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

20
DEC
Christmas Party Night with Jason Isaacs
Gosforth Civic Hall

Join us for Jasons legendary Swinging Christmas Party Nights.Tickets from GBP 37.50pp includes Christmas meal live music DJ late bar and dancefloor. Singles welcome too.Perfect for an office party or a girls night out. Tickets from GBP37.50pp including 2‐course Christmas menu dessert…

Location: 16.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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20
DEC
Newcastle United vs Sunderland AFC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Sunderland AFC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 20 December 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

22
DEC
Ray Jackson's Lindisfarne
Newcastle City Hall

Ray Jackson039s Lindisfarne appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear at Newcastle City Hall on Monday 22 December 2014.For ticket prices to watch Ray Jackson039s Lindisfarne at Newcastle City Hall see the list of tickets available for Ray…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

22
DEC
Ray Jacksons Lindisfarne
Newcastle City Hall

Ray Jacksons Lindisfarne at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Monday 22 December 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 Ray Jacksons…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
DEC
Newcastle United vs Everton FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Everton FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 28 December 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

01
JAN
Newcastle United vs Burnley FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Burnley FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 01 January 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

11
JAN
Paul Carrack
The Sage Gateshead

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
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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13
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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13
JAN
Queen and Adam Lambert
Metro Radio Arena

Queen and Adam Lambert at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 13 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.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
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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14
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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17
JAN
Newcastle United vs Southampton FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Southampton FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 17 January 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

18
JAN
J Mascis
The Cluny

J Mascis at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 18 January 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JAN
Jillian Michaels
The Sage Gateshead

Jillian Michaels at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 19 January 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: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
JAN
Slipknot
Metro Radio Arena

Slipknot at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 19 January 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Slipknot 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

23
JAN
Nils Lofgren
The Sage Gateshead

Chicago‐born solo guitarist and singer Nils Lofgren carved his early career from working with Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.Having spent 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band and a…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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
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

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: 20/12/2014 17:19:22