The UK's largest light festival returns to Durham for the fifth time in 16 - 19 November.
Created by Artichoke, one of the UK's leading arts producer, the world's most innovative artists and light designers are brought together in a breath-taking and spectacular programme of artworks across four dazzling winter nights. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy a sense of celebration as they explore the new nocturnal landscape of the city. Familiar and forgotten features and spaces will be given new life as they become the subject or background for beautiful illuminations and projections.
Travel information and road closures will be extensively advertised ahead of the event to ensure as much traffic as possible is routed away from the city.
There will be a free ticketing system for the busiest times of the festival for the city centre or peninsula area only, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets (4:30pm - 7:30pm)
Tickets will be available from 10.00am Tuesday 17 October. Numbers will be limited to six festival tickets per household (across the festival not per night).
Up to six free tickets per household (subject to availability) may be collected in person at no charge from our following venues.
- Chester-Le-Street Library
- Stanley Library
- Consett Library
- Seaham Library
- Peterlee Library
- Spennymoor Leisure Centre
- Crook Library
- Bishop Auckland Town Hall
- Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre
- Barnard Castle Library
- Gala Theatre, Durham *queues are likely
See www.durham.gov.uk/lumiere for further details including opening times before you go along to any of these venues.
Also from 10.00am on October 17 tickets can also be booked in advance online (maximum 6 per household) and will be delivered by post. There will be a £2 transaction charge and £1 postage fee applied to all online bookings. See www.lumiere-festival.com website for further details.
You will not need a ticket for any area after 7.30pm but you may still need to queue.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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