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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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...
29/09/2017
7.30pm Tickets £10.00 Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who...
BIG Walk Ladies at the start
01/10/2017
The Active Sunderland BIG Walk will start and finish at Herrington Country Park and is suitable for all ages and abilities. With a choice of two different circular routes the walks will visit some of...
01/10/2017
Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers… Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country music royalty! This thigh-...
03/10/2017
TAP FACTORY is a fun, rhythm-based theatre show showcasing urban tap dance and percussion, comedy and acrobatics.  Creator and director Vincent Pausanias built an entertaining show around three ideas...
04/10/2017
1.30pm Tickets £3.50 Stars Nicole Kidman + Dev Patel,  A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being...
04/10/2017
Open Clasp and Live Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal present...Rattle Snake 04 October 2017 7.30pm  The show that everyone is talking about this season comes to The Royalty Theatre. A...
05/10/2017
A Vision Of Elvis is one the world’s leading touring Elvis productions. Celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley from Sun Studio’s through to '68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years...

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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.

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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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