What's on

There is always something to see and do in Sunderland; take part in our programme of events and festivals, many of which are free!

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05/10/2017 to 05/11/2017
Bigger and brighter than ever before, Sunderland Illuminations will take place in Roker Park and along the seafront from 5 October - 5 November . Seafront lights and activities on Cliffe Park and...
23/09/2017 to 25/02/2018
300 years of the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland The exhibition tells the important and fascinating story of how Port of Sunderland developed into a major trading port following the...
25/09/2017 to 30/09/2017
The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray returns to Sunderland this autumn with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with...
Houghton Feast 2016
06/10/2017 to 15/10/2017
Houghton Feast is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, and celebrations have a time travelling theme reflecting the area's rich cultural heritage including one of its most historically...

Did you know?

Perhaps Sunderland's most prominent landmark is Penshaw Monument. It was built in 1844 in honour of the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton. Penshaw was modelled on Theseion, the Temple of Thesus in Athens.

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RT : Two days left: Britain's Got Talent star comes to Arts Centre Washington https://t.co/zyLFNw7FHs 5 days 9 hours ago
All the fun of the fair at Washington Carnival, 10am-4pm today at Albany Park. https://t.co/lZuUqe7lYU 1 week 2 days ago
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Tickets available online now for Sunderland Illuminations, £1 per person. Always a great family night out.… https://t.co/k51DMfTMIe 1 week 4 days ago
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