Arts & Culture

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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,...
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?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.


RT @KeRicoCatering: Trying out the #Hijab @ the #OneWorldParty @SundMuseum :D 6 hours 55 min ago
RT @KeRicoCatering: And this is our colourful and tantalising stall :D @SundMuseum #OneWorldParty 6 hours 56 min ago
RT @NGCAsunderland: FREE poetry workshop for young people 13+ with artist Harry Burke - TODAY 1-3pm - in Sunderland City Library @harryb_rk 6 hours 59 min ago
There's half-term crafts and activities at @WWTWashington all about the incredible journeys of birds.#GREATdayout 9 hours 40 min ago
There's 'Little Artists' from 11am to 2pm at @NGC_GlassCentre today. Drop in for lots of fun activities. #GREATdayout 11 hours 39 min ago
Do the boxer beat with a beat boxing piece of theatre. 'Staggering...' says the Metro. 1 day 2 hours ago
RT @ArtsCtrWton: 2x UK beatboxing champion @_GraceSavage comes to @sunstages this Sunday #blind @ThePaperBirds @sunderlandsu 1 day 2 hours ago
RT @LamplightFilmNE: Want to kick off Halloween early this year? Come to our screening in @holmesidecoffee! 1 day 2 hours ago
A celebration of our global community this Sat. Music, food and family games.‘one-world’-party 1 day 2 hours ago
Always plenty to see and do in Sunderland and half-term is no exception #GREATdayout 1 day 4 hours ago

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