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

27
APR
CIBSE BIM Roadshow: Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

For all the publicity surrounding BIM and the Government requirement for the use of BIM Level 2 on its contracts many working across the construction supply chain still lack real understanding of BIM; competence in the processes; and knowledge of its application…

Location: 13.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02087 723627
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28
APR
Boy George tribute Dinner & Show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Keith George alias The Boy George Experience performs all over the world. A unique tribute act that goes from strength to strength and is the only singer that comes anywhere near sounding exactly like Boy George Keith performs all the Culture Club…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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06
MAY
Baby & Childrens nearly new sale
Longfield Academy Of Sport

Need to declutter Want to turn your goods into cash Stalls are NOW AVAILABLE to book for our DARLINGTON mum2mum Market.As a seller you can sell any good quality nearly new baby childrens and maternity items.So why not have a…

Location: 15.5 milesaway
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07986 706266
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06
MAY
WHICKHAM Mum2mum Market Nearly New Sale
Whickham School & Sports College

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide. Come along to Whickham School & Sports College to buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of their…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07545 098091
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07
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Sunderland Empire Theatre

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 12 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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13
MAY
Professor Brian Cox Live
Metro Radio Arena

Now coming to even more venues across UK and Ireland in Spring 2017 its the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time delving into high science…

Location: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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13
MAY
Professor Brian Cox
Metro Radio Arena

Professor Brian Cox at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 13 May 2017. 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: Miscellaneous

25
MAY
Newcastle Online Seller Meetup
Broadacre House ( # Room 0.8)

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: 14 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01613 272923
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25
MAY
The Sessions
Metro Radio Arena

The Sessions at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 25 May 2017. 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: 13.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
Gatsby Show & Dinner
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Hayley has taken a leap into the post‐modernjukebox idiom‐ The songs are modern classics performed in a smoky speakeasy lounge‐style. Hayleys superb vocals and image just shine to give you the Gatsby show.Wondering what the Gatsby show is all about Take a…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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04
JUN
Sunderland Race for Life 5k and 10k
Herrington Country Park

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.A 5k is great for all ages. Run jog or…

Location: 8.1 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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08
JUN
Speed Dating in Newcastle
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

How 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 of the Speed Dating…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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11
JUN
Gateshead Race for Life 5k
Saltwell Park

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.A 5k is great for all ages. Run jog or…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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24
JUN
County Durham Race for Life Pretty Muddy
Riverside Park

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters. So which event is for you A 5k is…

Location: 5.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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24
JUN
Rod Stewart tribute Dinner & show
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

Dave Springfield presents a tribute to a true legend.A Night On The Town incorporates everything you wouldexpect to see and hear at a genuine Rod Stewart concert.Featuring all the hits from an incredible career spanning5 decades Dave performs with same passion and…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 211660
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26
JUN
eBay Masterclass Training - Newcastle
Business & IP Centre ( Room #8 )

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: 01613 272923
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02
JUL
Durham Race for Life 5k
St Leonard's Sports Fields

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny mattersA 5k is great for all ages. Run jog or…

Location: 1 mileaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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07
JUL
Marras Festival
Houghall campus

Over 150000 people gather for the Durham Miners Gala every year.Its the biggest community and trade union event in the world.And now weve added a great value weekend festival.Its your chance to see some of the best bands while experiencing the phenomenal…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08435 573940
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08
JUL
Newcastle Race for Life Pretty Muddy
Town Moor

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for you All are happening in…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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09
JUL
Newcastle Race for Life 5k and 10k
Town Moor

Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UKs life‐saving research. Just by signing up youll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200 every penny matters.So which event is for you All are happening in…

Location: 14.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 03001 230770
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26
JUL
Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Mat
Northumbria University (conference venue)

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 7467 043350
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09
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Times Square

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 13.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
NOV
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Newcastle

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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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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Updated: 26/04/2017 04:45:39