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., 11/12/2019
E.g., 11/12/2019
Santa Event, Meet Santa, at Fulwell Mill Sunderland
18/12/2019
Santa is coming to Fulwell Mill Wednesday 18th December 2019 Session times start from 3pm approx 45mins each TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bowes-railway-company/fulwell-mill-...
Christmas Cabaret
19/12/2019
A fun packed festive variety performance suitable for the whole family that will feature music, comedy, circus and magic. Including acts from some of Arts Centre Washington's brilliant community...
Winter Solstice
22/12/2019
Meet at the bottom of Penshaw Monument   The winter solstice occurs in December and in the northern hemisphere the date marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year, which is...
Penshaw Monument
26/12/2019
Meet at the bottom of Penshaw Monument Eaten too much Christmas cake? Drank too much wine? Binged on one box set too many? Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a Boxing Day walk through some of...
Boxing Day Dip Sherbert Dib Dabs
26/12/2019
The 'Boxing Day Dip' takes place on our wonderful coastline at Seaburn Beach and has become a part of Sunderland's history. It is organised by Sunderland Lions Club and is an occasion for the people...
New Years Eve Monster Ceilidh Bash
31/12/2019
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Arts Centre Washington and enjoy a night of dancing and great food and drink. Get on your feet and join in the fun at our wonderful Ceilidh. Don’t worry if you...
Washington Theatre Group Pantomime
10/01/2020 to 25/01/2020
Washington Theatre Groups ever popular annual pantomime returns. ‘Oh yes it does!, tickets go on sale on Monday 30 September. Friday and Saturdays only Fridays 7.30pm Saturdays 2pm + 7.30pm Tickets £...
18/01/2020
BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2020 with its sell-out touring show. Join Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Miles Jupp, Richard Osman and host Jack Dee ...

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Did you know?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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