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., 13/12/2018
E.g., 13/12/2018
Jurassic Gardens
26/04/2016 to 31/12/2018
You’ve seen the movie, now meet the dinosaurs Hidden amongst the lush vegetation of our indoor garden a whole series of amazing dinosaur models are waiting to be discovered. See a baby T Rex that has...
13/10/2018 to 06/01/2019
Ranbir Kaur is a textile and rangoli artist who has developed an international profile through her work with communities across the world. This exhibition brings together a wide range of colourful...
13/10/2018 to 06/01/2019
Borrow a backpack full of art activities, challenges and games to help you explore the Life in Colour: Ranbir Kaur! exhibition. The exhibition also includes a family activity area with dressing up....
15/10/2018 to 07/01/2019
This winter pop-up retreat offers everything a hardened Christmas shopper would want on a cold day… Inside you’ll find a warm log fire, cosy snug seating areas that welcome families, groups and dog...
26/10/2018 to 06/01/2019
Artist Dan Holdsworth has dedicated the last five years to realising two major bodies of work, both of which receive their public premieres at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in 2018-19. In...
17/11/2018 to 06/01/2019
Follow the daily trail to find some magical treasures from Neverland, £2.50 per entry (includes a prize). This activity supports 'Peter Pan' the pantomime at Sunderland Empire from 14th December 2018...
04/12/2018 to 24/12/2018
Meet the Green Man this Christmas at Washington Old Hall. 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd (12 - 5pm) and 24th (12 - 3pm) December.  While a certain man in a red suit is very popular, Washington Old Hall dates...
04/12/2018 to 24/12/2018
Washington Old Hall are open every day in December from 12 midday - 6pm.  Once darkness falls watch the gardens and hall illuminate.  Colourful lights and ribbons will guide you through the terraces...

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Did you know?

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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It's a Mixtape Xmas at tonight! Looks like a fab night out - Part comedy sketch show, part music qui… https://t.co/MvDPx4zMKN 3 hours 12 min ago
Only two more sleeps until becomes awash with Swash and Buckle! Peter Pan soars into on 14… https://t.co/xiBKD7kBSr 3 hours 31 min ago
RT : We would like to reassure customers that we will be operating a full service throughout the run-up to the festive p… https://t.co/nF4WtxHQZo 4 hours 24 min ago
We’ve just had a sneaky preview of this fantastic exhibition, coming to our 1st Feb - 6th M… https://t.co/Upu4wBf16d 20 hours 31 min ago
RT : Reindeer dashed around the Bridges on Sunday to help raise funds for and ! Check out the highli… https://t.co/YFz3itRKrN 22 hours 45 min ago
Ooh afternoon tea looking and sounding lovely . Wonder if we've got time to squeeze in a trip before… https://t.co/HYJm6He20i 23 hours 12 min ago
Keep that Christmas vibe going, why not join the Hillsong Church tonight for Carols in the stunning Sunderland Mins… https://t.co/Z9CS2NUBt9 1 day 25 min ago
RT : Two weeks until the big day 🎅🎁 and we are sleigh-in' it with Christmas Trees on the Station Taxis App 🎄🎄🎄 Its snow… https://t.co/j1fzSlGtvr 1 day 1 hour ago
RT : Lost & Found pop-up exhibition at Mackie's Corner today, Thurs and Fri. Discover Sunderland's lost heritage in an i… https://t.co/mmpsn6IrZh 1 day 1 hour ago
Free car parking in all council car parks after 3pm every week day until Christmas PLUS free all day the next two S… https://t.co/YN3k68qB5E 1 day 3 hours ago
Lots of lovely festive fun this week! https://t.co/zsgIDcbqqd 1 day 21 hours ago
RT : Have you not heard? Little reindeers are dashing to the Bridges this Christmas! Join us for a festive 1K indoor fu… https://t.co/wO8m4MpVZK 5 days 23 hours ago
RT : Attention local film makers! The wonderful Sunderland Shorts Film Festival () is back from 9-11 May 2… https://t.co/VFr3nDkCH9 6 days 2 hours ago
RT : Christmas past – festive illuminations going up in Sunderland's High Street (mid 1970's). In the background, the mu… https://t.co/mcE4PNMJvg 6 days 3 hours ago
There's still time to get involved in this brilliant charity event. It's Christmas time, running 1k around the… https://t.co/J1HhY3e3Co 6 days 3 hours ago

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