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Paul Scott: New American Scenery

The Bowes Museum Barnard CastleCounty Durham,

New American Scenery showcases the latest ceramic works by the contemporary Cumbrian artist Paul Scott, featuring works of historical transferwares that have been updated for today's audience. Scott spent five years […]

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions

The Bowes Museum Barnard CastleCounty Durham,

This exhibition celebrates the quilting traditions of northern England by showcasing historical and contemporary quilts that are among the finest examples of the craft acquired by the Museum in the last […]

Sutapa Biswas

This major solo exhibition by Sutapa Biswas will span the artist’s extensive career. Biswas was a vital contributor to the Black Arts Movement in Britain and to shifting understanding of […]

Ad Minoliti

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead,

Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush is Ad Minoliti’s first solo show in the UK. Minoliti uses feminist and queer theory to generate alternative interpretations of painting, design, architecture, art history […]

Janine Burrows ‘A Sense of Place’

The Biscuit Factory Bermondsey Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Join us this Autumn as we welcome Janine Burrows to The Biscuit Factory with her largest solo exhibition to date. This body of work is inspired by Janine's North East […]

Juliet E P Gibbs

The Biscuit Factory Bermondsey Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Winner of the 2019 Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, we finally welcome Juliet E P Gibbs to The Biscuit Factory for her solo exhibition from 24 September. Gibbs' work focusses […]

WOW: Women Only Works on Paper

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge StreetNewcastle upon Tyne,

A display of over 50 watercolours and pastels complemented by etchings and screenprints

New Perspectives: Outside In

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge StreetNewcastle upon Tyne,

A creative collaboration with the Laing and L-INK

Linderism at Home

Hatton Gallery Kings Road, Newcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne,

The Linderism exhibition, which was organised by Kettle's Yard in association with Hatton Gallery, ‘Linderism’, was the first UK survey exhibition of Linder (b. 1954) and spans five decades of the artist’s […]

Print Goes Pop

Hatton Gallery Kings Road, Newcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne,

Featuring works by Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, among others

Making Waves: A Festival of Sound

The Discovery Museum Blandford SquareNewcastle Upon Tyne,

An exploration of sound including the sounds of Tyneside's past and the development of music technology. Making Waves: A Festival of Sound programme has Two new online exhibitions - Unlocking our […]

Alison Milner – The Space Between Buildings

Alison Milner originally trained as a furniture designer (MA RCA). The love of materials, form and function this has instilled in her is now carried on into her work as […]

Quilts: Resurgence

The Maltings Eastern LaneBerwick-upon-Tweed,

Selected from The Quilters’ Guild Collection and co-curated by Pauline Burbidge. The rich heritage of British and American quilts has been a huge inspiration and of great importance to the […]

Free

Sheila Fell (RA) – New Discoveries

Castlegate House Gallery CockermouthCumbria,

A focused exhibition of twelve works by the late Sheila Fell (RA), six will be available to acquire whilst six will be exhibited on loan from private collections. All those […]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Theatre Royal 100 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – is the Theatre Royal’s pantomime is the most magical of them all?! With madcap comedy from Newcastle panto favourites Danny Adams (Muddles), Clive Webb […]

£12.50

Rapunzel

Customs House Mill DamSouth Shields,

Rapunzel has been locked in Cleadon Tower since she was a child with just her faithful pig for company. Gothel her evil stepmother tells her it’s for her own protection […]

£10.75

Christmas at Beamish

Beamish Museum BeamishCounty Durham,

Come along for Christmas at Beamish daytimes from 27th November to 24th December 2021 and enjoy truly traditional celebrations at the museum. Take part in festive fun and see your […]

Woody’s Winter Trail

Woodhorn Museum Queen Elizabeth II Country ParkAshington,

As you explore Woodhorn you’ll find Woody lighting up the museum with festive cheer. Every time you spot Woody, you’ll be able to answer a question on the trail sheet. […]

Anything Goes

The Maltings Eastern LaneBerwick-upon-Tweed,

Filmed live at the Barbican in London, this major new 5-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her […]

The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Head to the Sunderland Empire for a musical journey charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artiste of all time – combining breath-taking vocal and piano […]

£23.00

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Live at TBTL

Theatre By The Lake LakesideKeswick,

Tom is sent away to stay with his aunt and uncle to quarantine in a mysterious old house. Bored, lonely and itching to go outside and play, Tom counts down […]

