Arts & Culture

The Lion King
In the heart of Washington the Arts Centre Washington hosts some fantastic music, theatre and art events and exhibitions. The Arts Centre Washington hosts music events of all types from jazz to grunge from folk to cutting edge electronic. Its stages have seen everything from the Bard to ballet,...
The Bunker is a music venue which also aims to develop music and arts in Sunderland. The Bunker has been a starting point for thousands of musicians and artists, many of whom have gone on to national and international stages. The Bunker has recording and rehearsal facilities and provides training,...
The Independent is a dedicated live music venue and club. In the heart of the city The Independent is a dedicated live music venue and club that has seen some of the biggest names such as Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, The View, Glasvegas, and the The Zutons grace its stage. It also hosts DJ sessions and...
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts
This large gallery on the top floor of the library is a hidden gem. Its programme of art has gained great critical acclaim, often featuring the work of exciting emerging artists. Young children can channel their inspiration into creating their own masterpiece in the Drawing Room.
Pop Recs Ltd is an independent record shop, coffee shop, gallery and music venue. In the heart of the city Pop Recs Ltd is an award winning independent record shop, coffee shop, gallery and music venue ran by 'Frankie and the Heartstrings'. As a record shop Pop Recs Ltd can provide you with that...
The Royalty Theatre is ran entirely by volunteers and hosts regular dramatic productions. They stage seven plays each season (Sept to June) including a traditional family pantomime every December. Enjoy an evening of excellent live entertainment in a friendly, intimate atmosphere, with comfortable...
Sunderland Empire Theatre brings big West End productions, drama, comedy and musicals into the heart of the city. It is the biggest theatre in the North East and guarantees an exciting programme of events, staging season after season of dazzling entertainment featuring West End musicals, classical...
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Discover the history of the city from its prehistoric past to the present day. Exciting displays interpret the wide variety of collections, using hands-on exhibits, media interactive stations and video presentations. Visit the Koi Carp in the Winter Gardens, climb to the top and look down over the...

Did you know?

St Peter's Church in Monkwearmouth formed part of the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, which was home to the author of the first history of England, the Venerable Bede.


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