Swashbuckling Sword Fights and Hidden Treasure at Consett's Empire Theatre This Christmas
27 November 2021
Opening night (27th November) £10, other performances £17/£15 concessions, family ticket £56
Swashbuckling sword fights, hidden treasure, and an adventure on the high seas await audiences who are going to a County Durham theatre’s Christmas panto this year. Consett’s Empire Theatre will be bringing back its popular family Christmas show from next month, with an exciting production of Treasure Island.
BELIEVE Christmas Adventure at Hardwick Hall Hotel
04 December 2021
BELIEVE Christmas is an immersive magical world brought to life in a Christmas experience taking you on a journey through theatrical performances and interactive activities theatrical within our elf tipi village.
Brand New Christmas Lights to Dazzle at Gibside
26 November 2021
Advanced From: Adult £18, Child £13, Family £58 (2 adults & 2 children).
The countdown to Christmas has started, and National Trust’s gorgeous Gibside, Tyne and Wear, is getting ready to welcome a brand-new glittering Illuminated Trail.
12 September 2020
All the stars of Space Zone are back, including Mission Control; a mock-up of the International Space Station that you can walk around inside; and the digital globe, The Sphere. Younger visitors can also enjoy the show Naughty Monsters Explore the Planets in the North's biggest planetarium (with socially distanced seating, of course).
Heritage Open Days 2020
11 September 2020
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
SPOOKY BELSAY HALL
24 October 2020
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Belsay Hall this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.
25 February 2021
It's Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing - staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure - it's going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn't know is that Granny has a secret - and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
The Greatest Showman - OUTDOOR SCREENING HEXHAM ABBEY
15 August 2020
Join us for a summer night's outdoor screening of The Greatest Showman against the stunning back drop of Hexham Abbey on Saturday 15 August. Entry via Beaumont Street from 7:30pm, with the film starting at 8:30pm.
Hairspray The Musical
01 March 2021
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!
CANCELLED - Footloose
25 May 2020
City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
21 November 2019
£7 - £18 (family ticket £54 - £62)
Created in the heart of Durham, Gala’s fabulous family panto has a magical mix of mayhem, live music, laughter and surprises. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Gala’s panto family. Tickets are already selling fast, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Dance In A Day: Floss, Bop And Pop Workshop
28 October 2019
Come along for a day of dancing this October half term! Learn to floss, bop and pop to the music as our amazing teachers lead you through a range of choreography to your favourite pop songs. Whether you’re child already dances or is a complete beginner all they need is passion and enthusiasm to get moving.
Beauty and the Beast
26 November 2019
For the first time ever the spellbinding pantomime Beauty and the Beast comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal in a spectacular and enchanting production for all the family, starring legendary Theatre Royal panto stars Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward.
01 September 2019
For four Sundays in September, get toe tapping and clapping here at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. We've got some of the best local brass bands in store for you to enjoy. Bring your own deck chairs and rugs, and kick back on the grass on Sunday 8th September with Hexham Brass Band.
Wolsingham Agricultural Show 2019
07 September 2019
On the gate ticket prices are £10 for Adults (£8 OAP’s), £4 Child (5-16), under 5's go free. A Family Ticket at £25 per day - 2 x Adult & 2 x Children. Don't forget it's FREE PARKING!
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of September sees the arrival of the 240th Annual Wolsingham Agricultural Show held in the beautiful Weardale town in County Durham.
John Williams Gala - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
06 March 2020
Experience the full power and scale of John Williams' most legendary film scores including Home Alone, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Hook, Jaws and Star Wars, performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra within the magnificent surroundings of Sunderland Empire.
9 to 5 the Musical
05 November 2019
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
NEWCASTLE MELA 2019
25 August 2019
This year look out for exhilarating aerial performance "Sirin (Hope is the Thing with Feathers)" by Newton’s Ladder on 25th August; and electrifying fusion of dance and circus ‘Block’ by Motionhouse in collaboration with NoFit State Circus on 26th August.