£10

The Nutcracker Re-Miced

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

Join the Rat Pack of three mice set to take on a huge adventure this Christmas – but hickory, dickory dock, don’t be late! There’s a party in the city […]

Islands In The Stream

Darlington Hippodrome ParkgateDarlington,

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for […]

Emma Abbate & The Sacconi Quartet

Alnwick Playhouse Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland

Emma Abbate (piano) and the Sacconi Quartet (Part of the Alnwick Music Society 2021 season) PROGRAMME Rachmaninov – Romance from String quartet no 1 Shostakovich – Piano quintet in G […]

£17

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Direct from London, the acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is coming to the Sunderland Empire. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom […]

£13.00

The Nutcracker Re-Miced

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

A Gala Durham production Join the Rat Pack of three mice set to take on a huge adventure this Christmas – but hickory, dickory dock, don’t be late! There’s a […]

£8

Lost In Music

Darlington Hippodrome ParkgateDarlington,

Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all […]

Lust For Life Drawing

Darlington Hippodrome ParkgateDarlington,

Relaxed untutored life drawing to a rock and roll soundtrack. For drawers of stick-people to pro-sketchers and everyone in between. All welcome. Bring your own art materials. Turn up, tune […]

£5

Peter Pan

Middlesbrough Theatre The AvenueMiddlesbrough,

Philip Green is flying back to Middlesbrough Theatre for the Pantomime Season as the leader of the lost boys…the very energetic and mischievous Peter Pan! The combination of Philip’s unique […]

£22.50

The Transatlantic Ensemble present The Hits Of Blondie

Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition ParkNewcastle Upon Tyne,

We all know the tunes - 'Heart of Glass', 'Denis Denis', 'Sunday Girl', 'Atomic', as the list of classic hits Debbie Harry & Blondie created in the late '70s and […]

£20.00

Panto Open Day

Darlington Hippodrome ParkgateDarlington,

As the Hippodrome prepares for another fun-filled festive family pantomime, take a step behind the scenes to learn about the history of pantomime and the important role these annual productions […]

£5

Cousin Dennis starring in Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Customs House Mill DamSouth Shields,

Fairy Flick, the fastest fairy in the land is zooming across the world on a very special mission when all of a sudden CRASH! She lands right in the middle […]

£12

An afternoon with the Northumberland Pipers

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge StreetNewcastle upon Tyne,

Join us for an afternoon with the Northumberland Pipers as they provide a free music recital to visitors in the 100 Years of Collecting gallery on Saturday 4 December from […]

Christmas Pantomime: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Playhouse Whitley Bay Marine AvenueWhitley Bay,

Mirror Mirror On the Wall, Whitley Bay’s Pantomime is the greatest of all! Join us for a fairy tale adventure when our highly-acclaimed pantomime returns with Snow White and the Seven […]

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (ffs!)

Alnwick Playhouse Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of […]

£22

House of the Black Gardenia

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm RoadGosforth,

Born of the desire to get their city's dancefloors swinging to the lesser-known roots music of the 1920s and '30s, House of the Black Gardenia brings together the new generation […]

£10.00

MTS presents A Night at the Musicals

The Customs House Mill DamSouth Shields,

An evening of West End and Broadway hits. MTS Presents to you an evening of Musical Theatre Showbiz, full of energy and talent from North East’s Elite young performers, alongside […]

£16.50

Bishop Auckland Civic Society Town Quiz

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

Teams of up to 6 people are invited to enter Bishop Auckland Civic Society’s Annual Town Quiz. Resident quizmaster, Glynn Wales, will again host a night of total quizzing and […]

£15

In Conversation: Phyllis Christopher

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead,

Join artist Phyllis Christopher as she discusses her work with Laura Guy and Lizzie Homersham. Belonging to a politicised tradition of documentary photography, Christopher’s hand-printed and tinted images reflect how […]

Shoe Cake Comedy Club

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

Expect 100% raw improvised sketch from 4 of the following performers Chris Lumb (Russell Howards Good News, Britain's Got Talent), Mandy McCarthy, Eddie French, Natalie Smeaton (Britain's Got Talent), Tom King, and Phil Smith (BBC1's This is MY House, Ted […]

Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker

Alnwick Playhouse Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show. After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West […]

£22

Friday Lunchtime Jazz Series

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

Zoe Gilby is the Parliamentary awards jazz vocalist of the year 2019 brings her trio for a selection of standards and originals.

