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There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

What's on today? What's on this week?

E.g., 03/12/2020
E.g., 03/12/2020
Illuminations
09/10/2020 to 03/01/2021
Autumn nights in Sunderland are soon to be brightened by the return of the much-loved Sunderland Illuminations.   From Friday 9 October, Roker and Seaburn seafront will be awash with colour as the...
Christmas in Sunderland
19/11/2020 to 04/01/2021
The countdown to Christmas has begun in Sunderland! Sunderland City Council, along with Sunderland BID, The Bridges Sunderland and Sunderland Empire are taking Christmas online for 2020. Please join...
Burgers
22/05/2021 to 23/05/2021
Scrantastic family food festival will return to the Broadway and Rectory Park, Houghton-le-Spring (DH4 4BB) on 22 and 23 May 2021.    
Lamplight festival
07/08/2021 to 08/08/2021
A brand new and exciting music festival is taking place in Mowbray Park in the summer of 2021! Indie giants Kaiser Chiefs are taking to the main stage on Saturday 7 August alongside Sunderland’s very...
The Carpenters Story
07/01/2021
This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular...
Dreamgirls
12/01/2021 to 23/01/2021
Nicole Dennis will play the iconic role of Effie White. Her credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Dreamgirls (West End production) and finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019 where she wowed viewers and...
Paul Smith: Changed
13/02/2021
A lot has changed for Paul in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the UK and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the...
9 to 5 the Musical
16/02/2021 to 20/02/2021
9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor,...

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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.

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