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New exhibition traces Tudor royal family’s impact on religion in Durham

@ Durham Cathedral


16 February 2018 - 09 June 2018

Entry to the exhibition in the Collections Gallery of Open Treasure comes with admission into Open Treasure. Tickets cost £2.50 - £7.50 and are free for under 5s; a family ticket for up to a family of five is available for £17.50. Tickets are available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral, the Open Treasure Welcome Desk, and in advance from the website

Durham Cathedral’s world-class Open Treasure exhibition experience will open a new temporary display: Tudors: the family and faith in Durham.


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Jonathan Yeo: SKIN DEEP

@ The Bowes Museum


10 March 2018 - 17 June 2018

An exploration of the processes involved in cosmetic surgery...


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MONSTERS AND MAD HATTERS


17 March 2018 - 01 January 2019

Tickets for Monster Mash cost £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets).
Tickets for Alan in Wonderland cost £4 each and £2.50 for Meet Ashley Dyer and booking is essential for all events.


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The Secret World of Gases

@ Life Science Centre


20 March 2018 - 17 June 2018

Included in Science Centre admission price

In this live theatre show, our Science Explainers will use a variety of demonstrations to reveal interesting facts about these hidden substances...


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Queen Victoria in Paris

@ The Bowes Museum


24 March 2018 - 24 June 2018

An exhibition of watercolours commissioned by Queen Victoria as a souvenir of her momentous 10-day state visit to Paris in August 1855.


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THE BEVIN BOYS – WAR’S FORGOTTEN WORKFORCE

@ Auckland Castle


28 March 2018 - 30 September 2018

Adults £4 Concessions £3 Under 16s Free

A new temporary exhibition opens in the Mining Art Gallery this spring, celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Bevin Boys, featuring works by local mining artists.


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Matilda The Musical

@ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book


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MATILDA THE MUSICALE ADULT CASTING.

@ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce the adult casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour including Sunderland Empire (8 May – 2 June 2018).


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MATILDA THE MUSICAL

@ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

The multi award-winning production of the RSC’s Matilda The Musical is set to make its North East debut at Sunderland Empire in under 6 months with a limited 4 week engagement from Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June 2018. Ticket prices start from £17.50 with current best availability at Monday – Thursday performances.


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VISION - Sunderland College

@ Arts Centre Washington


18 May 2018 - 08 June 2018

Sunderland College's final year HND show offers visitors an exciting opportunity to experience emerging contemporary Art and Photography practice in the region.....


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Robin Hood

@ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018

Fantastic play of Robin Hood courtesy of the English Heritage...


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Robots – then and now exhibition

@ Life Science Centre


26 May 2018 - 02 December 2018

Day tickets start at £8.00 for children aged 5-17 to £36.00 for a family ticket. Children aged 4 and under go free.

Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.


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Chesters Roman Fort


26 May 2018 - 03 June 2018

Unearth some of Northumberland's hidden secrets this half term with our Victorian archaeologists.


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SUBLIME SCIENCE SHOWS

@ Lightwater Valley


26 May 2018 - 03 June 2018

The award-winning Sublime Science Shows are coming to Lightwater Valley Theme Park over the May Half Term Holidays (May 26th – June 3rd).


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1000 to be fed on food waste at Durham PRIDE festival

@ Durham City


27 May 2018

On Sunday 27th May North East food waste organisation REfUSE are planning to feed 1000 people on food that would have otherwise been wasted. The food will be cooked up by volunteers, with the menu being decided the night before after the day’s food collections have finished.


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HERE THERE BE DRAGONS

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


28 May 2018 - 01 June 2018

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, at South Shields, has unveiled a half term programme packed with craft sessions, coding and even laser cutting – all along the theme of mystical, mythical creatures.


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Family Arts and Crafts

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


29 May 2018 - 01 June 2018

Fun activities and crafts for all the family to keep you and the kids occupied this May half term!


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Astravaganza Entertainment presents: “The Producers” A Mel Brooks Musical

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Tickets are priced £14 - £20 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm


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Gangsta Granny

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Tickets from £14.50; family ticket available

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.


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Whatever the Weather

@ The Hullabaloo


01 June 2018 - 02 June 2018

£7.00

Fascinating story for 3+


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Classic Albums Unplugged - U2 ‘The Joshua Tree’

@ Arts Centre Washington


01 June 2018

£6.00

An Acoustic music event celebrating great albums and artists


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