Arts & Culture

The Lion King
Arts Centre Washintgon Auditorium
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,...
One of the most popular clubs in Sunderland due to its mix of DJ nights and bands playing live music. Known for playing alternative music to pop, such as Nu-Jazz, Acid House and Rock 'n' Roll, it gives clubbers a different club night experience. There social media channels offer clubbers a chance...
Keel Square
Keel Square at the heart of Sunderland city centre plays host to many events and is a place full of Sunderland’s heritage. The square, which was recently built and named by the public, celebrates Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage with the ‘Keel Line’ and the ‘Propellers of the City’. The ‘Keel...
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.
Royalty Theatre
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...
The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and...
Sunderland Empire Theatre
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...


Did you know?

2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.


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