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#Untitled10 2019

@ The Bowes Museum

11 October 2019 - 28 February 2020

10 artists in residence will present a unique series of works in progress around the Museum, near items or stories that have influenced their creation...

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@ Arts Centre Washington

28 February 2020 - 29 February 2020

Remember these? Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Evil Woman, The Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn To Stone, I’m Not In Love… A few amongst many of the massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of10CC and The Electric Light Orchestra.

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

27 November 2019

Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable...

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A Cheshire Christmas

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

21 November 2019


National demonstrator Ian Lloyd presents a Christmas floral art demonstration bringing his inspirational flair for design to the world of flower arranging. This is your opportunity to be inspired for Christmas.

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A Viking Christmas

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

13 December 2019 - 28 December 2019

A VIKING CHRISTMAS is a new mid-winter’s show with live music, spell-binding real magic, action and laughter, set in the north of England, produced by Queen’s Hall Arts and written by North East playwright Gary Kitching.

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Afternoon Tea with Jazz

@ The Bowes Museum

24 November 2019

Enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of seasonal sandwiches, dainty desserts and Christmas scones, all washed down served with Premium Tea or Fairtrade Coffee in the magnificent surroundings of the Picture Galleries with live jazz vocals and piano.

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@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

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.

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Alice In Winterland

@ Lightwater Valley

22 November 2019 - 30 December 2019

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland.

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Amazing Space

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

29 June 2019 - 23 February 2020

July 2019 marks 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event, our latest exhibition ‘Amazing Space’ will open on 29 June.

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Andy Parsons

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

04 December 2019

‘Cracking adlibbing…a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain’ THE GUARDIAN

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Autism Friendly Screening: Frozen 2

@ The Maltings, Berwick

26 November 2019 - 28 November 2019

Lights are left on low, sound levels are at a softer volume, there is no trailers before the film, audience members are free to make noise and move about (no running please)

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07 December 2019 - 23 December 2019

BELIEVE Christmas is based in the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel County Durham. A Magical Christmas Adventure for the whole family. Come and join us for a FULL day experience where stories come to life with fairytale Christmas magic.

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Beauty and the Beast

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

26 November 2019 - 19 January 2020

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.

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Big Band Does Christmas

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

12 December 2019

£10 (£8 concession)

Led by pianist and composer Paul Edis, the band repertoire includes classic Rat Pack numbers, big band arrangements from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico and Buddy Rich, alongside newer material specially commissioned for the band.

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020

@ Bishop Auckland

18 April 2020 - 19 April 2020

A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.

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Blackadder III

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

27 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

Queen’s Hall Theatre Club presents another slice from Richard Curtis and Ben Elton’s award-winning comedy classic.

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Blazin’ Fiddles

@ The Witham

29 November 2019

Celebrating their 21st year in 2019 – now with nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, yet a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once...

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Blood Brothers

@ Sunderland Empire

03 December 2019 - 07 December 2019

Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it 'brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval' (The Daily Mail).

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Brilliant Bricks: A LEGO® Timeline of Northern Innovation

@ Discovery Museum

20 July 2019 - 30 November 2019

Pioneering northerners have been transforming our world with their clever inventions for centuries. This exhibition, built by LEGO® creator Steve Mayes, highlights what the North has done for the world through 45 intricate models, using 50,000 mini bricks.

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@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

07 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

Come along to The Word for fun Christmas-themed craft sessions where children will enjoy making a range of festive crafts!

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@ The Hullabaloo

30 November 2019

Join us on Saturday 30 November between 10am and 1pm to paint your Christmas gift with Create and Paint at The Hullabaloo...


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PREVIEW: Alice In Winterland At Lightwater Valley This Christmas

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December).

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REVIEW: The Bodyguard @ Sunderland Empire

"The story itself was both heart-warming and emotional and it really did have me on the edge of my seat at times..."

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