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., 20/11/2018
E.g., 20/11/2018
Christmas lights switch on
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...
Everyone's invited to a wonderful Christmas Shopping Fayre. You will find Santa in his grotto and a whole host of festive shopping stalls, jewellery, artisan food, seasonal treats and so much more....
Sunderland Empire and Theatre Space North East CIC Present A VIEW FROM THE GODS A MURDER MYSTERY DINING EVENT ONE NIGHT ONLY! WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2018   Mystery is in the air at Sunderland Empire...
‘Tis the season to be Mary! RuPaul's Drag Race winner, Bob The Drag Queen,will host Christmas Queens, Asia O’Hara, Blair St. Clair, Eureka O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Manila Luzon and Sharon Needles ...
A Christmas market specialising in toys, collectables and presents for geeky loved ones. Perfect for fans of sci-fi, superheroes, fantasy, anime and more. Try festive activities while you're here - £...
Come along to the Pottery Gallery between 12 - 3pm on Saturday, 1 December and create a colourful Christmas fairy, inspired by the Life in Colour: Ranbir Kaur exhibition. The activity is free but...
A Christmas market specialising in homewares and beauty products. Perfect for Christmas gifts, or why not treat yourself and add that final touch to your home this festive season?  Free entry; for...
In the heart of Shiney Row there will be a Christmas Lights Switch on by the Deputy Mayor of Sunderland. Entertainment will be provided by the Karen Sheil's School of Dance and New Penshaw Academy...


Did you know?

Blockbuster West End shows are staged at the Sunderland Empire, the biggest theatre between Edinbugh and Manchester.


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