What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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05/10/2017 to 05/11/2017
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 5 October - 5 November . Seafront lights and activities on Cliffe Park and...
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex as it hatches from its giant egg, watch a stegosaurus...
every month on February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday, except Sat Feb 04 2017. Also includes Sat Dec 02 2017.
04/02/2017 to 02/12/2017
Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people.  With stalls selling jewellery, cards, bags, home baking...
19/09/2017 to 23/09/2017
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to...
20/09/2017
Join Kath Price in a mat making demonstration inside the museum between 1pm and 3pm.
22/09/2017
Family friendly comedy!   Join The Mimic Man Cal Halbert on a mission he has chosen to accept, to reach as many impressions as possible in one hour. A show filled with voices, stand up and a musical...
23/09/2017 to 25/02/2018
300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the...
23/09/2017
Zest Theatre present... First Person 23 September 2017 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm  Free drop in show at The Bridges Shopping Centre 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm Two players enter the labyrinth of a...

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Sunderland is one of the few cities in the UK to have a river, beautiful coastline and two award winning beaches at Roker and Seaburn.

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All the fun of the fair at Washington Carnival, 10am-4pm today at Albany Park. https://t.co/lZuUqe7lYU 3 days 19 hours ago
Fantastic news from our friends , 21 ships already signed up for next year! https://t.co/gaiWKa8App 4 days 13 hours ago
RT : Book now for the ultimate feel-good musical joining us 17 Oct - 11 Nov '17! https://t.co/Izka8Ssvfw https://t.co/8f4H38GdGu 5 days 5 hours ago
Tickets available online now for Sunderland Illuminations, £1 per person. Always a great family night out.… https://t.co/k51DMfTMIe 5 days 9 hours ago
RT : Vote for your favourite Sunderland park to be named the UK's park of the year.https://t.co/AI1na6Kndz 5 days 12 hours ago
We're proud of our city and proud to support City of Culture bid. Here's how to show your support https://t.co/0nNdF0Fbx7 6 days 5 hours ago
A double bill of plays about tomorrow night https://t.co/fNEUiO4jqZ https://t.co/3fKbvTwqyL 6 days 18 hours ago
Do you fancy the adventure of a lifetime? Sign up now to be sail trainee for 2018 https://t.co/PLeT3IeNmD 1 week 6 hours ago
What a feeling! The fabulous Flashdance is on this week and there's still some tickets left! https://t.co/BGXFp4eDLc 1 week 10 hours ago
Hi yes, but it's £2 per person on the gate. You should still be able to get tickets online on the day… https://t.co/Ch0QzLWAuw 1 week 10 hours ago
Tickets on sale now for Sunderland Illuminations. £1 per person for entry into Roker Park, age 2 and under free. https://t.co/xyhTquqplj 1 week 13 hours ago
You know you're nearly home when you see Penshaw Monument. https://t.co/EOUwh6WG6x 1 week 17 hours ago
It's Monday, another week at work coming, but don't worry, Restaurant Week is ON! Get booked up… https://t.co/NapaFqp0NF 1 week 1 day ago
Tickets for The Festival of Light are temporarily unavailable – online booking will be available from 9am Wednesday… https://t.co/jQgdvYOgVn 2 weeks 10 hours ago

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