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

15
DEC
Festive Networking at Grosvenor
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Wrap up 2017 with a bit festive networking at GrosvenorAs 2017 draws to an end we hope this year has been a success for you all. Grosvenor would like to invite you to our festive event to enjoy some great food fabulous…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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15
DEC
Phoenix Duo Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Phoenix Duo Bringing you a mixture of songs from throughout the decades from Bonnie Tyler Jenifer Hudson Phil Collins Bryan Adams Meatloaf & The Temptations.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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16
DEC
All Clare's Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Claire Louise Jones‐ All Clares experience and skills come together in her solo cabaret to create a modern high energy show featuring a great mix of old and new material Everything from 70s party music to current chart hits Guaranteeing to keep…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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22
DEC
After Midnights Christmas Party
The Cluny 2

After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 22 December 2017.The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street Ouseburn.Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm.Tickets are £10 available in advance…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 304474
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22
DEC
Leroy Vickers Christmas party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Leroy Vickers is very proud to offer his unique style which creates the ultimate Party Atmosphere singing different genres from all decades to current day music.Get in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01912 211660
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23
DEC
Christmas Eve party
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Danielle Grace Williams performs an explosion of some of the Worlds most outstanding female artistesGet in the festive spirit with us at Grosvenor Casino NewcastleThree‐Course Dinner MenuSunday to Thursday £20 per personFriday and Saturday £30 per personDont forget to subscribe to our…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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31
DEC
NYE feat Blues brothers with twisted soul
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Come and celebrate the New year with us at Grosvenor for an evening filled with food fun & entertainmentPerformance from Blues brothers with twisted soul followed by Live DJ until 5amNEW YEARS EVE GALA DINNER £34.95ppThree courses & a glass of Prosecco…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01912 211660
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09
JAN
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Sunderland to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 11.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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24
JAN
Recruitment Open Day!
Newcastle City Centre

Do you want to work with the likes of Facebook Oculus Rift VR and Monster EnergyWe at Elevate Staffing specialise in staffing events promotions and festivals for all the top brands across the UK With exciting brand campaigns in the pipeline for…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: 02071 830303
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26
JAN
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Sunderland Empire

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATA.Starring the international…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713022
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27
JAN
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Sunderland Empire

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713022
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27
JAN
George Michael tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Join us to celebrate the musical legend George Michael in a spell‐binding spectacle of his songs We will take you back to Wham days and beyond FAITH to all the incredible number ones from Georges later catalogue.Our Dinner & Shows are changing…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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27
JAN
Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience Day
Wine Unearthed Newcastle

Our Newcastle Wine‐Tasting Courses make for great days out in the North East ‐ learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a full Wine Tasting Experience…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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27
JAN
The North East Wedding Fair
Metro Radio Arena

The Ultimate day out for wedding inspiration. The North East Wedding Fair is back at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle from 27th28th January.The North East fair is ideally located for brides and grooms‐to‐be from Tyne & Wear Northumberland…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728598
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03
FEB
Soul & Motown Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

If you love the sounds of Gospel Soul & Motown classics then you will love selections of songs that Steve Williamson sings at each performance Our Dinner & Shows are changing for 2018 Due to the popularity of our Dinner & Show…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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08
FEB
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms

Newcastle Speed DatingHow speed dating in Newcastle worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newcastle. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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13
FEB
Psychic Switch - Newcastle
The Copthorne Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Tues 13th Feb 2018 at the Millennium Copthorne Hotel Newcastle…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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24
FEB
Sister Act Live Choir
Newcastle City Hall

See the brilliant film Sister Act like never before on a large screen whilst a live 30‐piece gospel choir and band accompanies the on‐screen nuns sing hit songs from the filmWatch the feel‐good musical film as the Uplifted Voices choir featured on…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: Email
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03
MAR
Ed Sheeran tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

This is not your regular tribute our Ed Sheeran Tribute Act aims to give you the full Ed Sheeran Experience Featuring beat‐boxing rapping & vocal effects where every song performed is its own show and created live on stage. Our Dinner &…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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07
MAR
Psychic Switch - Sunderland
Best Western Roker Hotel

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Wed 7th March 2018 at the BW Roker Hotel Sunderland…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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09
MAR
Foreverland comes to Newcastle: Bass, Garage and G
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25 Cities : 30000 People : 1 Magical AdventureOur magical touring circus is coming to Newcastle.. Join us on an adventure through music time and space as we discover a new realm of the surreal. Merging debauchery and the paranormal ‐ when…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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21
JUL
Rough Runner North East
Lambton Estate

Welcome to our world of teamwork fun and incredible unique obstacles.Ever watched a TV game show and thought Id love to try that Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle racesEither way youre in the right place now…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 00000 000000
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09
SEP
Great North Run 2018 (Wait list only)
Start line

Join Action for M.E. for the Great North Run 2018 and help raise funds and awareness for a little understood life stealing Neurological condition affecting approximatly 250000 men women and children in the UK.Register now for our 2018 team and be first…

Location: 15.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01179 279551
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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: 13/12/2017 16:54:21