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Art And Theatre Events In Sunderland

Performances, Theatre Events And Art Exhibitions In Sunderland

Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Sunderland. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Sunderland for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Sunderland too.

Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad, nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting? Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Sunderland.

Upcoming Art Events in Sunderland

Jul 20 2019

Bunker Patrol 4

Battle Bunker ltd , 206 Roker Avenue, sr6 0bn City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Bunker Patrol is the perfect tournament if your looking to get into the competitive scene or just fancy something a bit different to the norm. You will play 3 games on awesome themed tables with plenty space around each table as well as plenty space for a... Read More

Sat Jul 20 2019
09:30 am to 05:30 pm

An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Holmeside Coffee , Sunderland Museum and winter garden Burdon road, SR1 1PP City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

The workshop is for anyone who's interested in Chinese art and culture. No Prior knowledge or experience is needed. All you need is some enthusiasm to learn something new. You will learn how to hold the brush, manage ink on paper and basic strokes of Chin... Read More

Sat Jul 20 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Journey’s Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens , Burdon Rd, SR1 1PP City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

A rare opportunity to see the UK’s first exhibition to explore the refugee crisis through illustration. The exhibition features 40 multi -media works by 12 contemporary artists, two of whom are themselves refugees. Illustrators have the unique opportuni... Read More

Sat Jul 20 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sun Jul 21 2019 at 05:00 pm

Jul 22 2019

Kidz Klub

Dame Dorothy Primary School , SR6 0EA City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Kidz Klub is a newly formed children's play initiative for children aged 5-11 years old. Delivered by award winning Youth and Community Project Sunderland Community Action Group. At Kidz Klub, your child will take part in a wide range of fun interactive... Read More

Mon Jul 22 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Make a House a Home - Family Fusing

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

This is a group activity for you and your family or friends to work together to decorate a large glass house shape and transform it into a wonderful work of art. You will learn about the fusing process, discuss your ideas and draw a design for your colla... Read More

Mon Jul 22 2019
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Jul 23 2019

Sculpture Workshop

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Learn how to make a 3D sculpture using a range of art materials, then cover it with Mod Roc to create a solid form. Tuesday 23 July & Tuesday 13 August 10.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00 / Age 5+ / £3 / Drop-in... Read More

Tue Jul 23 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jul 24 2019

Seaside Glass Painting

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Wednesday 24 July & 14 August Decorate a unique seaside themed glass shape. Paint your design onto the surface using glass painting pens and take it home to hang on your window. 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16.00 / Age 4+ / £4 Drop-in... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunderland Summer School: Young Songwriters

Pennywell Youth Project , , Petersfield Rd, , Sunderland, United Kingdom

Wednesday 24 - 26 July, 11am-4pm each day Ready for a summer bursting with ideas? New Writing North runs three-day Summer Schools across the North East, where young people aged 12-19 work on exciting creative writing projects with professional... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019 at 11:00 am to Fri Jul 26 2019 at 04:00 pm

Sunderland Summer School: Young Songwriters

Pennywell Youth Project , Petersfield Rd, Sunderland SR4 9BB, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Group Leader: Jennie Brewis New Writing North runs three-day Summer Schools across the North East, where young people aged 12-19 work on exciting creative writing projects with professional writers and artists. Join us at our first Songwriting Summer S... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019
11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Jul 25 2019

Sunderland Stories

Grindon Church Community Project , Galway Road, SR4 8JZ City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

A fully funded community arts project running throughout the Summer on Thursday evenings. Got stories about yourself or your family in Sunderland? Come along and share them through different artistic media.... Read More

Thu Jul 25 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

July Gong Bathing In Sunderland At Eagle Building

Tracey West Sacred Gongs , Eagle Building, SR1 2AX City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Relax and reset with ❤️ love Regular Gong Bathing offers a space for you to focus, set and affirm intentions and use your zoom lens, to see, feel, imagine more. Like any practice the more we do the deeper dig and the more profound treasure we find :)... Read More

Thu Jul 25 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Jul 27 2019

Create - intensive aerial workshop

Dance City , The Fire Station, SR1 3EX City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Create Are you looking to put an act together? Uncaged are running a 2 day intensive for emerging aerialists looking to find their expression. It will help you find your unique way of moving and introduce you to how to tell a story and build character.... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Jul 28 2019 at 05:00 pm

The Golden Age of Sigmar

Battle Bunker ltd , 206 Roker Avenue, sr6 0bn City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

