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., 19/11/2018
E.g., 19/11/2018
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...
21/11/2018 to 24/11/2018
Those Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians are heading for Sunderland Empire, 21 – 24 November 2018 with two hilarious shows featuring eye-popping 3D special effects! In 1993, the first of Terry...
Christmas lights switch on
22/11/2018
The annual switch on event, in Keel Square, Sunderland city centre, kicks off at 5.30pm on Thursday November 22. The event is being hosted by Sun FM presenter Simon Grundy, and entertainment includes...

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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