£5

Cinderella

Darlington Hippodrome ParkgateDarlington,

You shall go to the ball this Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients audiences expect, Cinderella features laugh out loud comedy, […]

The Style Councillors

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

The Style Councillors celebrate "Café Bleu", the seminal debut album by The Style Council. The Style Councillors are the world's one and only tribute to The Style Council.

£17.50

Black and White Ball

St James' Park Barrack RoadNewcastle upon Tyne,

Prepare for sparkle and sophistication with the Black and White Christmas Ball. Begin your evening with Champagne and canapes followed by a sumptuous four-course Christmas dinner, as well as fantastic […]

£58.00

James Yorkston

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm RoadGosforth,

James Yorkston is a singer-songwriter and author from the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Since signing to Domino Records in 2001, James has released a steady flow of highly acclaimed albums, […]

£16.00

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Sunderland Empire High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Following her comical cooking antics on Celebrity MasterChef 2021, TV legend and national treasure, Su Pollard, is set to stir up a storm in Sunderland this Christmas as the dastardly […]

£13.00

Snow White – The Maltings Pantomime 2021

The Maltings Eastern LaneBerwick-upon-Tweed,

In a magical land lives a queen who’s so vain, she looks in the mirror again and again, Until one day, something’s not quite right, the face staring back at […]

The Wildhearts

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

For 3 decades The Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock scene. From their classic debut album ‘Earth Vs’ (voted number one album of the year in […]

£27.50

Hilarity Bites Comedy

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

Deck the halls and grab the popcorn as comedian Aidan Goatley shouts ‘action’ on a brand-new show of cinematic based niceness that will warm your heart, no matter the weather.

£8

Seth Lakeman

Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition ParkNewcastle Upon Tyne,

Seth's live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and […]

£22.00

The Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Boiler Shop 20 South Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  Straight from London’s West End – via the legendary Sydney Opera House – this international sensation is returning to the Boiler Shop this December. Officially the world’s most sought-after […]

£45.00

Panto: Jack and the Beanstalk

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market PlaceBishop Auckland, County Durham,

Join TaleGate Theatre Productions this Christmas for the giant pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Follow our hero Jack and his daft Mum, Dame Trott as they climb the beanstalk, defeat […]

£10

Beyoncé Miss Carter Party Night

St James' Park Barrack RoadNewcastle upon Tyne,

Make it a night to remember with this fantastic Beyonce tribute night, with a glass of fizz on arrival and a plated Christmas meal.

£42.50

Strictly Smokin Big Band’s 2021 Christmas at the Gosforth Civic

Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm RoadGosforth,

Now in it's 11th year of Christmas shows. Two nights of the best big band jazz featuring vocalist, Alice Grace, alongside SSBB’s array of top draw musicians and soloists to […]

£10.00

Simply The ’80s

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

We're going BACK TO THE '80s!!!!! A fun packed night with DJ Matt Gloss smashing out the hits and Nicola Marie performing Madonna's 80s classics lets celebrate Christmas like it's […]

£7

A Viking Christmas

Alnwick Playhouse Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland

A VIKING CHRISTMAS is a new mid-winter’s show with live music, spell-binding real magic, action and laughter, set in the north of England, produced by Queen’s Hall Arts and written […]

£16.50

Andy Jones and Chris’s Christmas Party

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

Andy Jones and Chris are having a Christmas party and everyone is invited. The evening will feature The Acoustic 80’s, possible surprises and the now Legendary Piano Social/Sing a long. […]

£5

Rock Rampage

Georgian Theatre Green Dragon YardStockton-on-Tees,

Rock Rampage is the ultimate rock party event - a celebration of the world's biggest rock bands, a night filled with huge riffs and epic anthems. A perfect Xmas night […]

£12

Jason Cook’s Christmas Comedy Club

The Customs House Mill DamSouth Shields,

Join Jason Cook as the host of his comedy club, which brings huge TV names, daft guests and incredible surprises to The Customs House. The biggest names in comedy at […]

£14

Christmas with André

The King of the Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while […]

£16.75

Rumours Live with the Transatlantic Ensemble

Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts, Exhibition ParkNewcastle Upon Tyne,

The outstanding ‘Transatlantic Ensemble,’ return to the Palace of Arts this Christmas time to perform Fleetwood Mac’s iconic Rumours album live. If you’ve been lucky enough to see them take the […]

Jason Cook NYE Comedy Club

The Customs House Mill DamSouth Shields,

Join Jason with a host of friends on New Year’s Eve for a night of laughter with some of the best comedians around.

£27.50