Book your event in Sunderland

If you are looking for somewhere to hold your event, Sunderland could be the perfect place.  We are a vibrant city with hundreds of events held here each year.  From small community fun days to major music festivals, historical re-enactments to national sporting events, the city is alive with something for people to see and do every week of the year.

We have a great range of outdoor spaces that have been tried and tested, fantastic transport links to move people around the city and bring in visitors from the wider region, and a dedicated events team that will work with you every step of the way to ensure your event is a success

BOOKING YOUR EVENT

If you think that Sunderland is the right place for you and your event, please click on the link below and complete an initial event application.

Once we’ve reviewed your application, we will be in touch advise of any further information we require. We ask therefore that you contact us at least 12 weeks in advance of your event taking place to provide sufficient time for information to be shared.

BOOK YOUR EVENT

 

EVENT SPACES

There are a range of spaces across the city that are suitable for events.  More information about the spaces can be found below. If you would like to hold an event in a space not shown, please contact us to discuss

Seafront: Cliffe Park , Recreation Park

City Centre: Keel Square, Market Square, Mowbray Park, Park Lane, Sunniside Gardens

Washington: Princess Anne Park

Houghton and Hetton: Herrington Country Park, Hetton Lyons Country Park, Rectory Park

 

CHARGES

Some events and spaces will be subject to a hire fee and/or a legal fee.  You will be advised of any fees applicable to your event once your initial application has been reviewed, therefore it is important that you include as much information as possible.

 

SAFETY

The council works with a number of partner agencies to ensure events in the city are safe.  They include Northumbria Police, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service and North East Ambulance Service. 

Depending on your event, you may be asked to complete an Event Management Plan and attend a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meeting to provide an overview of your event. A template Event Management Plan is available to download below, along with some guidance for organisers which may be useful.

Once your initial application has been received, you will be advised of any further information you are required to submit and whether you will be required to attend a SAG.

Please note, if you submit information to the council, it will be shared with partner agencies for the purposes of reviewing the application.

 

If you have any questions about holding an event in Sunderland, please contact the Events Team at safe.events@sunderland.gov.uk  / 0191 5614600.

 

We look forward to working with you to deliver a great event!

 

Did you know?

Blockbuster West End shows are staged at the Sunderland Empire, the biggest theatre between Edinbugh and Manchester.

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