EASTER DAYS OUT AT LIGHTWATER VALLEY
06 April 2019
Tickets: Over 1.3m £25 / 1m – 1.3m £17 / Under 1m £10 / Under 3’s FREE
Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Ripon, North Yorkshire will be open for the Easter Holidays from Saturday 6th - Sunday 28th April. With over 35 rides and attractions, suitable for all ages, Lightwater Valley offers fantastic adventures for all the family.
12 November 2019
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke* returns to the role of Rachel Marron.
Sunderland Ice Skating
29 November 2018
Tickets cost £3 for children under 4, £7 for children aged 5-12, £7.50 for 13 – 17 year olds and £8.50 for 18s+, with family tickets available for £25.
Sunderland residents are urged to get their skates on as a festive attraction returns later this month (November).
08 December 2018
With over 40,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at Darlington Hippodrome each festive season, it's never too early to book for this year's show starring television personality, presenter and choreographer Louie Spence alongside last year's returning stars, Zoe Birkett, Eric Potts and Liam Mellor, and Robin Askwith who completes the line-up as evil villain Abanazar.
CILLA - THE MUSICAL
20 November 2018
CILLA - THE MUSICAL is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs, Little Boy Blue).
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
27 November 2018
Tickets from £13
Newcastle Theatre Royal’s brand-new must-see magical pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the big top family panto extravaganza, stars the much-loved panto trio of Danny Adams as Danny The Clown, Clive Webb as the Ringmaster and Chris Hayward as Dame Rita, WIN your tickets now.
Festive Shopping Fayre
15 November 2018
Adult’s £6 advance / £7 on the door
Each year Christmas comes early with Wynyard Hall's famous Festive Shopping Fayre. The smell of gingerbread, mulled wine and the sweet sounds of the Christmas choir will get you in the Christmas spirit.
Bonfire Night Fireworks Extravaganza
04 November 2018
£5 Advance tickets / £6 on the door / Children Under The Age of 18 Months are FREE
As the Autumn evenings grow crisp and cool, November at Wynyard Hall begins with a Bonfire Night firework display to warm us all up! Children will love the Fairground Rides.
Musical Fireworks Spectacular
02 November 2018
Adult - £8.00 / Child (4 to 11yrs) and Young adult (12 to 15yrs) - £4.00 / Children up to 3yrs - free when sitting on an adult’s knee
Join us for the North East’s BIGGEST seated Musical Fireworks Spectacular, an evening of first class entertainment for all the family!
Hair the Musical
06 May 2019
Welcome to the ‘Age of Aquarius’. It’s 1967 and Hair’s hippie ‘tribe' youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War.
HAUNTED HALL GHOST STORIES
27 October 2018
Haven’t you heard that Belsay Hall is haunted? We dare you to join us for a candlelit ghost tour this October half term! Stay up late to hear some spooky (but family-friendly!) stories, explore the hall after dark, and be on your guard for things that go bump in the night...
02 October 2018
£15 (£13 concessions), £12 Gala Members, first night and matinee
Over one evening, we see a microcosm of working-class life, through the regulars of a Northern pub. All human life is here. It’s a place where people celebrate and mourn; secrets are shared and resentments simmer...
Shrek the Musical
24 July 2019
Stalls & Grand Circle £23, £21 concessions Upper circle £20, £18 concessions Gallery £17, £15 concessions Family ticket £80 (Stalls/Grand Circle, 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)
From the producers of the recent successes of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ Annie and The Producers, Astravaganza Entertainment will return to Tyne Theatre & Opera House to stage Shrek the Musical in July 2019.
23 February 2019
Premium: Adults £18.75, Children £16.75 (A-D in the Stalls) Band 1: Adults £16.75, Children £14.75 (rest of the Stalls & Grand Circle) Band 2: Adults £14.75, Children £12.75 (Upper Circle & limited view)
Calling all “Bingsters”! Bing and his friends are extending their first ever UK stage show tour into 2019 and will visit Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February!
Jamie Raven: Making Magic
29 September 2018
Tickets are priced £19 adults, £16.50 children, £65 family ticket.
Jamie Raven, the man who made Simon Cowell say “I now actually believe in Magic!”, on route to finishing BGT that year as the “Highest Placed Human”, is back doing what he does best as he takes his brand new show “Making Magic” on tour across the country in 2018!
