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

30
JUL
Frankie Valli Tribute
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Dinner & Show ‐ Last Saturday of the month Two Course Meal Drink from the Bar Free Bet Table tuition Show£15ppEntertainmentBorn in Sacramento California Robin Lee came to the UK at the tender age of 8 and was immediately immersed in the…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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30
JUL
Sense & Sensibility
Auckland Castle

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01388) 743797
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31
JUL
CheekyPop: Heat 2
Arizona

CheekyPop is hereDuring July & August 2016 and in association with Cheesy FM & Arizona Sunderland CheekyPop are staging pop auditions in the North East UK.You will perform for The Cheeky Girls RemixProducer & Cheesy FM presenter Steve Evans plus a surprise…

Location: 12.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07850 241560
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06
AUG
Peter Pan
National Trust Gibside

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01207) 541820
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26
AUG
Primal Scream
Times Square

Scottish alternative rock band Primal scream first appeared on the music scene in 1982. They played a huge part in the 1980s indie pop sound and later developed into a more garage‐type band with undertones…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
AUG
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Auckland Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01388 743797
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27
AUG
Beatles Tribute
Grosvenor Casino

Dinner & Show ‐ Last Saturday of the month7pm or 8.30pm sitting ‐ Show starts approx 10.30pm Two Course Meal Drink from the Bar Free Bet Table tuition Show£15ppHEY JUDE were formed in 1998 in Liverpool and to play a prestigious show…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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27
AUG
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Times Square

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Times Square in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 27 August 2016. 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: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
SEP
Hollywood Bees Present - Best of the Hollies
The Customs House

In 2010 the Hollies entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have had more hits than the Beatles.The Hollywood Bees are regarded as the UKs leading exponents of Hollies Music.The Bees have been invited to tour in Australia and Europe…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01914 541234
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10
SEP
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours-NEWCASTLE 2016
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictablethose sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in NEWCASTLE with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever Yours...x.Under the unique canvas of…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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10
SEP
Newcastle Does Vintage
Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle is one of our most exciting cities and were so happy to be back at the fab Civic Centre for autumnwinter 2016 We have been holding fairs in Newcastle for many years now and theres still no sign of them slowing…

Location: 14.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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15
SEP
Newcastle Online Seller Meetup
Old George Inn

Newcastle Online Seller Meetup is freefor online sellers and retailers. Our events are perfect for any business aiming to grow online nationally or internationally. If you are thinking of starting to sell online you will learn proven strategies and tactics quicker through…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02922 362596
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17
SEP
Mum2mum market Nearly New Sale Dunston
Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide. Come along to Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School on 17th September to buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07545 098091
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18
SEP
G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Forum Theatre

Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests: G4 will join forces with the latest singing…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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18
SEP
NEWCASTLE MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK 2016
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Newcastle music competition are coming to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle. The Newcastle music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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18
SEP
NEWCASTLE SINGING AUDITIONS OPEN MIC UK 2016
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Newcastle singing auditions are coming to The Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle. The Newcastle singing auditions is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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18
SEP
Rat Boy
Newcastle University

Rat Boy at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 18 September 2016. 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: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
SEP
Classic Clapton
Tyne Theatre Opera House

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House in September as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour. Their last performance at the venue was…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08442 491000
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26
SEP
eBay Masterclass Training - Newcastle
Business & IP Centre

This course is specifically designed to ensure that you can grow your online business sales through specialist knowledge of eBay. You will learn simple easy to implement processes which will lead to increased sales through new and repeat business. You will be…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02922 362596
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01
OCT
Feeder
Newcastle University

Welsh RockIndie band Feeder has been enjoying recording success since 1991. The current line‐up now includes Grant Nicholas Taka Hirose and Karl Brazil. Their albums in the mid to late 1990s achieved much critical acclaim.…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Twin Atlantic
Newcastle University

After bursting onto the forefront of the alternative rock scene following their critically acclaimed 2011 album release Free Twin Atlantic are hotly tipped for a huge 2012. With their single of the same name garnering…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
OCT
The Janoskians
Newcastle University

The Janoskians at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 12 October 2016. 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…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
OCT
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Billingham Forum Theatre

Billy Fury was Britains own Elvis ‐ & The girls would go wild for him. 33 years after his untimely death ‐ his own musicians remember him.Last Night Was Made For Love When Will You Say I Love You A Thousand Stars…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01642 552663
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19
OCT
Disney On Ice Frozen
Metro Radio Arena

Disney On Ice Frozen at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it.Our clever system…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
Nickelback
Metro Radio Arena

Nickelback are a group of four Canadian performers who play an emogrunge style of music.Tickets for this event should sell out quickly due to Nickelbacks growing popularity here in the UK so if…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Bear Grylls Endeavour
Metro Radio Arena

Bear Grylls Endeavour at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent youWell BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

27
OCT
Newcastle Oktoberfest 2016.
Centre for Life Times Square,

Welcome to the Newcastle OktoberfestEnjoy the amazing atmosphere at the Newcastle Oktoberfest 27‐30.10.2016. Oktoberfest with German beer food and music is so much fun. Lets make the party of the year in Newcastle. Newcastle Oktoberfest will be on Times Square just in…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02032 391408
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27
OCT
Bad Company
Metro Radio Arena

Bad Company at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 27 October 2016. 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: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Durham Does Vintage
Durham University Students Union

Were back again folks at Durham Students Union in October and November WheyeyNot only will we fill the venue with a vast array of stunning handpicked vintagewe also ensure that our customers experience a really fun and interesting day out…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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06
NOV
WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 06 November 2016. 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

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: 30/07/2016 00:50:01