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., 10/08/2020
E.g., 10/08/2020
15/08/2020 to 16/08/2020
Sunderland City Council regretfully announces the cancellation of Sunderland River Festival that was due to take place on the weekend of 15 - 16 August 2020. We understand this news will be...
Houghton Feast 2020
02/10/2020 to 11/10/2020
This year’s Houghton Feast is getting ready to move 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...
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...
Bring to Light
14/09/2019 to 16/09/2020
For information on the Covid-19 virus and how it's affecting events at the National Glass Centre Click here  Collections Gallery Across world cultures and time, glass and ceramics have been used as...
Summer family fun
22/07/2020 to 26/08/2020
Come and join us for our Active Sunderland Summer Family Fun sessions, held  every weekday across the school  summer holidays in Herrington Country Park. Lasting for 90 minutes, each bubble/household...
Mamma Mia
08/09/2020 to 19/09/2020
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. For further information and to book tickets Click here 
Sunny Afternoon, The Kinks
22/09/2020 to 26/09/2020
Following a phenomenal two years in the West End and a sensational hit tour across the UK and Ireland in 2016, the multi Olivier Award winning ‘Dazzling’ (Guardian) musical Sunny Afternoon is back...

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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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