Miners: Pitmen, Pride and Prayer
19 June 2018
Miners: Pitmen, Pride and Prayer is a new temporary exhibition within Open Treasure, the Cathedral’s exhibition experience in its stunning medieval claustral buildings. The exhibition showcases artefacts, documents, photographs and stories of the rich mining history of County Durham and North East England. It opens to the public on Tuesday 19 June to Saturday 15 September
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
02 July 2018
Tickets are available from £14.50
By popular demand, The Play That Goes Wrong is making a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal (Mon 2 – Sat 7 Jul 2018) after the riotous Olivier Award winner enjoyed a smash-hit run at the venue in 2017.
Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore
07 July 2018
This exclusive show presents 200 stunning images by the king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore. Capturing six decades of iconic fashion moments, Moore’s photographs feature alongside some of the garments themselves, from leading designers including Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Comme Des Garçons, Giles Deacon and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few.
Audience with Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse …Rhythm of the night
17 June 2018
£25 - £27
Rhythm of the Night…Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity…The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you....
Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing
26 May 2018
Discover, explore and celebrate the story and work of the Pitmen Painters, the Ashington Group of artists whose story is rooted in Northumberland and which continues to inspire people today with a special programme of exhibitions, events and things to do.
Halloween Thrills at The Manor of Horrors
29 October 2017
Calling all ghostly ghouls and wannabe witches! Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure are hosting a fun-filled day full of free spooky activities for the whole family. On Sunday, October 29 from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Manor Walks are inviting kids to come into the centre wearing their most spook-tacular Halloween costumes.
PAW Patrol heroes Chase & Marshall
24 October 2017
Pre-Book Free RSVP ticket for your selected session via the MW website. There will also be free tickets available on the day on a first come first served basis.
Come along to Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure this October Half Term to listen to some pawsome adventures!
An Evening with Ant Middleton
14 March 2018
Tickets are priced £21.50, £19.50 for under 16s (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)
Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be touring theatres across the UK in spring 2018
Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library: Reformation
02 September 2017
Tickets: £5 (£4.50 concessions) available from the Visitor’s Desk at the West End of Durham Cathedral.
Take the opportunity to see some of our manuscripts and early printed books and learn about the impact of the Reformation
Kevin and Karen Clifton - Up Close and Personal
21 July 2017
Various prices (including comps/half-price tickets for members of the emergency services).
We are thrilled to welcome KEVIN AND KAREN CLIFTON - professional dance couple from STRICTLY COME DANCING - to this year's Durham Dales Festival.
Marc Almond Shadows and Reflections Tour
04 November 2017
Tickets are priced £29.50 - £60 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)
One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, will take to the stage at Tyne Theatre & Opera House in a very special concert
Jane Eyre - Open Air Theatre
06 July 2017
£15pp for adults and £10pp for children over 5 years old. Children under 5 years - no charge. £45 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).
Charlotte Bronte's much loved classic, Jane Eyre, is our latest addition to this summer's outdoor theatre performances at Middleton Lodge.
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
16 August 2017
£8.50pp for adults and children. £30.00 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)
Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!
An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff & Tristan MacManus
24 October 2017
£26 (£25 concs) / £40 VIP (limited to 40 people) including post show meet and greet with Kristina & Tristan
Strictly Come Dancing stars, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus, present an evening of breathtaking dance routines for one night only!
The Hunting of the Snark
17 October 2017
Tickets are priced £16 adult, £13 under 16s & concessions. Family ticket £54 (2 adults, 2 children) (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)
All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome!
27 Productions: 1867
11 September 2017
Tickets are priced £20 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)
Aptly named, “1867” will be a multi-sensory experience for each limited audience, anchoring the sights, sounds and smells of the building, all whilst discovering new paths you never knew were there
Tyne Theatre Productions present: West Side Story
20 September 2017
Tickets are priced £16, £14 concessions, £10 limited view. Groups 10+ get 1 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone )
Tyne Theatre Productions present West Side Story in September 2017!