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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June 2022

Unity is Strength: Durham Miners’ Gala

22 June @ 11:00 am - 30 December @ 4:00 pm
Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NP
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£7

Credit: Tom McGuinness, Big Meeting, 1968, oil painting. Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland. This landmark exhibition captures the community spirit, pride, solidarity and identity celebrated through Durham Miners’ Gala, also known as the Big Meeting. The first Big Meeting was hosted in Wharton Park, Durham, on 12 August 1871, when miners came together in their struggle for fair pay and better working conditions. Since then, the Gala has grown and evolved to include political speeches, a procession of banners through…

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July 2022

Dali / El Greco: Christ on the Cross

9 July @ 11:00 am - 4 December @ 3:00 pm
Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NP
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£14

This display celebrates two of the most original and idiosyncratic painters in the history of art with their versions of the enduring subject of Christ on the Cross. Featuring Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, on loan from Glasgow Life Museums, and El Greco’s Christ on the Cross, the display and invites visitors to consider their own response to the work of these two radical artists. Separated by nearly 350 years, both artists were innovative in their own…

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November 2022

21st Century ABBA and Elton

4 November @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Durham Cathedral, The College
Durham, DH1 3EH GB
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£1 – £78.00

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 21st Century ABBA and Elton Come together with family and friends to listen to the live sounds of some of the greatest performers of all time in Abba and Elton John. Celebrate the hit songs you know and love as 21st Century Elton John and 21st Century ABBA take to the stage. See recreations of the greatest hits combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes.  

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21st Century ABBA and Elton

5 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Cathedral, The College
Durham, DH1 3EH GB
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£1 – £78.00

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 21st century Abba and Elton Come together with family and friends to listen to the live sounds of some of the greatest performers of all time in Abba and Elton John. Celebrate the hit songs you know and love as 21st Century Elton John and 21st Century ABBA take to the stage. See recreations of the greatest hits combining stunning vocals, live musicians, and glittering costumes.  

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