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The Annual Lobster Charity Ball 2019

17 May 2019

Ticket Price £145.00+VAT Per Person

Enjoy an exquisite evening of canapés followed by our new Lobster Surf & Turf gourmet menu brought to you by the Award Winning Chefs from the Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill, complimentary bottle of wine per person and free-flowing lager and beer.

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Hit the North Festival

05 May 2019

Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan, The Blinders, Catherine McGrath, Blaenavon and Dylan Cartlidge have been confirmed as the first wave of heavyweight acts that are set to perform next year's Hit the North Festival in Newcastle.

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Jess Glynne

02 August 2019

Global superstar Jess Glynne will perform at the Darlington Arena on Friday 2 August, bringing her instantly recognisable stardust and powerhouse vocals for what promises to be THE concert of the summer.

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This is Tomorrow Festival 2019

24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019


Organisers of This is Tomorrow Festival have confirmed that it will make a return in 2019 with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds being confirmed as the first of its heavyweight headliners on the billing.

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13 December 2018 - 23 January 2019


BUDDING ballroom dancers can enjoy a night of Tango and Tapas at a top Tyneside venue.

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17 August 2019 - 18 August 2019

THE North East’s biggest live music festival will return next summer for another weekend of sizzling music and entertainment.

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The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

@ Darlington Hippodrome

24 January 2019 - 27 January 2019

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns with stunning scenery brought to life by magical special effects.

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

18 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Evenings 7.30pm, Thursday matinee 2pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Based on the Oscar-winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company production of RAIN MAN.

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

05 February 2019 - 09 February 2019

Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict.

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Fast Love - A tribute to George Michael

@ Darlington Hippodrome

22 January 2019 - 23 January 2019

Direct from London's West End, the UK's finest George Michael tribute show.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour

@ Darlington Hippodrome

29 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Direct from London’s West End and a sold out worldwide tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Darlington to celebrate one of the world’s most successful multi-award winning duos.

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Circus! Show of Shows

@ Discovery Museum

20 October 2018 - 02 June 2019

Donations welcome (free entry)

Celebrate 250 years of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia and original props at this new exhibition.

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Beyond the Barricade

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

07 March 2019


The UK’s longest running musical theatre concert tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course featuring a stunning finale from Les Mis, this incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.

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Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

21 March 2019


Musicians from Northumberland, Scotland, Ireland and England invoke the dark, powerful, sounds of Ancient Northumbria and broadcast them to the modern world.

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@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

06 May 2019 - 11 May 2019

£10 - £16

Following recent successes with Educating Rita, Talking Heads and Two, Gala are delighted to be bringing this witty and well observed play to the stage....

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Ballroom Boys

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

13 June 2019

£30 / £28 concessions (£55 meet & greet package)

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – THE BALLROOM BOYS.

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Big Country

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

16 April 2019


Steeltown is the second studio album and was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing.

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Russell Watson

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

12 April 2019


Join four-time Brit Classical Award winner Russell Watson for a very special evening, accompanied by his pianist and guest choir.

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@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

02 April 2019 - 06 April 2019

£18.00 - £19.50

After our multi-award-winning production of Sunset Boulevard, Durham Musical Theatre Company (DMTC) is privileged to be bringing to Durham for the first time, the Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice mega-hit, Evita.

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Giovanni Pernice: Dance is Life

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

27 March 2019

£30, £28 concession, £55 meet and greet

The smash hit dance spectacular Dance is Life, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019 and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more!

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Brit Rock

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

26 January 2019

Tickets: £10 - £12

The Brit Rock Film Tour is back with its strongest line-up to date.


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