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.

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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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Forthcoming events in Durham

20
SEP
The Ghost of the North East Aircraft Museum
Northeast Aircraft Museum

Highly recommend very active location. There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity over the years at The North East Aircraft Museum. So much so that it attracted the attention of Most Haunted the museum was featured on Living TV in 2006.…

Location: 11.3 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01457 877008
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20
SEP
Newcastle United vs Hull City
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Hull City at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 20 September 2014. 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

23
SEP
Michael Nesmith
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

‐ watch Michael Nesmith live at Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on the Tuesday 23 September 2014.Compare ticket prices and save on the best seats in the house…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
SEP
The Horrors
Riverside

As English rock bands go the Horrors are a very special breed of animal hailing from a time and place when music was more an art form than a way to hit it big. …

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
The Vamps
Newcastle City Hall

The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips.They have been causing a stir everywhere they go with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. Now they announce their first…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
Vamps
Newcastle City Hall

Vamps performs live at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on Thursday 25 September 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Vamps at Newcastle City Hall now.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
World Super Series Darts
O2 Academy Newcastle

Live‐ World Super Series Darts playing at O2 Academy Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear on the Thursday 25 September 2014.For sports event tickets see below.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

26
SEP
CLASSIC CLAPTON
Durham Gala Theatre

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Durham Gala Theatre in September after a gap of 4 years.This will be a special home‐coming for front‐man Mike who…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01913 324041
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26
SEP
Dawn French
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Lets face it we dont really need to introduce Dawn French to you.If we do then you dont own a TV do youStar of hit TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
SEP
Nik Kershaw
The Sage Gateshead

Nicholas David Kershaw a.k.a Nik Kershaw was once the fantasy of female teenagers. His good looks and musical talent made him the talk of the town in the 1980s. He used to be in pop…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
SEP
The Jim Jones Revue
Newcastle University

The Jim Jones Revue at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 27 September 2014. 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
OCT
Alison Balsom
The Sage Gateshead

Winning the Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013 and nominated for the prestigious Female Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award Alison Balsom has gone from strength to strength in recent months.A…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
OCT
Bipolar Sunshine
Think Tank

Bipolar Sunshine at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Wednesday 01 October 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 imports all the…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
OCT
Hello Again - A Tribute to Neil Diamond
The Forum Theatre

For the past 20 years the unique voice and music of NeilDiamond has been portrayed by JJ Jones all over the worldincluding many years touring Australia…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01642 552663
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02
OCT
The Sunshine Underground
Think Tank

The Sunshine Underground is well on their way to being the next big thing. Named after the hit song by The Chemical Brothers The Sunshine Underground formed as a band of friends in college. They…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
Jason Cook
Durham Gala Theatre

Stand Up Comedy Tour NewsPhil McIntyre Entertainments presents:JASON COOK ‐ BROKENJason has more funny in his middle toe than most comics do in their whole body. CHORTLEWinner of the Best Drama' at the Royal Television Awards for his hit BBC2 series Hebburn'…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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03
OCT
Jason Cook - Broken Tour 2014
Gala Theatre and Cinema

Jason Cook is brokenhis work family and comedy have all conspired to create a shell of a man who is unable to interact in society without being told exactly what to do. Despite this he keeps searching for the joy…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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03
OCT
Ben Poole Band
The Cluny

Ben Poole Band at The Cluny live on Friday 03 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Ben Poole Band at The Cluny see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

03
OCT
Manchester Orchestra
O2 Academy Newcastle

Manchester Orchestra at O2 Academy Newcastle live on Friday 03 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.For tickets to see Manchester Orchestra at O2 Academy Newcastle see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

03
OCT
Scott Matthews
The Cluny

Scott Matthews appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at The Cluny on Friday 03 October 2014.For ticket prices to watch Scott Matthews at The Cluny see the list of tickets available for Scott Matthews.…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

04
OCT
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Durham Gala Theatre

Tickets for Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Durham Gala Theatre on the Saturday 04 October 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Al Murray One Man One Guvnor live at Durham Gala Theatre see our list of…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
OCT
Ella Eyre
Newcastle University

Ella Eyre at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Sunday 05 October 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
The Treatment
Think Tank

The Treatment at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Monday 06 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Treatment tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Disney On Ice
Metro Radio Arena

Your favorite Disney characters and stories brought to life with the artistry of ice skating to create an unforgettable family experience.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

07
OCT
Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic
Metro Radio Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic performs live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland on Tuesday 07 October 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Metro Radio Arena now.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
OCT
John Legend
Newcastle City Hall

John Legend at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 07 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest John Legend tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

08
OCT
An Evening with Tony Jacklin
Newcastle City Hall

An Evening with Tony Jacklin ‐ don't miss An Evening with Tony Jacklin play Golf at Newcastle City Hall live on Wednesday 08 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.Don't forget that you can get the best ticket…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

08
OCT
Curtis Stigers
The Sage Gateshead

Curtis Stigers at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 08 October 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
OCT
Kerry Ellis
Durham Gala Theatre

Live music event at Durham Gala Theatre Durham Durham.To watch Kerry Ellis live at Durham Gala Theatre on the Friday 10 October 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the best ticket prices.…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
OCT
Livewire the ACDC show
The Cluny

Livewire the ACDC show performs live at The Cluny in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland on Friday 10 October 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Livewire the ACDC show at The Cluny now.…

Location: 14 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: 20/09/2014 20:56:24