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!

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

E.g., 01/10/2020
E.g., 01/10/2020
Literature Festival 2020
01/10/2020 to 10/10/2020
Join Sunderland Libraries' Literature Festival 2020 Online from 1 to 10 October and enjoy a wide range of exciting events for all ages. The programme features film clips, workshops, taster sessions...
Houghton feast 2020
02/10/2020 to 11/10/2020
This year’s Houghton Feast has moved online. We’re working hard to make sure that lovers of the ancient festival can still access their favourite event moments. The event will run from 2-11 October...
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 Greatest Hits of Motown
04/10/2020
Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band. For further information and to book tickets Click here...
Sunderland's spooky stories
05/10/2020 to 19/10/2020
Sunderland's Spooky Story competition is part of the City's 'Lights Out' Halloween programme, partnered with Sunderland Libraries Services as part of the Sunderland Libraries' Literature Festival...
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
06/10/2020 to 10/10/2020
Winner of the Olivier Award and Tony Award® for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s international best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage in a...
Paul Smith: Changed
16/10/2020
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...

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