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April 2019

  • 23 April 2019
    Sunderland Minster
    Every other Tuesday lunchtime at Sunderland Minster  Tuesday 23th April 2019 1:30pm – Cry, God for England, Harry and St George    11’10...
    City Centre
    Free
  • 27 April 2019
    Burdon Road
    Botanical Drawing Classes Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Saturday 30 March & Saturday 27 April, 10.30AM – 3.30PM Enjoy a full...
    Entry Fee
  • 28 April 2019
    High Street West
    Following continued public demand, the World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band The Illegal Eagles return on tour. The...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee

May 2019

  • 1 May 2019
    High Street West
    A Country Night in Nashville perfectly captures the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music. Hits from Johnny Cash...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 2 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    In this funny and honest solo, Shane Shambhu combines Indian dance and stand-up comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life...
    Entry Fee
  • 4 May 2019 & 5 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    After the excitement of this year’s Durham and Sunderland One Act festival we look forward to hosting for the first time the Northern Semi...
    Entry Fee
  • 4 May 2019
    Burdon Road
    Renaissance Medicine Family Day Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens Saturday 4 May, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm Blood! Snot! Bile! Leeches!...
    Entry Fee
  • 4 May 2019
    High Street West
    A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a...
    Entry Fee
  • 4 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Former BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk Club of the Year’ The first Saturday of the month in the Low Barn at Arts Centre Washington. Each night starts...
    Entry Fee
  • 6 May 2019 to 11 May 2019
    4 - 5 High Street West
    THE 50th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY JONATHAN O’BOYLE COMES TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE 6TH - 11TH MAY 2019 Following the...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 8 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Follow Sherlock Holmes and his incomparable sidekick Dr. Jane Watson on their journey from the streets of London to the Devonshire Moors...
    Entry Fee
  • 11 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Rock Bottom was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group....
    Entry Fee
  • 12 May 2019
    High Street West
    The Active Sunderland BIG 3K offers everyone, of whatever age or ability, the opportunity to be part of a fantastic running weekend in the...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 12 May 2019
    High Street West
    Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up...
    Entry Fee
  • 17 May 2019 to 19 May 2019
    The Broadway
    New for 2019, Scrantastic family food festival will take place on the Broadway and in Rectory Park, Houghton-le-Spring on 17-19 May,...
    City Wide
    Free
  • 17 May 2019 to 19 May 2019
    The Broadway
    This three day event in Houghton-le-Spring will feature a continental market offering a range of artisan goods and street food to have your...
    City Wide
    Free
  • 17 May 2019 & 18 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Washington Theatre Group presents Hi-Di-Hi It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in...
    Entry Fee
  • 18 May 2019
    High Street West
    GET READY TO SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! Didn’t manage to snap up tickets to the Spice Girls or fancy a warm up ahead of the big gig at the Stadium...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 18 May 2019 to 8 June 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Sunderland College's final year HND show offers visitors an exciting opportunity to experience emerging contemporary Art and Photography...
    Free
  • 20 May 2019 to 25 May 2019
    4 - 5 High Street West
    Hair was big, shoulders were padded and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne! Take a fun-packed trip back in time to...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 23 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    An eccentric professor, her faithful nephew and their fearless guide embark upon a journey of wonder, down into the unexplored regions deep...
    Entry Fee
  • 23 May 2019
    1-3 Hind Street
    Hope Street Xchange and Sunderland Business Partnership invite you to join Sunderland Business Xchange, the city’s newest business...
    City Centre
    Free
  • 24 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Gavin Webster’s District Zone Comedy Club With John Scott and guest tbc Join Geordie comedy legend and host Gavin Webster at Washington’s...
    Entry Fee
  • 25 May 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Pattinson
    Cuteness alert!!!  Join WWT Washington this May half-term to see tiny ducklings and goslings while hearing about the incredible work WWT...
    Entry Fee
  • 25 May 2019
    Burdon Road
    To help celebrate Elmers Great North Parade 2019, Sunderland Libraries Service are having an Elmer Craft Activity Day in all of the...
    Free
  • 26 May 2019
    Craigavon Road
    Sunderland City Council Heritage Team working in partnership with the Hylton Castle Learning Team and Hylton Castle Trust are pleased to...
    Free
  • 28 May 2019
    High Street West
    Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical...
    Entry Fee
  • 30 May 2019
    Burdon Road
    Join Sunderland Libraries Service for some fun animal craft activities! Todays animal is a turtle and the craft activity will be taking...
    Free
  • 30 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents Bird’s Nest Billy Billy and Bo are best of brothers. They both have big hair. Bird...
    Entry Fee
  • 30 May 2019
    Biddick Lane
    Carol and Steve Robson – Fool’s Gold are delighted to bring their show to Arts Centre Washington’s Theatre. It will feature all the...
    Entry Fee
  • 31 May 2019
    74 Newbottle Street
    Join Sunderland Libraries Service for some fun animal craft activities!  Today's animal is a Frog and the craft activitiy will be taking...
    Free

