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., 21/04/2019
E.g., 21/04/2019
04/05/2019
Renaissance Medicine Family Day Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Saturday 4 May, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm Blood! Snot! Bile! Leeches! Learn all the grisly secrets of renaissance medicine with our...
Steve Tilston
04/05/2019
Former BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Club of the Year’ The first Saturday of the month in the Low Barn at Arts Centre Washington. Each night starts with an informal session from 7.30pm which welcomes musicians...
04/05/2019 to 05/05/2019
After the excitement of this year’s Durham and Sunderland One Act festival we look forward to hosting for the first time the Northern Semi Final! The overall winners from the Durham and Sunderland...
Hair The Musical
06/05/2019 to 11/05/2019
THE 50th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY JONATHAN O’BOYLE COMES TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE 6TH - 11TH MAY 2019 Following the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The...
08/05/2019
Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr. Jane Watson on their journey from the streets of London to the Devonshire Moors as they attempt to solve the mystery of… The Hound of the...
11/05/2019
Rock Bottom was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group. Bringing together timeless hard rock anthems from the "Strangers In...
12/05/2019
The Active Sunderland BIG 3K offers everyone, of whatever age or ability, the opportunity to be part of a fantastic running weekend in the city and the route will take place on part of the same...
Adam Kay
12/05/2019
Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017...

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L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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