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June 2021

The Big Summer Festival

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tent on the Racecourse Durham, DH1 3BN
£24 – £42

We are thrilled to be hosting The Big Summer Festival – a day long celebration of some of Durham’s finest Jazz, Funk, and Soul musicians. For the first time ever, you will be able to experience the best of College Big Bands and University Jazz Ensembles all in one place! As if this weren’t enough, the event will be supported by a fully stocked bar and local food trucks. It’s not one to be missed! Ticket Details Sales will close…

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Early Music on a Summer’s Evening 1

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University College, Principal’s Garden, The Castle, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW
Durham, DH1 3RW
Free – £8

Durham University Concert Opera and Dunelm Consort and Players present a joint concert in the beautiful Principal’s Garden, University College. Featuring a selection of English Madrigals and a Concert performance of Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants, this promises to be a concert not to be missed.

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Early Music on a Summer’s Evening 2

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University College, Principal’s Garden, The Castle, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RW
Durham, DH1 3RW
Free – £8

Durham University Concert Opera and Dunelm Consort and Players present a joint concert in the beautiful Principal’s Garden, University College. Featuring a selection of English Madrigals and a Concert performance of Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants, this promises to be a concert not to be missed.

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Music Durham Cathedral Concert – Joy!

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Durham Cathedral, Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RL United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

Music Durham is delighted to present our annual Cathedral concert, showcasing the talents of several of our incredible music ensembles. This year has seen mostly virtual music-making from our societies but we are finally able to play together live in this concert, in a celebration of musical Joy!We hope this evening will be a display of our student musicians’ resilience in a year that gave us many difficulties - and a showcase of the unwavering talent we host in Durham.…

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DST D’Oscars 2021

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Tent on the Racecourse Durham, DH1 3BN
£15 – £18

Join us for an afternoon of music, drinks, food and entertainment, to celebrate the achievements of DST!

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The Pirates of Penzance – at the Tent

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£5 – £8

Durham Opera Ensemble is proud to present this comic operetta, following the fortunes of Frederic, a young pirate, as he comes to the end of his apprenticeship and falls in love, but is he really as free as he thinks? It is assumed he will marry his ex-nursemaid, but he meets Mabel, who agrees to marry him so that he can enter polite society. When the Pirates force Mabel and her sisters into marrying them, they are saved by the…

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A Breath of Fresh Air: DUCE and DUPO Casual Classics Concert

June 25 @ 12:20 pm - 3:10 pm
£7 – £12

Come along to the Tent on the Racecourse for a breath of Fresh Air, where two excellent Durham University orchestras provide a concert that breaks from tradition. Grab a drink and relax in our Covid-safe pastoral-themed venue as the music celebrates the freedom of Summer.

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Summer Voices

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£4.5 – £6

Join Northern Lights A Cappella, DU Gospel Choir and Durham Dynamics for a summer evening of some of the best contemporary vocal talent Music Durham has to offer. Enjoy hits from The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel to Ariana Grande, alongside a food and bar service – the perfect way to celebrate post-lockdown.

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DUOS with Sir Thomas Allen, SAGE, Gateshead

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR + Google Map

After a whole year of closed concert halls and empty auditoriums, Durham is thrilled to finally present their musical return to life as we know it, by opening their concert season with a bang!Rescheduled from 2020, Durham University Orchestral Society will perform a world premiere, a student composition, commissioned by DUOS, for Sir Thomas Allen to perform as a narrator alongside the University Chamber Orchestra.  The composition competition, with set text chosen personally by Sir Tom, was held last year,…

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July 2021

Durham Fringe festival

July 28 @ 2:30 pm - August 1 @ 11:30 pm

Twenty-seven companies are putting on one hundred and eleven performances in four great venues across Durham City. Expect magic, dance, stand-up, two bands, five new music showcases, cabaret, an aerial act - and some cutting edge theatre! Everything you might expect in a fringe festival - and it’s all coming to you!

All details including tickets here: Front Page - Durham Fringe Festival

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