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!

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24/03/2018 to 10/06/2018
The BP Portrait Award 2017  showcases outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the...
08/05/2018 to 02/06/2018
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. 'Believe the hype' New York Post 'Easily the...
11/07/2018 to 14/07/2018
As the start host port for The Tall Ships Races 2018, Sunderland will welcome a spectacular fleet of Tall Ships that will travel from all corners of the globe to reach the city and share in the...
01/08/2018 to 29/08/2018
Community sports festivals are being held across the city every Wednesday during the six week school holidays. As well as sports taster sessions provided by community sports clubs, a variety of other...

Did you know?

Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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