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...
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...
25/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Sunderland this autumn with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with...
Houghton Feast 2016
06/10/2017 to 15/10/2017
Houghton Feast is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, and celebrations have a time travelling theme reflecting the area's rich cultural heritage including one of its most historically...

Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

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All the fun of the fair at Washington Carnival, 10am-4pm today at Albany Park. https://t.co/lZuUqe7lYU 4 days 8 hours ago
Fantastic news from our friends , 21 ships already signed up for next year! https://t.co/gaiWKa8App 5 days 1 hour 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 18 hours ago
Tickets available online now for Sunderland Illuminations, £1 per person. Always a great family night out.… https://t.co/k51DMfTMIe 5 days 21 hours ago
RT : Vote for your favourite Sunderland park to be named the UK's park of the year.https://t.co/AI1na6Kndz 6 days 45 min 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 18 hours ago
A double bill of plays about tomorrow night https://t.co/fNEUiO4jqZ https://t.co/3fKbvTwqyL 1 week 7 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 19 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 23 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 23 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 1 day ago
You know you're nearly home when you see Penshaw Monument. https://t.co/EOUwh6WG6x 1 week 1 day 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 2 days ago
Tickets for The Festival of Light are temporarily unavailable – online booking will be available from 9am Wednesday… https://t.co/jQgdvYOgVn 2 weeks 23 hours ago

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