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

01
JUN
Planet Crcus the wow factor!!
Temple Park Centre

The worlds most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Splitting Globe of Death with 8 motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph This act has to be seen to be believed. The Faltyny Family amaze with their amazing…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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11
JUN
Wuthering Heights
Washington Old Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01914 166879
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12
JUN
Sunderland Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K and 10K
Silksworth Sports Complex

Go Dad Run was created in 2013 by former world champion athlete Colin Jackson to raise awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.The first ever Go Dad Run 5K and 10K races in Sunderland will take place at the Silksworth Sports…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02081 440797
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12
JUN
Barry Manilow
Metro Radio Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea. However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUN
Naughty Nancy
Newcastle University

Oh it is a dull world without a man and nobody knows this better than the students of an all‐girls university. However when Nancy finds herself enamoured with Lord Valentine madness ensues as her Aunt does everything in her power to prevent…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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16
JUN
Nicholas McCarthy One Handed Pianist Tour - Durham
Department of Music

See Nicholas McCarthy the worlds only one‐handed star pianist play a dazzling concert of repertoire from his classical chart topping Warner Classics Album ‐ Solo. Call 0800 411 8881 for tickets.Nicholas McCarthy was born in 1989 without his right hand and only…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07967 465589
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18
JUN
Mum2mum market Nearly New Sale Dunston
Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide. Come along to Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School on 18th June to buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07545 098091
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24
JUN
Derren Brown
Theatre Royal Newcastle

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England. While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
JUL
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Playhouse Whitley Bay

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: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08442 481588
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16
JUL
Mum2mum market Nearly New Sale Blaydon
Blaydon Youth and Community Centre

Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales of baby and childrens goods running nationwide which are launching in Gateshead in May Buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens maternity and pregnancy goods and equipment at a fraction of their high street…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07545 098091
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23
JUL
Monica Michael and Supporting Artists
Rainton Meadows Arena

T20 Promotions Presents Live Music From The Rainton Meadows Arena Doors Open ‐ 6pm First Act On Stage 7pm Age Restriction ‐ under 18s must be accompanied with a paying adult Dress code : ‐ Smart andamp casual. Please Dress to impress.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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29
JUL
After Midnight unplugged
Porters Coffee House

Mike Hall and Dave Robson from well‐known local band After Midnight will be taking time off from their Classic Clapton UK Tour to perform a rare acoustic set at Porters Coffee House on Friday 29 July. Tickets £7.00. Their previous appearances…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 586100
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29
JUL
FatBoy Slim
Times Square

FatBoy Slim at Times Square in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 29 July 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 including…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
AUG
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Auckland Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01388 743797
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10
SEP
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours-NEWCASTLE 2016
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictable those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in NEWCASTLE with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever Yours...x.Under the unique canvas of…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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23
SEP
Classic Clapton
Tyne Theatre Opera House

CLASSIC CLAPTON the Worlds No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front‐man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House in September as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour. Their last performance at the venue was…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08442 491000
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07
OCT
Counterfeit Seventies Show
PlayHouse Theatre

The Counterfeit Seventies comes to the Playhouse for the very first time this OctoberHaving toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music and everything…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08442 481588
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19
OCT
Disney On Ice Frozen
Metro Radio Arena

Disney On Ice Frozen at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 19 October 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…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
Nickelback
Metro Radio Arena

Nickelback are a group of four Canadian performers who play an emogrunge style of music. Tickets for this event should sell out quickly due to Nickelbacks growing popularity here in the UK so if…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Bear Grylls Endeavour
Metro Radio Arena

Bear Grylls Endeavour at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
WWE Live
Metro Radio Arena

WWE Live at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday 06 November 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: 7.7 miles away
Category: Sports

01
DEC
Michael Ball Alfie Boe
Metro Radio Arena

Michael Ball Alfie Boe at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 01 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Michael Ball Alfie Boe tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
DEC
Elton John
Metro Radio Arena

Elton John is one of the top selling musical artists of all time and this fantastic musician is on his tour which is bound to sell out at all venues across the UK. Definitely…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
DEC
Andr Rieu
Metro Radio Arena

Andr Rieu at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 14 December 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 at…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
DEC
After Midnight’s Christmas Party
The Cluny 2

After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 16 December. The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street Ouseburn. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 available in advance from…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01912 304474
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16
DEC
Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016
Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016 at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 16 December 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Metro Radio Christmas Live 2016 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
DEC
Status Quo
Metro Radio Arena

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
FEB
Jack Whitehall
Metro Radio Arena

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
MAR
Russell Howard Round the World
Metro Radio Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 24 March 2017. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
APR
Diversity
Metro Radio Arena

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 7.7 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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