The Golden Age of Sigmar is a 3 game Age of Sigmar tournament which goes back to the start of AoS by using only Warscrolls. This was my favourite period for AoS and since 'full fat, new AoS' at the Bunker doesn't do too well I thought I'd try put someth... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
09:30 am to 05:30 pm

Clay Challenge

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Throw the dice to select the picture of an artwork currently on show in our gallery spaces at National Glass Centre and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Your challenge is to sculpt it in air drying clay, then check how well you’ve done! Saturday... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Geordies V Mackems Bradley Lowery Trophy & Family Fun Day 2019

Nissan Sports & Leisure Complex , Washington Road, SR5 3NS City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

We are hosting our third annual Geordies V Mackems Bradley Lowery Trophy to raise funds for the Bradley Lowery Foundation. We are once again holding the annual Geordie Vs Mackems Bradley Lowery Trophy Match. This year we will be holding the event at Nis... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Cube of Truth: Sunderland: July 27th

Caffè Nero , New Market St Retail ParkThe Bridges Shopping Centre, SR1 3LE City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1746823818710072/ The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that tr... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
12:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Jul 30 2019

Performance Art Day Care

Miss Tina's Sunderland , Beaumont Street, SR5 2JR City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Throughout the day we will be building sets out of cardboard for our story telling, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama and free play outside in the garden (weather permitting) and generally having fun. Suitable for ages 4-8 yrs children supervised at... Read More

Tue Jul 30 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Glass Painted Cars, Ships, Planes and Trains

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Get ready to travel with your imagination in this glass painting workshop! Will you sail on a pirate ship or ride in a car? Choose from a selection of shapes and paint your design onto it to create your own hanging glass decoration. Tuesday 30 July &... Read More

Tue Jul 30 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Grease The Musical | Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire , 4-5 High Street West, SR1 3EX City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Grease. A brand new production heads to Sunderland Empire this Summer 2019. With Peter Andre. Tickets are on sale now. Gain direct access to tickets here - http://tidd.ly/71b159f4 The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than... Read More

Tue Jul 30 2019
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Aug 01 2019

Summer Sandcast

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Monday 5, 12, 19 & 26 August Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August Create a glass cat, hedgehog, fish or owl using sand to make a mould. Add your own colour and decoration to make your design unique. Watch as our studio team transform your design by... Read More

Thu Aug 01 2019
09:30 am to 10:30 am

Ice Cream Pot Painting!

Tumbles , 118-120 Hylton Road, sr4 7xs City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Let the kids’ creative juices flow in the Summer holidays! ? Join us at Tumbles to paint your own ice cream pot!? Great for the imagination and a lovely pot to keep all those special bits & bobs in! Just drop us a message to book your place. £12 per... Read More

Thu Aug 01 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Aug 02 2019

Painting by the Sea

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade - SVLB Search & Rescue , The Watch House, Pier View, Roker, SR6 0PR City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Come and Join me at the Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigades historic watch house for a day of watercolour painting by the Sea on FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST. Morning - reserved for kids, teenagers, families that want to paint together - 10-11.30 £6pp Afternoon - adu... Read More

Fri Aug 02 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Summer Art Seekers - On The Road

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Take part in our next creative series of workshops exploring Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and John Askew’s works. This summer we will go on an imaginary on-the-road journey around the world. In the first workshop, we will discover four differen... Read More

Fri Aug 02 2019
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Aug 03 2019

Celebration! Glass Painting

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Celebrate National Glass Centre 21st Birthday with us! Choose from a range of unique shapes including:birthday cake and birthday balloon. Saturday 3 and 24 August 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 16.00 Age 4+ / £4 / Drop in... Read More

Sat Aug 03 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Eppleton Cricket Club Family fun day.

