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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Restaurants in Durham

Restaurants in Durham

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Forthcoming events in Durham

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Durham Book Fair
Durham School

The Durham Book Fair has a new venue and an extra date for 2016. Our first fair is on Saturday 13th February and over 30 book dealers selling a wide selection of prints maps and ephemera rare and secondhand books on every…

Location: 0.1 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01325 469449
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Sum 41
Newcastle University

Sum 41 at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Monday 15 February 2016. 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: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
FEB
Sum 41 Kerrang Tour 2016
Newcastle University

Sum 41 Kerrang Tour 2016 at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Monday 15 February 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Sum…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
FEB
TOM STADE Youre Welcome! UK Tour 2015/101
TOM STADE Youre Welcome! UK Tour 2015/1016

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03000 266600
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18
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Patience
Tyne Theatre Opera House

Meet Reggie Bunthorne an egotistical 1950s schoolboy who grabs the girls attention with his sleek good looks and his Rock and Roll rebel act. All the boys hate him. All the girls love him. That is except for Patience a carefree bookish…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01912 431171
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Dynamo
Metro Radio Arena

Dynamo at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 18 February 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Dynamo live in the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
FEB
G Networking
Grosvenor Casino

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

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: 01912 211660
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27
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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…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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27
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Whitney Houston Tribute
Grosvenor Casino

Dinner and Show Last Saturday of every month Dinner and Show Two course Meal Drink and ShowFebruary Menu Starters Soup of the Day Cheesy Garlic Mushrooms Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings Main Course King Prawn Noodles…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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27
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Theory of a Deadman
Newcastle University

Theory of a Deadman at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday 27 February 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Theory of…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
MAR
Power Business Breakfast
Grosvenor Casino

Forward ladies has been established for 15 years and is moving at a fast pace into one of the leading organisations for recognising women in business. Through our national awards programme regular events which connect likeminded business women peer support and mentoring…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: 01912 211660
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06
MAR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Tyne Theatre Opera House

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 431171
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10
MAR
X Factor Live
Metro Radio Arena

You've watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour. That's right X Factor fans our final eight are coming to a stage near you in February 2014 ‐…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAR
Wet Wet Wet
Metro Radio Arena

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1'sWith A Little Help From My Friends' 1988; Goodnight Girl' 1991; and Love Is All Around' 1994 the Glasgow lads have made…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
Ellie Goulding
Metro Radio Arena

Elena Jane Goulding has her own unique blend of informal indie‐pop. On the music scene since 2008 she recently won the Critics Choice Awards at the 2010 BRITS. She writes and sings her own material…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
TechUG Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle

With increasing workloads and demands on our time the cost of attending an event and taking a day out of the office can be a big challenge. As fellow end users the team at Technology.UG totally understand the challenges you face at…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: +447515 637905
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17
MAR
Little Mix
Metro Radio Arena

Little Mix are one of those bands that has had a rather unconventional career compared to most bands ‐ with their autobiography 'Ready to Fly' and a line of dolls and merchandise released before they…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
80's Invasion Tour
Newcastle City Hall

The 80s are backTony Denton Promotions bring together four of the decades most memorable artists to tour together for the first time ever. The 80s Invasion tour features the cream of music from the some of the most popular artists…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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23
MAR
Sunset Sons
Newcastle University

Sunset Sons at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Wednesday 23 March 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Sunset Sons tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
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Jack Garratt
Newcastle University

Jack Garratt at Newcastle University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Monday 04 April 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jack Garratt live in…

Location: 14.4 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
APR
The Vamps
Metro Radio Arena

The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips.They have been causing a stir everywhere they go with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. Now they announce their first…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Jeff Lynnes ELO
Metro Radio Arena

Jeff Lynnes ELO at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 14 April 2016. 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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

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WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 20 April 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

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WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 20 April 2016. 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: Sports

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Macklemore Ryan Lewis
Metro Radio Arena

Macklemore Ryan Lewis at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 22 April 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Riverdance
Metro Radio Arena

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

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APR
Dean Martin Jnr
The Forum Theatre, Queensway

While there could be only one Dean Martin his youngest son Ricci has put together a new and exciting show which will take you on a walk down memory lane. Singing many of his fathers hit songs like Memories Are Made of…

Location: 16.4 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 851261
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Harlem Globetrotters
Metro Radio Arena

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

06
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The Sessions
Metro Radio Arena

The Sessions at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 06 May 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

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: 13/02/2016 17:01:21