What's on inStanley

Welcome to Stanley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Stanley - 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 Stanley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Stanley

08
JUL
Jane Eyre
Durham Gala Theatre

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03000 266600
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08
JUL
Rufus Wainwright
Playhouse

Rufus Wainwright is of CanadianAmerican singer‐songwriter and has to date recorded 6 studio albums. His debut was Rufus Wainwright in 1998 and his latest was All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu in 2010. His…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
Show of Hands
Kirkley Hall

Singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer embark on a 12‐date BACKLOG tour 12‐29 October a retrospective trawl through their vast and brilliant back catalogue peppered with anthems and standards and doubtless some…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
The Proms on the Lawn
Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall are hosting their very own night at the proms including the vocal talents of Rachel Dyson and live music from Ellington Colliery Band ranging from modern hits to old classics.Sit back relax and enjoy the show amongst the beautiful surroundings…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01670 841235
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10
JUL
Jack Savoretti
Playhouse

Jack Savoretti at Playhouse in Whitley Bay on Friday 10 July 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 best seats at the best prices…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Annie
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Annie at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 11 July 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Annie live in the…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JUL
Young Guns
Think Tank

English alternative rock group 'Young Guns' hail from High Wycombe Buckinghamshire. Their debut album was released in 2010 and titled 'All Our Kings are Dead'. The success of this album lead to sell‐out tours across…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUL
An Audience with Faye Tozer
Bonbar, Assembly Rooms

Faye is best known for her role within STEPS where she was 1 of five young performers who travelled the world together during their 5 years as a group. Together they topped single and album charts in the UK Japan Australia Europe…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07745 046805
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19
JUL
Dinner and Cabaret with JASON ISAACS
Adrianos

Prepare to be stirred into a frenzy by the all‐time high‐kicking anthem New York New York shaken up by some of Elviss greats and serenaded with beautiful classics like Beyond The Sea and Mr Bojangles.Smooth and effortless with an electric stage persona…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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21
JUL
Sister Act
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Whoopi is back in the habit for 3 weeks only from 10 August as Mother Superior at the London Palladium in the fantastic show Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier is witness…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
JUL
The Secret Garden
Gibside

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01207 541820
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25
JUL
North East Koi Club - Koi, Bonsai and Craft Show
Kirkley Hall

The aim of this event is to help people understand why Koi Carp are so valuable and why they are known as living jewels. Many of the koi on display will have made an incredible journey to attend the event and are…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01670 841235
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26
JUL
Dinner and Rat Pack Cabaret with Jason Isaacs
Loch Fyne

Indulge your seafood cravings with the freshest fish and inspired menus 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 0191 255 9320 to make your reservation.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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26
JUL
Kirkley Hall Carvery Sunday Lunch
Kirkley Hall

Enjoy a delicious four course homemade carvery lunch with family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkley Hall. Only £16.50 adults and £8.25 children. This is a popular event so booking is essential. …

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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29
JUL
Badly Drawn Boy
The Sage Gateshead

Lancashire lad Damon Gough from Bolton is the talent behind Badly Drawn Boy. The name comes from a TV character in Sam and His Magic Ball viewed and enjoyed by Gough back in 1995.…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
AUG
Peter Pan
Playhouse

Peter Pan at Playhouse in Whitley Bay on Wednesday 05 August 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Peter Pan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
AUG
'World of Wine' Newcastle Wine Tasting Experience
Wine Unearthed

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 Experience…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 808367
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16
AUG
Lazy Big Band Sunday @ Hoochie Coochie
Hoochie Coochie

Join Jason and the boys in Newcastle's favourite Jazz Club The show will include all your swing classics a sprinkling of Elvis some jump jive and wailing and always a couple of surprises. Doors 4pm show 5pm Warren's funk and soul DJ…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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23
AUG
Kirkley Hall Big Family Day Out
Kirkley Hall

Join us for our 2015 Big Family Day Out where you can enjoy an adrenaline filled treetop adventure on our High Ropes and Zip Slide or head down to our forest challenge zone to test your aim with archery clay pigeon shooting…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01670 841235
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28
AUG
Spandau Ballet
Newcastle Racecourse

Spandau Ballet at Newcastle Racecourse in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 28 August 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…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
SEP
The Sound of Music
Theatre Royal Newcastle

The Sound of Music at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 01 September 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
SEP
Cud
Think Tank

Cud at Think Tank in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday 04 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Cud tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
SEP
Traditional Afternoon Tea with live pianist
Kirkley Hall

Join us at Kirkley Hall for a Traditional Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings. You can enjoy a selection of homemade cakes freshly cut sandwiches and scones served with your choice of tea or coffee in our Banqueting room whilst live…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01670 841235
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06
SEP
UK Cycling Events
Kirkley Hall

Starting from the stunning Kirkley Hall you will be guaranteed quiet roads from the offset. The route heads North West straight into the amazing Northumberland National Park where the sportive is centred. For more information see www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01670 841235
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06
SEP
Richard Thompson
The Sage Gateshead

Richard Thompson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 06 September 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…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
SEP
Andrew Combs
The Cluny 2

Andrew Combs at The Cluny 2 in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 11 September 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 best seats at…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
SEP
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
The Sabai Pavilion

The hottest funniest show this side of Bangkok the Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their new show for 2015 Beauties and the Beats taking the UK to a new level of frantic fun laughter and good times as only the…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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13
SEP
Dog Fashion Disco
The Cluny

Dog Fashion Disco at The Cluny in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 13 September 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 best seats at…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
SEP
Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson
The Sage Gateshead

Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Sunday 13 September 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jethro Tulls Ian…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
SEP
Jesus Christ Superstar
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Jesus Christ Superstar at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 14 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jesus Christ Superstar live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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…

Tanfield Railway

World's oldest exisiting railway, originally opened in 1725. 3 mile steam passenger railway between Sunniside, Causey Arch and East Tanfield. Loco and carriage collection and Britiain's oldest engine shed built in 1854.Open: Daily 10am ‐ 5pmTrain Times: Summer Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday and Wednesday…

Bowes Railway

Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section was designed by George Stephenson and opened on 17 January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways.It was 15…

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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