Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

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Build your own intineraries

Use this tool to save details of accommodation, events, places to eat and things to see & do in Durham.

To add an item to ‘My Shortlist’, click the relevant

Add to Excursion

What's On

Welcome to your guide to what's on in Durham. Our packed year-round events calendar means there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit – from fascinating exhibitions and world-class events and festivals, to theatre, food, entertainment and international sporting events.

Be one of the first visitors to explore Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral's new world-class exhibition experience, see this summer's fascinating exhibition at Palace Green Library which looks at the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of local people that were there a hundred years ago. Plus, you can follow a soldier to the Front in the Gala Theatre's must-see walk-through live show, 1916: No Turning Back.

Don't miss the chance to see the nation's favourite locomotive as the Flying Scotsman pulls into Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in July.

And unlike anything ever seen before in Durham, the specacular Kynren - An epic tale of England takes place in the shape of 14 dazzling and movie-lke performances across the summer of 2016. Eleven Arches presents this live, action-packed night show in Bishop Auckland that will take you through 2,000 years of British history in an unmissable 90-minute show. 

Further Afield

Make Durham your base to enjoy one of the incredible events taking place nearby, including, the Great North Run and Sunderland Air Show.

Find out more about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

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