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. Use our handy calendar above to find out what's on on a specific date, or find events by type, location or date with the easy-to-use events finder on the right hand side.

Our packed year-round events calendar means there’s bound to be something for you to enjoy, whenever you choose to visit – from exhibitions and world-class events and festivals, to theatre, live music and sporting events.

The streets of Durham City will burst into life during the August Bank Holiday weekend, playing host to some of the best street performers in the world at the annual Durham Streets Summer Festival.

There is a packed entertainments calendar at the Gala Theatre in Durham City, from side-splitting comedy to Shakespeare productions, live music and much more the Gala is the city's premiere entertainments venue. Culture vultures won't want to miss the fascinating events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year at The Bowes Museum. And with entralling events taking place all year round at the counties best-loved attractions, you will want to take a look at our things to do page to make the most of your visit.

Below are just some of the highlights of what’s on in Durham over the next few weeks.

Top 10 Events

Take a look through our top 10 events page here

Further Afield

Make Durham your base to enjoy one of the incredible events taking place nearby, including, the Great North Run, Sunderland Air Show and Tour de France. Find out more  about exciting events taking place on Durham’s doorstep.

What's On highlights...

Shafts of Light Exhibition at The Bowes Museum - The Pitmen Painters

Shafts of Light Exhibition at The Bowes Museum - The Pitmen Painters

A salute to a once essential and powerful workforce, the exhibition illustrates the working environment of coal miners via their own interpretation of working life in and around the North East. Through their eyes we experience the hard working conditions and the social climate of the time.