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

23
MAY
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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07922 301035
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23
MAY
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Theatre Royal Newcastle

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 23 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
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 you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
MAY
Don McLean
The Sage Gateshead

Donald McLean famously known as don Mclean the famous American song writer and singer from New Rochelle New york famous for his album American pie containing hit songs like American pie and Vincent performed…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAY
Four Course Homemade Carvery Sunday Lunch
Kirkley Hall

Enjoy a delicious four course homemade carvery lunchin the beautiful surroundings of Kirkley Hall. Tables available to book anytime between 12 noon and 2.00pm£16.50 per adult £8.25 per child This is a popular event so booking is essential.…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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01
JUN
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
The Stand Comedy Club

Direct from last year's Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons' critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter' is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristol's Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01315 587272
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02
JUN
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: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
JUN
Puttin on the Ritz
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Puttin on the Ritz at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 02 June 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Puttin on the Ritz tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
JUN
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: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
JUN
The Importance of Being Earnest
Theatre Royal Newcastle

The Importance of Being Earnest Directed by Lucy Bailey Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest stars The Bunbury Company of Players comprising Rosalind Ayres Outnumbered New Tricks God…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
JUN
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: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Bill Viola
Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle are delighted to present a new exhibition of four individual works by the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Bill Viola. Earth Martyr Air Martyr Fire Martyr and Water Martyr all 2014 will all be on public display from 12 June to…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01388 743750
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12
JUN
Circus Circus Summer Ball
Lumley Castle

Raising funds towards Hope 4 Kidz and Matthews Milestone4 course gourmet mealLive EntertainmentDiscoFairground GamesRaffles Auctions and Mystery Door Prize Tickets £52.50 or a table of 10 £500Lumley Castle Hotel County Durham£95 B&B per courtyard room Contact us on 0191 5347788 or email…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01915 347788
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14
JUN
Kirkley 1 Day Event Affiliated to British Eventing
Kirkley Hall

After a highly acclaimed launch event the eagerly awaited Kirkley Hall Horse Trials returns for a second year. There will be much course development including a new water complex.This is sure to be a great day out for all the family watching…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01670 841235
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14
JUN
The Great North Plant Sale: Plant Heritage N.East
Kirkley Hall

Come to Kirkley Hall to enjoy an array of plants grown in the North East by Plant Heritage members many of which are rare and unusual you can also look forwardto free horticultural advice and a range of refreshments. Entry £2pp…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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15
JUN
Twelve Angry Men
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Tom Conti Jeff Fahey William Gaminara and Robert Vaughn lead a star cast in ‘the classiest most intelligent drama in the West End’ – Sunday Telegraph.  Twelve jurors have murder on their minds and a…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
JUN
Lord of the Dance
The Sage Gateshead

Lord of the Dance at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 19 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Lord of the Dance live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
JUN
England vs New Zealand 5th ODI
Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground

England vs New Zealand 5th ODI at Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground in Durham on Saturday 20 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Sports

21
JUN
Father's Day Four Course Carvery Sunday Lunch
Kirkley Hall

Treat that special someone to a delicious homemade carvery Sunday lunch and celebrate Fathers day with friends and family in the gorgeous surroundings of Kirkley Hall. Enjoy four courses for only £16.50 per adult and £8.25 per child.This is a popular event…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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21
JUN
Kirkley Hall Human Trials Adventure Run
Kirkley Hall

Join us here at Kirkley Hall for the Human Trials Adventure Run. Test yourself on the Horse Trials Course taking on the same obstacles over the same 5K distance but with a few surprises to test your nerve including our Zip Slide…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01670 841235
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23
JUN
Oklahoma
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Oklahoma at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 23 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: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
JUN
Swing into Spring @ Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle
Jesmond Dene House

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

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 131831
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26
JUN
Gladys Knight
The Sage Gateshead

Gladys Knight at The Sage Gateshead in Gateshead on Friday 26 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 Ticketmaster…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUL
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Theatre Royal Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 01 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 Peter…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUL
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: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Extreme Torque show
Nissan Plant

Come and join the Extreme Team for some general chaos and destruction on Sunday 5th July. With three diverse arenas Urban Arena Extreme Arena and Torque Arena were sure to have something for everyone.Whether youre a fan of drifting monster…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08444 771000
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05
JUL
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Kirkley Hall

Follow the White Rabbit down the rabbits hole to join in the fun at our Mad Hatters Tea Party. Full of magical surprises garden games and a delicious Eat Me' afternoon feast. Mad Hats or bunny ears are a…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01670 841235
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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

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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