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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24/07/2017 to 01/09/2017
Festival of Fun with No Limits Theatre : Monday 24 July to Friday 1 September Spark your imagination as you explore the amazing history of Sunderland at the Festival of Fun! Discover the strange...
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 24 July  Cogs and Coasters 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and make a coaster inspired by our amazing engine. 50p per child. Monday 31 July  Deep Down in the Mine 11am-3pm...
26/07/2017 to 30/08/2017
Community sports festivals are being held across the city during the six week school holidays. As well as sports taster sessions provided by community sports clubs, a variety of other fun family...
28/07/2017 to 25/08/2017
Fridays:  28 July, 4 August, 11 August, 18 August and 25 August Family Art Network Fridays 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3pm (drop in) Join us for free family art activities led by organisations from...
The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter.   Acclaimed international star Claire Furley remains...
29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017
The North East Bus Preservation Trust and Sunderland and District Classic Vehicle Society are bringing together vintage buses, traction engines and commercial vehicles, classic cars and motorbikes at...
31/07/2017 to 03/08/2017
Listen to terrific tales and spooky stories about Hylton Castle from a crow's eye view in this pop up theatre show with No Limits Theatre. Create your own crow puppets for drama games and dress up in...
Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum Monday 31 July  Deep Down in the Mine 11am-3pm (drop in) Join us and sketch and draw mining inspired pictures with chalk and pastels to make a display in the museum. 50p per...


Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.


RT : Date for the diaries! will be officially opened on Nov 23 with a spectacular live event https://t.co/2afxe1MsOE 2 days 11 hours ago
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Yes! makes it through to the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2021. Well done everyone involved. 6 days 8 hours ago
RT : Free weekly runs in Mowbray Park. Ran by fantastic volunteers so get yourselves down and say hi 👋 https://t.co/7UKUWtKKTo 6 days 21 hours ago
It's this Saturday, and it's FREE. Head to Thompson Park for great music, workshops, kids activitie… https://t.co/2E0VwWZptJ 1 week 2 days ago
Thank you and good bye HMS Ocean ⚓️ https://t.co/UKaIuOdXZH 1 week 2 days ago
One year exactly until The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 and we can't wait! https://t.co/GhcIyedvzp 1 week 2 days ago
Wow! What a fantastic photo of our city and https://t.co/vbFQnlEjDv 1 week 3 days ago
HMS Ocean looking spectacular in the sunshine. You can go onboard tomorrow, 11am - 6pm. https://t.co/hbij1umiId 1 week 5 days ago
RT : It's competition time! Win a family pass for the Aviation Lounge at on Saturday 22 July, worth £189.… https://t.co/Z0R12PmOxr 1 week 5 days ago
It's competition time! Win a family pass for the Aviation Lounge at on Saturday 22 July, worth £189.… https://t.co/Z0R12PmOxr 1 week 6 days ago
Who's ready for ? Here's the full line-up! Going to be a great weekend! https://t.co/CT2wfVzzZR 2 weeks 10 hours ago
RT : arrived in for the last time https://t.co/9y8YQBqnZS 2 weeks 15 hours ago
HMS Ocean is making her way into Sunderland. Great spot from Roker! https://t.co/HVfa2Y72KD 2 weeks 16 hours ago
Hi we can promote this as part of summer… https://t.co/VTKQLxn3Ie 2 weeks 1 day ago


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