New Year's Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash

7.30pm - 1am
Tickets £26.50 /£17.50 (under 16s)

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Arts Centre Washington and ejoy a night of dancing and great food and drink.

Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don't worry if you don't know the dances as a 'Caller' will lead you through all of them.

Providing the music for our New Year's Eve Ceilidh will be the high energy, fun loving Monster Ceilidh Band.

Come along for the perfect way to see in 2018.

There is also a buffet included in the price of the ticket.

Lilly and the Little Snowbear

06 December 2017 - 10 December 2017 Various times
Tickets £10.00

A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl

Lily lives with Grandpa in a pretty little cottage somewhere in the countryside. There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s snowing already!

Lily loves SNOW! So, she pops on her coat and sets off to explore.

But when she discovers a trail of soft little footprints, she’s in for a very big SURPRISE!

The Dream Factory

11am + 2pm
Tickets £6.50

Have you ever wondered where dreams come from? Or how they get into your head?

Following the story of a young girl who has lost her ability to dream, we embark on a magical adventure to find out where dreams are made, what they look like... and even what they smell like!

With breath-taking puppetry, enchanting storytelling and an exquisite musical score, we invite you to join us and immerse yourselves in our dream world. In a land where anything is possible, no imagination is too big for our dream factory. Not even yours.

BIG Community Sports Festivals

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 activities will be available for all ages. Typically the sports and activities on offer will include:

Football, rugby, martial arts, netball, cricket, mini golf, volleyball, trampolining, led runs, walks and cycle rides, traditional sports day games and many more family activities!

Summer Streets Festival

A free, family festival celebrating music, art and community. This year's festival promises to be packed with music, colour, sights and sounds. The line-up includes some of the North-East's best live bands such as Frankie and the Heartstrings, Warm Digits and Oompah Brass Band. There's also loads of hands-on workshops, kids entertainment and great food & drinks.

Springwell Village 1940s weekend

Springwell Village is hosting a 1940s Weekend from 30 June to 2 July, celebrating the history of the Second World War and the heritage of the village during this period and in the years before the war. Enjoy a weekend of live music and dance, living history and re-enactments, family activities, food and drink.

Activities include:

Bowes Railway - free entry all weekend with re-enactors on site 10.30am-5.30pm each day.   

Tea dance at Springwell Village Community Venue, 2-4pm, Friday 30 June

Science, Engineering and Environment family fun day

A FREE family funday focussed on all things science, engineering and the environment.

Take part in scientific experiments including making rockets and slime, build your own bridge, grow your own plant and find out more about Sunderland's amazing history in science and engineering.

Plus, enjoy story-telling, crafts, sports, illustrators, music, face painting, food stalls and much much more

Bring a picnic and enjoy a full day out with family and friends.

No car parking available at Barnes Park for this event, please use public transport where possible.

Washington F-Pit Open Days

Washington F-Pit Open Days
11am – 3pm on the following dates:

Monday 24 July, Tuesday 25 July

Monday 31 July, Tuesday 1 August

Monday 7 August, Tuesday 8 August

Monday 14 August, Tuesday 15 August

Monday 21 August, Tuesday 22 August

Monday 28 August (Bank holiday), Tuesday 29 August

Washington F-Pit Museum

Free entry

English Youth Ballet - Swan Lake

English Youth Ballet present Swan Lake
English Youth Ballet has established a formidable reputation for classic dramatic productions of the famous full length classical ballets. EYB gives young dancers a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the professional principals in the corps de ballet and solo roles in Swan Lake.


Did you know?

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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