June 2019

  • 2 June 2019
    Herrington Country Park, Chester Road
    Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities and the 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. The event is non-competitive and...
    City Wide
    Entry Fee
  • 5 June 2019 to 15 June 2019
    High Street West
    Starring Jose Llana direct from Broadway as The King and Annalene Beechey from the West End production as Anna. Hailed as ‘the theatrical...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 6 June 2019
    Stadium of Light
    Sunderland AFC is delighted to welcome British pop sensations, the Spice Girls, to the Stadium of Light in June 2019. As part of their...
    Entry Fee
  • 7 June 2019
    1-3 Hind Street
    Join us as we celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, hearing from speakers who do vital work across the region to support...
    City Centre
    Free
  • 8 June 2019 & 9 June 2019
    The Royalty Theatre
    Entertainment Unlimited Presents Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path A new musical adaptation. Thanks to the kind permission of the...
    City Wide
    Entry Fee
  • 21 June 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Keel Square
    New for 2019! Enjoy tasty treats from celebrity chefs and local and international kitchens in the heart of the city centre. Michelin-...
    City Centre
    Free
  • 24 June 2019 to 7 July 2019
    High Street West
    Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour. Kayi Ushe will play the...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee

July 2019

  • 18 July 2019 to 21 July 2019
    Park Parade
    Henry V  18 - 21 July 2019, 7:00pm Nightly at Roker Park This performance begins at the Beach/Lower Promenade Entrance to Roker Park The...
    Free
  • 19 July 2019
    High Street West
    It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music! ABBA Mania is now accepted as the...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 23 July 2019 to 27 July 2019
    High Street West
    SUNDERLAND EMPIRE 23 - 27 JULY 2019 Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide and Gavin Kalin are delighted to...
    Entry Fee

August 2019

  • 10 August 2019 & 11 August 2019
    Burdon Road
    The Tin Soldier  10 – 11 August at 11:30 am and 2:30pm Daily at Mowbray Park This performance begins at the Museum and Winter Gardens Gate...
    Free
  • 29 August 2019 to 1 September 2019
    Barnes Park Road
    Comedy of Errors  29 August – 1 September, 6:00pm Nightly at Barnes Park This performance begins outside the Coach House Café The Plays in...
    Free

September 2019

  • 20 September 2019
    High Street West
    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...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee
  • 21 September 2019 & 22 September 2019
    Sunniside Gardens
    NEW FOR 2019! BEATS music festival will take place at various venues across Sunderland city centre this September, with music acts to suit...
    City Centre
    Free
  • 30 September 2019 to 5 October 2019
    High Street West
    JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN with Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine, Curve, Hunter Arnold and Eilene Davidson...
    City Centre
    Entry Fee

October 2019

  • 15 October 2019 to 26 October 2019
    High Street West
    MOTOWN CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR AS FIVE STAR PRODUCTION OF “MOTOWN THE MUSICAL” CONTINUES ITS MAJOR UK TOUR THROUGHOUT 2019...
    Entry Fee

November 2019

  • 5 November 2019 to 9 November 2019
    High Street West
    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...
    Entry Fee

January 2020

  • 21 January 2020 to 25 January 2020
    High Street West
    DAN LOONEY, ADAM PAULDEN AND JASON HAIGH-ELLERY FOR DLAP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT A BRAND-NEW PRODUCTION OF THE TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL   “...
    Entry Fee

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