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

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Forthcoming events in Durham

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The Sound of Music
Theatre Royal Newcastle

The Sound of Music at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 05 September 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: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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Richard Thompson
The Sage Gateshead

Richard Thompson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 06 September 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

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Reuse before you recycle your PC!
Unit 2, Thomsen Retail Park

Computers 4 Africa provides a simple solution for the disposing of your redundant working PC. Your computer could be reused giving someone else a better way of life better education and better opportunities.Our charity encourages the local community to drop off their…

Location: 11.8 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 03000 112233
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Single & Laughing with Carl Hutchinson
As You Like It

A night of comedy & supper & dancing not compulsory & fun for singletons in Jesmonds swishest bar ‐ As You Like It ‐ hosted by comedian Carl Hutchinson. Are you single and up for a laugh Are you quite happy to…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07745 046805
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Andrew Combs
The Cluny 2

Andrew Combs at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 11 September 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Sabai Pavilion

The hottest funniest show this side of Bangkok the Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their new show for 2015 Beauties and the Beats taking the UK to a new level of frantic fun laughter and good times as only the…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Newcastle
The Sabai Pavilion

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are bringing the beat back to Newcastle with their brand new show Beauties and the Beats on Times Square this September The hottest funniest show this side of Bangkok the Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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Dog Fashion Disco
The Cluny

Dog Fashion Disco at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 13 September 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson
The Sage Gateshead

Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 13 September 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 Jethro Tulls Ian…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Jesus Christ Superstar
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Jesus Christ Superstar at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 14 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jesus Christ Superstar liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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Lemar
The Sage Gateshead

Lemar Obika is a Tottenham‐born soul and R&B singer who has enjoyed a string of successful music records and chart success in Britain Europe and Australia.He was noticed back in 2002 on the…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Florence and the Machine
Metro Radio Arena

Florence and the Machine have been going from strength to strength since their chart topping album Lungs in 2009 and unavoidable cover of Youve Got the Love ‐ the latter partly aided by Dizzee Rascal…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Beards
Think Tank

The Beards at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Thursday 17 September 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

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Dinner and Cabaret
Antico

Tickets from £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call 0191 281 2990 to make your reservation. Guests are asked to arrive at 7.30pm and the performance will start at approx 9.30pm once dinner service is complete.Artist : Jason Isaacs…

Location: 14.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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Wolf Alice
Newcastle University

Ellie Rowsell Joel Amey Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie make up the alt‐rock band Wolf Alice who are again playing UK dates and appearing live at music festivals across the country.The four‐piece rock…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Art Garfunkel
The Sage Gateshead

Born in 1941 Art Garfunkel is a Grammy Award‐winning US singer songwriter as well as a Golden Globe nominated actor.You probably know him better as one half of the celebrated folk band Simon…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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G Networking
Grosvenor Casino

G Networking Meeting FREE to attend. Last Thursday of every month 12noon ‐ 2pm. Grosvenor Casino Newcastle. This is a great opportunity to network and build relations with other representatives from SMEs to bluechip companies. Refreshments will be provided and free onsite…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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Michael Palin
The Sage Gateshead

Michael Palin at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Thursday 24 September 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 do…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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Sleaford Mods
Northumbria University Students Union

Sleaford Mods at Northumbria University Students Union in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 25 September 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Michael Buble Tribute
Grosvenor Casino

Chris Tame ‐ Michael Buble Tribute Chris Tame created a Michael Buble Tribute and a Classical Music show that have both enjoyed success with fly back shows to various destinations throughout the world Chiss proudest moments were performing in The…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 603303
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Newcastle Does Vintage
Newcastle Civic Centre

Our vintage fairs are vibrant and fun occasions. If youre after a day full of shopping cakes listening to live music from yesteryear getting snap happy in glorious photo‐booths crafty happenings and much more ‐ then our events are just for you…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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Madness
Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 5.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Big Band Cabaret Night with Jason Isaacs
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Join Jason and the band in this fabulous and newly refurbished venue.We have a range of packages on offer :Standing Tickets £15Seated Tickets £20Dinner Tickets £45 ‐ entry and 2‐course mealVIP Dinner Tickets £55 ‐ entry and 2‐course meal at prime position…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07745 046805
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BIG Walkies Sunderland
Herrington Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Herrington Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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King Charles III
Theatre Royal Newcastle

King Charles III at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 28 September 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…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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The Doppel Gang
Durham Student Union

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn.Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 085158
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God Damn
The Cluny

God Damn at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 29 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch God Damn liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Keith Barry Brain Hacker
Durham Gala Theatre

Keith Barry Brain Hacker at Durham Gala Theatre in Durham on Wednesday 30 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Keith Barry Brain Hacker tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

03
OCT
Durham Does Vintage
Durham Gala Theatre

Our vintage fairs are vibrant and fun occasions. If youre after a day full of shopping cakes listening to live music from yesteryear getting snap happy in glorious photo‐booths crafty happenings and much more ‐ then our events are just for you…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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George The Poet
Newcastle University

George The Poet at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 03 October 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…

Location: 14.4 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: 05/09/2015 04:50:26