Durham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Durham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Durham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Durham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Durham, featuring the best of things to do in Durham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Durham fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Durham Cathedral Cloisters

15 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:20 pm

£2 – £55

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy!

One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows three storylines as they are tangled together by fae trickster Puck; four young lovers traverse an enchanted forest on Midsummer’s night, The Faerie King Oberon and Queen Titania feud with one another, and a travelling troupe present a play within a play. Believed to have been written in 1595 or 1596 to celebrate an aristocratic wedding, ours is a story of order and chaos, waking and dreaming, and love and marriage. 

Let yourself be whisked away on an enchanting journey to the most magical of forests and meet bewitched lovers, playful fairies, and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and fine performances come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.

“Filled with visual flair and comic sparkle”
The Stage

Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of some of the UK and Ireland’s most stunning open-air venues for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings.

Tickets and Information from


Durham Cathedral Box Office 0191 338 7178

Please visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Adult £20 / Child £12 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £55 

Doors open at 6.15pm

Please bring your own rugs or low back seating

Tickets also available for Pride and Prejudice – Tuesday 23rd July


15 June
7:00 pm - 9:20 pm
£2 – £55
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Durham Cathedral Cloisters
Durham Cathedral Cloisters, Durham, DH1 3EH
Durham, DH1 3EH Durham
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