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., 16/07/2019
E.g., 16/07/2019
31/08/2019 to 01/09/2019
Sunderland famous riverside will play host to a new, family focussed event later this year. The riverside, which welcomed some of the 1.2 million visitors to last year’s award-winning Tall Ships...
14/09/2019
A fun free family event! Begins with a parade through Concord at 9:40am. Carnival 10am-4pm. Funfair, go-karts, heritage exhibitions, crafts & activities, character visits, vintage vehicles,...
Ant Middleton
20/09/2019
Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has added new dates to the Mind Over Muscle Tour for September 2019 due to...
28/09/2019
NEW FOR 2019! Sounds of Sunderland music festival will take place at various venues across Sunderland city centre this September, homegrown musical talent performing. Full details on all the acts to...
30/09/2019 to 05/10/2019
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN with Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine, Curve, Hunter Arnold and Eilene Davidson PROUDLY PRESENT THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL ON YOUR FEET! THE...
15/10/2019 to 26/10/2019
MOTOWN CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR AS FIVE STAR PRODUCTION OF “MOTOWN THE MUSICAL” CONTINUES ITS MAJOR UK TOUR THROUGHOUT 2019 INCLUDING A DATE AT SUNDERLAND EMPIRE, 15 – 26 OCTOBER 2019...
31/10/2019
The event is great for the whole family, both young and old. Join Harry, Hermonie & Ginny for an afternoon of magic and chaos! Games including: ~Broomstick racing ~Sorting into houses with the...
9 to 5 the musical
05/11/2019 to 09/11/2019
Currently playing to sell-out audiences in London’s West End, the producers of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce that the hit musical will play Sunderland Empire, 5-9 November 2019. Star...

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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.

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