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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Durham

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Dinner and Cabaret
Adriano's

Back by popular demand Enjoy authentic Sardinian food then sit back and be entertained by your favourite big‐voiced crooner. ALWAYS a fun night.Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call Nicole on 0191 284 9897 to make your reservation or…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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An Evening with Texas
The Sage Gateshead

An Evening with Texas at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 April 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…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sharon Van Etten
The Sage Gateshead

Sharon Van Etten at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 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

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Marc Almond
The Sage Gateshead

Marc Almond is currently on tour celebrating 30 years in the music business he has recently released his album Variet which is the first recording of his own work for 10 years. He first rose…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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While She Sleeps
Newcastle University

After releasing their debut mini‐album titled The North Stands For Nothing metalcore band While She Sleeps had already gathered a large following even before having released a full‐length album. This group from Sheffield England had…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Gary Delaney Purist Tour 2015
Planet Leisure

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 Little…

Location: 11.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01325 310989
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PLANET CIRCUS THE WOW FACTOR
BATLEYS CAR BOOT SITE

Planet Circus The Wow Factor in Chester Le Street.Dont miss Britains number one family circus and its brand new 2015 super showFeaturing everything a traditional circus has with spectacular thrilling stunt action that will wow audiences of all ages. Presenting the worlds…

Location: 6.8 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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Nick Cave
The Sage Gateshead

Nicolas Edward Cave is the legendary Australian frontman from the Gothic group known as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. This musician composer screenwriter songwriter author and film actor was born on the 22nd of…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
MAY
Al Stewart
The Sage Gateshead

Al Stewart at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 03 May 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

04
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The Vamps Union J
Metro Radio Arena

The Vamps Union J at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 04 May 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
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Betway Premier League Darts 2015
Metro Radio Arena

Betway Premier League Darts 2015 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 07 May 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…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

09
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Jason Isaacs in Concert @ The Biscuit Factory
The Biscuit Factory

Jason Isaacs and The Ambassadors of Swing perform their annual Swing Fever show in the brand new state of the art function suite at The Biscuit Factory.Reacting to our fans requests for a dance floor we have decided to hold our next…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07745 046805
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Chris de Burgh
The Sage Gateshead

Christopher John Davidson 61 is Argentinean born yet an IrishBritish singer‐songwriter of huge worldwide success. Perhaps most famed for his Lady in Red single of 1986 and his Christmas single A Spaceman Came Travelling he…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
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S Club 7
Metro Radio Arena

S Club 7 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 09 May 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch S Club 7 liveIts knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
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Slaves
The Cluny

Slaves at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 11 May 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: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
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The Producers
Sunderland Empire

The Producers at Sunderland Empire in Sunderland on Monday 11 May 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: 12 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

15
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Lulu
The Sage Gateshead

Lulu at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 15 May 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: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
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Dinner and Rat Pack Cabaret
Loch Fyne

Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call 0191 255 9320 to make your reservation. Guests are asked to arrive at 7pm and the performance will start at approx 9pm once dinner service is complete.The show will include all your…

Location: 16.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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Take That
Metro Radio Arena

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world.Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011.Tickets…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mark Knopfler
Metro Radio Arena

One of the most respected rock guitarists Mark Knopfler is today a true benchmark forfans of his genre. Rewarded with an Edison Award in Holland and a Steiger prize in Germany for his outstanding achievements…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Folklore, Legends & Myths Artisan Weekend
Bede's World

FOLKLORE LEGENDS & MYTHS are back for a SECOND YEAR3 Days Event. 10am ‐ 5pm dailyStalls Indoors & Outdoors with Live Music Storytelling Demonstrations Artisan Crafts Gifts Art and Foodsfrom around the world to delight and tantalise to eat there or take…

Location: 15.1 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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25
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Derren Brown
Sunderland Empire

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England.While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
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Foo Fighters
Stadium of Light

American alt‐rock band Foo Fighters was originally formed by Dave Grohl Nirvana drummer back in 1994 as a solo project once the band was dissolved. Having taken their name from unidentified flying objects by Allied…

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Kaiser Chiefs Fool Fighters
Stadium of Light

Kaiser Chiefs Fool Fighters at Stadium Of Light in Sunderland on Monday 25 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Kaiser Chiefs Fool Fighters tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 12.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
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Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular
Metro Radio Arena

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 28 May 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: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
The Stand Comedy Club

Direct from last years Edinburgh FestivalZoe Lyons critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristols Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01315 587272
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5 Seconds of Summer
Metro Radio Arena

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school.After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
The Magic of Motown
Sunderland Empire

The Magic of Motown at Sunderland Empire in Sunderland on Thursday 04 June 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…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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John Barrowman
The Sage Gateshead

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
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Elvis Costello
The Sage Gateshead

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 13.5 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: 26/04/2015 07:38:48