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

23
OCT
Dani de Morn Trio to pay tribute to Paco de Luci
Sage Gateshead

Dani de Morn Trio to pay tribute to Paco de Lucia at the North East Guitar Festival 2014No stranger to classical guitar fans around the world Dani de Morn is one of the very best young flamenco guitarists in Spain today. He…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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23
OCT
Jim Davidson
The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Jim Davidson has made a name for himself not only as a comedian but as a TV presenter and actor also. He was awarded an OBE for his tireless services to British forces overseas visiting…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
Three Little Pigs
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Following the fantastic sell‐out success of Ugly Duckling Northern Ballet is delighted to announce our latest ballet especially for children Three Little Pigs.Three little pigs set out into the world. The first pig decides to build a house of straw the second…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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24
OCT
Asking Alexandria
O2 Academy Newcastle

Asking Alexandria is a British metal core band that has their roots in Dubai one of the most unlikely locations to serve as a starting point for such a band.Their founder Ben Bruce…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

24
OCT
Paolo Nutini
Metro Radio Arena

24 year old Paolo Nutini has seen huge success in recent years both in Britain and across the world. He is a Scottish singersongwriter of Italian descent and first burst onto the music scene in…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
Ed Sheeran
Metro Radio Arena

Ed Sheeran is an English singer songwriter from Halifax in West Yorkshire. Ed moved to London in 2008 to play gigs in small venues playing every day to audiences as few as five people. In…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
John Cooper Clarke
The Sage Gateshead

Becoming famous during the punk rock era in the late 70's when he was known as The Punk Poet John Cooper Clarke's career has spanned FIFTY years bringing poetry to non‐traditional audiences and influencing musicians…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
Sam Smith
O2 Academy Newcastle

Sam Smith appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear at O2 Academy Newcastle on Saturday 25 October 2014.For ticket prices to watch Sam Smith at O2 Academy Newcastle see the list of tickets available for Sam Smith.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

26
OCT
Dinner and Cabaret
Adriano's

Tickets are £35 each including a delicious three‐course meal. Call Peter on 0191 284 6464 to make your reservation or visit their website for more information. We also have a Christmas NightAdrianos on Sunday 7th Decemberbookings being taken…

Location: 16.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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26
OCT
FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR
ne6 suite

Fantastic day out for al the family of all ages great stands filled with arts vintage jewellery fashions gifts chocolate home wares retro goodies and more Fab vintage style tea room with home baking and more.Entertainment from three live performers…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07779 342782
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26
OCT
British Sea Power
The Sage Gateshead

British Sea Power are a six‐piece band variously originating from Cumbria Yorkshire Ealing and Shropshire and are currently based in East Sussex and on the Isle Of Skye. In 2013 ten years on from their…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Chimaira
The Cluny

The heavy metal music scene has seen the entry of various bands recently and it has become really difficult for bands to sound fresh and keep the fans interested. If there is one band that…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

26
OCT
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Sage Gateshead

Kenny Wayne Shepherd at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 26 October 2014. 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 the…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Nick Mulvey
The Sage Gateshead

Nick Mulvey at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Monday 27 October 2014. 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

28
OCT
Johnny Marr
O2 Academy Newcastle

Johnny Marr at O2 Academy Newcastle in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 28 October 2014. 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: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
OCT
Sheryl Crow
The Sage Gateshead

Born in 1962 Sheryl Crow is a hugely popular American singer‐songwriter record producer and actress. She claims to love anything with a drum beat and is popular for her own fusion of pop‐rock with folk…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Katy B
O2 Academy Newcastle

Katy Bs debut album On A Mission was released at the beginning of April and featuring the singles Katy On A Mission Perfect Stranger Lights On feat. Ms. Dynamite and Broken Record.…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
Neil Sedaka
The Sage Gateshead

His legions of fans will be delighted that the ever‐popular Neil Sedaka is visiting Britain again.Neil began penning hits over half a century ago. At the outset of his career in the 1950s he was…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
3T
Metro Radio Arena

3T appears live in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland at Metro Radio Arena on Thursday 30 October 2014.For ticket prices to watch 3T at Metro Radio Arena see the list of tickets available for 3T.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Blue
Metro Radio Arena

Blue at Metro Radio Arena live on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Blue at Metro Radio Arena see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Damage
Metro Radio Arena

Damage at Metro Radio Arena live on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland.For tickets to see Damage at Metro Radio Arena see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
Gregory Porter
The Sage Gateshead

Gregory Porter born November 1971 is a Grammy Award winning American jazz vocalist songwriter and actor. Gregory Porter won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album Liquid Spirit.…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Scott Matthew
The Cluny 2

Scott Matthew at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 30 October 2014. 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…

Location: 14 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
The Big Reunion
Metro Radio Arena

The Big ReunionA British reality‐documentary series that started on ITV2 this show features chart‐topping bands who were at the top of their game as well as the charts in the 90s and 2000s.Winning…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
The Big Reunion Concert
Metro Radio Arena

The Big Reunion Concert performs live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle Upon Tyne Northumberland on Thursday 30 October 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for The Big Reunion Concert at Metro Radio Arena now.…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Halloween Banquet
Lumley Castle

It is all Hallows Eve at the Castle. Enjoy a night of haunted fun.End Time: 23:59…

Location: 5.7 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01913 891111
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01
NOV
Band of Skulls
Think Tank

Alternative rock group Band of Skulls consists of Emma Richardson vocals Russell Marsden guitar and Matt Hayward drums.Having met at college the band have grown from strength to strength having started their music…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
Jon Richardson
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live at the Apollo is taking his new show Funny Magnet across the UK.With a sell‐out run at…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
NOV
Jon Richardson Nidiot
Newcastle City Hall

Jon Richardson Nidiot will be performing live Comedy at Newcastle City Hall on the Saturday 01 November 2014 in Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear.Buy tickets for Jon Richardson Nidiot online.…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
NOV
Newcastle United vs Liverpool FC
St. James' Park Stadium

Newcastle United vs Liverpool FC at St. James Park Stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 01 November 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get…

Location: 14.1 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: 23/10/2014 17:59:12