking in at the Coolest place in town The Biscuit Factorys brand spanking new Biscuit RoomWeb Designers & Developers reap a two track conference for both sides of the Web…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07815 286057
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11
NOV
Kylie Minogue
Metro Radio Arena

Aussie singer songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue has come an extremely long way since we first saw her appear in Neighbours way back in the 80's.Now an astonishing 45 years old yeah really…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
NOV
WWE
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Inc. is an American entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling and is currently the largest professional wrestling company in the world broadcasting shows to 145 countries world wide and in 37 different languages.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

12
NOV
WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch WWE Live liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

13
NOV
Bellowhead
The Sage Gateshead

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
NOV
Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Live music event at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.To watch Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook live at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre on the Thursday 13 November 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
NOV
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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14
NOV
Mad Dog Mcrea - The Longer Road Tour
The Cluny

Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk pop rock jazz bluegrass and shake your ass music.Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +44(0)1458 210954
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14
NOV
Mad Dog McRea Ferocious Dog
The Cluny

Mad Dog McRea Ferocious Dog at The Cluny in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 14 November 2014. 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: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

14
NOV
Miranda Sings
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Miranda Sings at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 14 November 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Miranda Sings liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
NOV
Ward Thomas The Shires
The Sage Gateshead

Ward Thomas The Shires at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 14 November 2014. 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: 13.5 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: 31/10/2014 18:01:10