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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Forthcoming events in Durham

05
MAR
Covenant
Northumbria University Students Union

Covenant at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Thursday 05 March 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Peace
The Cluny

Peace at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 05 March 2015. 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: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Trio Da Kali
Sage

The new generation of griot soul The three musicians of Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali from a heritage of distinguished griots the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. Aiming to showcase neglected repertoires and performance styles of…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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07
MAR
Lionel Richie
Metro Radio Arena

Lionel Richie is THE legendary soul singer songwriter and record producer from the USA who has sold an astonishing 100million albums throughout his successful career.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Sunset Sons
Think Tank

Sunset Sons at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 07 March 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Sunset Sons live in…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAR
TuneYards
The Sage Gateshead

TuneYards at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 08 March 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 best seats at the best prices…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
Gary Delaney: Purist
The Stand Comedy Club

Back by popular demand double Sony Award winner & Chortle award nominee Gary Delaney has announced the final leg of his Purist tour that takes in a further 26 dates across the UK.The tour starts on 15th February at Chorleys…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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11
MAR
Shrek The Musical
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shrek the Musical is a brand new musical set to debut in May at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and will bring the well loved characters to life in a spectacular show full of music…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
MAR
Alan Carr
Durham Gala Theatre

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001.With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

12
MAR
Wednesday 13
Think Tank

Wednesday 13 at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Thursday 12 March 2015. 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

13
MAR
Joan Armatrading
The Sage Gateshead

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: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Lonely the Brave
The Cluny

Lonely the Brave at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 13 March 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
Paloma Faith
Metro Radio Arena

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
Underworld
The Sage Gateshead

Underworld released their debut album in 1998 tilted 'Underneath the Radar'. Band members are the duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith who have been recording together since 1980. The band are famed for hits such…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Spandau Ballet
Metro Radio Arena

Spandau Ballet at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 15 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Spandau Ballet tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
McBusted
Metro Radio Arena

British supergroup McBusted were formed ‐ unsurprisingly ‐ from successful boy bands McFly and Busted in 2013 and their original 11‐date tour increased to 34 dates throughout April and June 2014. The group have also…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
Count Arthur Strong
Durham Gala 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: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

18
MAR
Usher
Metro Radio Arena

Usher at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 18 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Usher liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAR
Lucy Rose
Think Tank

Lucy Rose may appear to be a fresh new face on the British music scene but this young star already has an impressive CV and is set to become a much loved artist. She is…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAR
Newcastle United vs Arsenal FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Arsenal FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 21 March 2015. 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

22
MAR
Gretchen Peters
The Sage Gateshead

Gretchen Peters at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 22 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Gretchen Peters liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAR
Warpaint
The Sage Gateshead

Warpaint at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 25 March 2015. 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 tickets for…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
MAR
Big Band Cabaret Night with Jason Isaacs
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Come and enjoy a truly glamorous fabulous time Full band amazing surroundings great food delicious cocktails and the one and only Jason Isaacs. All the ingredients to make a truly fantastic eveningJoin Jason and the band in this fabulous and newly refurbished…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07745 046805
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29
MAR
Psychic evening with Suzanne Gill
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Back by popular demand...An Evening with the spiritualist Suzanne Gill Suzanne Gill ‐ Medium spiritualist and ghost cleanser returns to Grosvenor for what will be another sell out event.4pm ‐ Glass of bubbly Buffet style dinner and Show ‐ £12pp6pm ‐ Show…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01912 211660
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31
MAR
Wicked
Sunderland Empire

Award‐winning musical Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two witches who meet at the sorcery academy. Join the girls on their exciting adventures in Oz as they grow part ways and fulfil…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
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Robin Trower
The Sage Gateshead

Robin Trower at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 03 April 2015. 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 tickets…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
APR
A Night of Championship Boxing
Metro Radio Arena

A Night of Championship Boxing at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 04 April 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

08
APR
Mike The Mechanics
The Sage Gateshead

Mike The Mechanics at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Wednesday 08 April 2015. 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: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
APR
WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 09 April 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

10
APR
Nicki Minaj
Metro Radio Arena

Nicki Minaj is arguably one of the most popular female rappers of her generation. Though she is best known as a rapper but she also dances and is often seen on television. Minaj entered the…

Location: 13.3 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: 05/03/2015 04:48:50