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., 17/02/2019
E.g., 17/02/2019
11/03/2019 to 21/03/2019
The exhibition ‘Children Under the Nazis’ curated by Dr Beate Muller of Newcastle University in collaboration with the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, will be on display in three...
12/03/2019 to 16/03/2019
Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phoney storefront...
The Odyssey
13/03/2019
The Pantaloons presents: Odyssey Sing, O Muse, of the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons and their hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time… Stranded war hero Odysseus must...
16/03/2019
British Science Festival: Have Fun With Flight Half Term Fun at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Saturday 16 March, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm   Find out about Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions and the...
17/03/2019
Life Drawing Classes Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Join a life drawing class with artist Theresa Poulton to explore different materials and methods inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings....
19/03/2019 to 23/03/2019
Musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, comes to Sunderland Empire, 19-23 March 2019. The new tour will star novelist and television presenter Fern Britton, returning to the stage for the first...
24/03/2019
Life Drawing Classes Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Join a life drawing class with artist Theresa Poulton to explore different materials and methods inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings....
30/03/2019 to 07/04/2019
English Tourism Week 2019 An annual celebration of English tourism. English Tourism Week: 30 March - 7 April 2019 Taking place in spring each year, English Tourism Week celebrates the value and...

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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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