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

Tickle your taste buds with a range of cuisines - eat out at a restaurant in Durham.

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Forthcoming events in Durham

26
JAN
FREE taster session at the Sunderland Rock Choir
Enon Baptist Church Hall

Your friendly local Sunderland choir is run by singing teacher Rob Slater. Over the past few years Rock Choir has become firmly ingrained on the national consciousness with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and commitment to community singing…

Location: 12.7 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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27
JAN
FREE taster session at the Chester-le-Street Rock
The Church - Cornerstones Centre for the Community

The Chester‐le‐Street Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Rob Slater. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Rob. Rock Choir members…

Location: 6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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28
JAN
FREE taster session at the Durham Rock Choir
The John Morgan Hall

The Durham Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Rob Slater. The choir is for all ages and all the local Durham branches of Rock Choir like ours come together to do incredible gigs like the 9500 seat Liverpool Arena and also…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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28
JAN
FREE taster session at the Newcastle/Gateshead Roc
Walkerville Community Association

The Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne Rock Choir is led by Tyne and Wear based musician Rob Slater. The choir is for all ages and all the local Tyne and Wear branches of Rock Choir like ours come together to do incredible events like the 20000…

Location: 15 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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28
JAN
Strictly Come Dancing
Metro Radio Arena

Strictly Come Dancing at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 28 January 2015. 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
JAN
Straight No Chaser
The Sage Gateshead

Straight No Chaser at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Saturday 31 January 2015. 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: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
FEB
Psychic Night
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Suzanne Gill ‐ Medium spiritualist & ghost cleanser returns to Grosvenor for what will be another sell out event.4pm ‐ Glass of bubbly Buffet style dinner & Show ‐ £12pp6pm ‐ Show only ‐ £6ppThere will also be various clairvoyants doing private…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
FEB
Arenacross 2015 Round 6
Metro Radio Arena

Arenacross 2015 Round 6 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 01 February 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

05
FEB
Kaiser Chiefs
Metro Radio Arena

Although best known through their seat in Alternative Musics class of 2005 Kaiser Chiefs originally began life as the less successful Parva in 1996. Their reinvention a decade later saw them take the country by…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
FEB
The Staves
The Sage Gateshead

The Staves at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 06 February 2015. 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
FEB
Count Arthur Strong
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Count Arthur Strongs new show Command Performance is so new not even he knows hes doing it yet. Dont worry about that though its never stopped him before So get your Maltesers out roll your…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

07
FEB
Newcastle United vs Stoke City
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Stoke City at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 07 February 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

08
FEB
Big Band Cabaret Night
Hoochie Coochie

Join Jason and the boys in Newcastles favourite Jazz Club We are delighted to have secured a couple of dates here and look forward to seeing you there. Doors 4pm show 5pm Warrens funk & soul DJ set til late What a…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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08
FEB
Newcastle's favourite Jazz Club
Hoochie Coochie

Join Jason and the boys in Newcastles favourite Jazz Club. We are delighted to have secured a couple of dates here and look forward to seeing you there. Doors 4pm show 5pm Warrens funk and soul DJ set til late.What a perfect…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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08
FEB
Al Murray One Man One Guvnor
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Al Murray One Man One Guvnor at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 08 February 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
FEB
Barbara Dickson
The Sage Gateshead

Now in her 61st year the writer singer actress and musician shows no sign of slowing down; keep your prancing Madonnas and flouncing KyliesBarbaras latest show serves to highlight her position as one…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
FEB
Sam Bailey
The Sage Gateshead

Winner of series ten of The X Factor in 2013 Sam Bailey has gone from strength to strength and is now in the enviable position of being a highly sought after performing artist.Following…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
FEB
Bears Den
The Cluny

Bears Den at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 12 February 2015. 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 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
FEB
10cc
The Sage Gateshead

Join 10cc as they perform hit after hit with over 10 top ten hits including Im Not In Love Dreadlock Holiday Good Morning Judge The Things We Do For Love The Dean And I The…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
FEB
Dinner and Cabaret @ Grosvenor Casino
Grosvenor Casino

Looking for an alternative night out this Valentines Day Bring the girls and join Jason for a party.Tickets to this fabulous event are just £30pp and include the following: Welcome drink Three course meal Free bet Live entertainment Learn to play on…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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16
FEB
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Sage Gateshead

With their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies Rumours of Fleetwood Mac bring back to the masses the classic hits of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
FEB
Ocean Colour Scene
The Sage Gateshead

Ocean Colour Scene at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Tuesday 17 February 2015. 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: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
FEB
Australian Pink Floyd
Newcastle City Hall

Australian Pink Floyd is the band to see when it comes to Pink Floyd tributes. More than just an average cover band Aussie Pink Floyd meticulously strives to recreate the ground‐breaking work of the iconic…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

20
FEB
The Australian Pink Floyd
Newcastle City Hall

With Pink Floyds immense discography that spans numerous genres its no surprise that the famous acid rockers from the 60s still have a massive following. However given that their last album was 1994s The Division…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

20
FEB
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
Newcastle City Hall

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 20 February 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

20
FEB
Top Gear Live
Metro Radio Arena

Top Gear Live is a fast action 'car‐fest'arena show based on the formula of TV's 'Top Gear'. The touring show visits major cities across the UK with different combinations of the 'Clarkson May and Hammond'…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

21
FEB
Newcastle Does Vintage
Newcastle Civic Centre

THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality affordable vintage clothing jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can while away the hours browsing through rail after rail of fabulous…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01423 561431
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23
FEB
The Script
Metro Radio Arena

'The Script' are an Irish poprock band from Dublin Ireland. They released their successful debut album in 2008 from which sprang hit singles such as 'We Cry' 2008 The band's second album release was 'Science…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
FEB
X Factor Live
Metro Radio Arena

You've watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour. That's right X Factor fans our final eight are coming to a stage near you in February 2014 ‐…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
Katherine Jenkins
The Sage Gateshead

Katherine Jenkins first rose to stardom in 1998. She is a hugely popular Welsh Mezzo soprano and classical musician. Jenkins graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music then worked as a freelance singing…

Location: 13.5 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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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: 26/01/2015 04:49:10