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., 13/12/2018
E.g., 13/12/2018
14/12/2018 to 06/01/2019
Join an all-star crew on a swashbuckling adventure this Christmas, when the North East’s highest flying panto, Peter Pan, soars into Sunderland from 14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019. Don’t miss your chance...
15/12/2018
A Christmas market for fashion lovers or those just wanting to add that final flourish to a Christmas party outfit - featuring local designers and makers. Try festive family activities - £2 suggested...
15/12/2018
Naughty Elves Story Time & Craft Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens, Washington Town Centre Library and Houghton Library 10.30-11.30am Suitable for ages 4-8 A festive story and craft...
15/12/2018
Come along to the Pottery Gallery on Saturday,15 December between 12-3pm and get crafty! Create and make a festive wreath to hang on your door. The activity is free but donations are welcome. For...
16/12/2018
A Christmas market specialising in food, plus gifts for foodie folk! The big day is rapidly approaching, and this market is the ideal opportunity to get some extra special treats for your festive...
22/12/2018
Booster Cushion Theatre Company “A Christmas Carol” Washington Town Centre Library 10.30-11.30am and Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens 1.30-2.30pm Suggested Donation £2.00
11/01/2019
Sunderland Pianoforte Society Come and hear Murray McLachlan (Head of Keyboard Studies, Chethams , Manchester & co-author of the Teacher Notes) play a selection from all the grades of ABRSM Piano...
18/01/2019 to 17/03/2019
Holdsworth’s Spatial Objects are strange, alluring portraits of the ‘objects‘ that every one of us encounters every day, and which are the building blocks of vision in a digital age, but which...

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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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It's a Mixtape Xmas at tonight! Looks like a fab night out - Part comedy sketch show, part music qui… https://t.co/MvDPx4zMKN 2 hours 17 min ago
Only two more sleeps until becomes awash with Swash and Buckle! Peter Pan soars into on 14… https://t.co/xiBKD7kBSr 2 hours 36 min ago
RT : We would like to reassure customers that we will be operating a full service throughout the run-up to the festive p… https://t.co/nF4WtxHQZo 3 hours 29 min ago
We’ve just had a sneaky preview of this fantastic exhibition, coming to our 1st Feb - 6th M… https://t.co/Upu4wBf16d 19 hours 36 min ago
RT : Reindeer dashed around the Bridges on Sunday to help raise funds for and ! Check out the highli… https://t.co/YFz3itRKrN 21 hours 50 min ago
Ooh afternoon tea looking and sounding lovely . Wonder if we've got time to squeeze in a trip before… https://t.co/HYJm6He20i 22 hours 17 min ago
Keep that Christmas vibe going, why not join the Hillsong Church tonight for Carols in the stunning Sunderland Mins… https://t.co/Z9CS2NUBt9 23 hours 30 min ago
RT : Two weeks until the big day 🎅🎁 and we are sleigh-in' it with Christmas Trees on the Station Taxis App 🎄🎄🎄 Its snow… https://t.co/j1fzSlGtvr 1 day 1 hour ago
RT : Lost & Found pop-up exhibition at Mackie's Corner today, Thurs and Fri. Discover Sunderland's lost heritage in an i… https://t.co/mmpsn6IrZh 1 day 1 hour ago
Free car parking in all council car parks after 3pm every week day until Christmas PLUS free all day the next two S… https://t.co/YN3k68qB5E 1 day 2 hours ago
Lots of lovely festive fun this week! https://t.co/zsgIDcbqqd 1 day 20 hours ago
RT : Have you not heard? Little reindeers are dashing to the Bridges this Christmas! Join us for a festive 1K indoor fu… https://t.co/wO8m4MpVZK 5 days 22 hours ago
RT : Attention local film makers! The wonderful Sunderland Shorts Film Festival () is back from 9-11 May 2… https://t.co/VFr3nDkCH9 6 days 1 hour ago
RT : Christmas past – festive illuminations going up in Sunderland's High Street (mid 1970's). In the background, the mu… https://t.co/mcE4PNMJvg 6 days 2 hours ago
There's still time to get involved in this brilliant charity event. It's Christmas time, running 1k around the… https://t.co/J1HhY3e3Co 6 days 3 hours ago

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