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
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...

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RT @listonkate: SWEETLY ABSORBING KNOWLEDGE, in The Decorator and the Thief...@NGCAsunderland opening TONIGHT 5-8 > 4 hours 17 min ago
RT @GintareKa: If you're in Sunderland, check out my exhibition at @holmesidecoffee! It's open until Friday 5pm. #illustration #art http://… 4 hours 20 min ago
RT @sundshortfilm: If you're interested in getting involved, please visit our website and complete the volunteers form, selecting 'Reviewin… 19 hours 28 min ago
RT @sundshortfilm: Would you like to be on our reviewing panel to help us select the films that will be screened during our #festival in Ju… 19 hours 28 min ago
RT @sundshortfilm: This is Me directed by Jasper Colt was shown at our launch event - what do you think? #Shorts #Fi 19 hours 28 min ago
Over 1,000 people turned out for 'Jupiter Nights' in Sunderland. Bet even @ProfBrianCox is impressed! @WWTWashington 19 hours 53 min ago
Great shout out by @laurenlaverne for Sunderland in article by @SunechoKaty Find out more about #6MusicFestFestival 20 hours 27 min ago
RT @SunechoKaty: I talk Sunderland sounds with @laurenlaverne after the announcement that #6MusicFestival will be held in the region. http:… 20 hours 27 min ago
“@OpenClasp: #JumpingPuddles rehearsals in full swing" Looks like a great show is getting ready for @ArtsCtrWton 20 hours 58 min ago
A 'City by the Sea' wins the bid! That's Sunderland and it's twin resorts Roker and Seaburn. 21 hours 6 min ago

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