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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September 2021

Museum of the Moon

13 September @ 10:00 am - 11 November @ 4:00 pm
Durham Cathedral, The College
Durham, DH1 3EH GB
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From Monday 13 September – Thursday 11 November, see Durham Cathedral in a whole new light as Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon illuminates the nave. The seven-metre diameter moon installation will give the high vaulted ceiling and colossal carved columns a glow up like you’ve never seen before. Museum of the Moon marks the second phase of Durham Cathedral’s new visual arts programme. The inflated moon installation is a fusion of 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface,…

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November 2021

This is Lumiere 2021

18 November @ 4:00 pm - 21 November @ 11:30 pm

This is Lumiere 2021 Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival, will return to Durham in November Across four magical winter evenings from 18-21 November 2021, Durham City will once again transform into a glittering art trail. The largest light festival in the UK saw hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy 37 dramatic light art installations in 2019, across Durham City, bringing the number of people who have enjoyed the festival since it began in 2009 at just over one million.

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Robin Hood at The Gala, Durham

24th November 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9th January 2022 @ 10:00 pm
The Gala, Durham, Millennium Place, Durham City County Durham DH1 1WA United Kingdom + Google Map

Robin Hood at The Gala, Durham Written & Directed by Neil Armstrong & Paul Hartley. More fun and mayhem from your favourite panto family, as they all head for Sherwood Forest to tell the tale of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, his merry men (and women!), and his battles with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2021

26 November @ 10:00 am - 28 November @ 5:00 pm
Brancepeth Castle, Brancepeth
Durham, DH7 8DE Durham
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A Three-Day Craft fair in a country castle   A huge number of interesting, different crafts will be displayed in Brancepeth Castle, from all over the UK. Over 60 Craft stalls. Crafts to see , by and commission including art, photography, jewellery, textiles, pottery, glassware, leather craft, woodwork, sculpture, skin care products, clothing, toys, teddy bears, household items, up - cycling, Christmas crafts and gifts and food. All unique and beautiful, and something for all budgets and ages. Buy all…

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December 2021

Twelfth Night Celebrations at Beamish Museum

27th December 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5th January 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Twelfth Night Celebrations at Beamish Museum Looking for the perfect post Christmas outing? Well Beamish Museum invite you to join their Twelfth Night celebrations and traditional first footing at Pockerley Old Hall from the 27 December to 5 January (closed New Year’s Day). Enjoy music, dancing, food and first footing, the perfect outing to blow away the post-Christmas cobwebs. 1820s Pockerley Take part in Twelfth Night mask-making Enjoy Ceilidh dancing See our amazing clog dancer Play charades Enjoy hot punch and Twelfth Night cake…

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