Eppleton Cricket Club , City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

W Caris Amusements and Eppleton cricket club are hosting a family funday at the cricket club at eppleton. The event will be free entry and there will be lots to do. Fun fair rides Bouncy castles Face painting Trade and craft stalls Hot food stalls.... Read More

Sat Aug 03 2019
11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Aug 04 2019

Tesco Extra Community Fayre

Tesco , Newcastle Rd, SR6 0DA City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Every FIRST Sunday of the month 10-4pm You will find a wonderful collection of stalls in the atrium at Tesco Extra, Roker Retail Park, Sunderland. Lots of unique and fascinating handmade crafts and gifts, home baked cakes and savoury treats, jewellery, s... Read More

Sun Aug 04 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 06 2019

Birds and Fish Glass Painting

National Glass Centre , Liberty Way, SR6 0GL City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Have you seen our joint exhibition featuring glass and ceramic works from our own collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum? Make your own bird or fish decoration in this glass painting workshop. Tuesday 6 and 27 August / 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00... Read More

Tue Aug 06 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Aug 07 2019

South Shields Summer School: Pick and Mix

The Word , , 45 Market Place,, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 August, 11am – 4pm each day Ready for a summer bursting with ideas? New Writing North runs three-day Summer Schools across the North East, where young people aged 12-19 work on exciting creative writing projects with pro... Read More

Wed Aug 07 2019 at 11:00 am to Fri Aug 09 2019 at 04:00 pm

South Shields Summer School: Pick and Mix

The Word , Sunderland, United Kingdom

Group Leader: Lisa Burns Come along to The Word to our ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ Summer School, where we’ll be programming a jam-packed line-up of creative writing sessions to spark your imagination. Wednesday 7 August 11am-1pm – Poetry with John Challis In this... Read More

Wed Aug 07 2019
11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 13 2019

Family Friendly Co-Working Day at The Fire Station

The Fire Station , Dun Cow Street, SR1 3 City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Our first co-working day went so well, we're doing it again- but this time with a difference! We know August can be a tricky time to be a freelancing/ working parent, so this time we'll also have an area for children, so freelancing parents can grab an ho... Read More

Tue Aug 13 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Aug 14 2019

Northumberland Summer School: Make Some Noise

Woodhorn Museum , Sunderland, United Kingdom

Group Leader: Sarah Tarbit This year we are holding our first summer school at the fantastic Woodhorn Museum and Nature Reserve, open to members of Cramlington and Amble Young Writers groups, as well as everyone else who fancies trying writing. Come an... Read More

Wed Aug 14 2019
11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 18 2019

Sunday at the Seaside

Roker & Seaburn Beaches , City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Take a trip down memory lane and join us for a good old fashioned family fun day at the seaside! Go back to the past with Roker Pier and help to celebrate the Heritage Lottery funded restoration of the pier and lighthouse with music, childrens entertaine... Read More

Sun Aug 18 2019
10:30 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 21 2019

Elmer in Sunderland

Sunderland experience it HERE , Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, SR1 1PB City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

From 21 August – 01 November 2019, Sunderland will welcome a spectacular art trail which will be tons of fun! Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature over fifty individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures across Tyne and Wear. Here's... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Ice Cream Pot Painting!

Tumbles , 118-120 Hylton Road, sr4 7xs City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Let the kids’ creative juices flow in the Summer holidays! ? Join us at Tumbles to paint your own ice cream pot!? Great for the imagination and a lovely pot to keep all those special bits & bobs in! Just drop us a message to book your place. £12 per... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Aug 23 2019

Elephant Gym

INDEPENDENT - SUNDERLAND , 27/28 Holmeside, SR13 City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Elephant Gym + Roxy Girls Friday 23rd August Doors: 7:30pm £12 adv Formed in 2012, Elephant Gym is a three piece band from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, known for melodic and emotional bass-driven tracks filled with gentle, beautiful and rhythmic guitar and drum... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Aug 28 2019

The Book Of Mormon

Sunderland Empire , 4-5 High Street West, SR1 3EX City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

THE MORMONS ARE COMING! The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, 'It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ And Entertainment Weekly raves, 'Grade A: the funniest musical of all ti... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
07:30 pm to 09:50 pm

The Book of Mormon

Sunderland Empire Theatre , 4-5 High St West, City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

The Book of Mormon Now On Sale! Sunderland Empire Theatre Wednesday 28th August - Saturday 7th September 2019 Click here to book yours - http://tidd.ly/d3c2fcda Now on general on-sale, tickets for the nine-time Tony Award, and four-time Olivier winnin... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

The Book Of Mormon | Sunderland

Sunderland Empire Theatre , 4-5 High St West, City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

The Book of Mormon will head to Sunderland Empire in 2019. Tickets: http://tidd.ly/e6e46d51 The New York Times calls it ‘The best musical of this century.’ The Washington Post says, 'It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.’ An... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Aug 31 2019

Sunderland River Festival

Sunderland Riverside , Sunderland, United Kingdom

This inaugural event will be both a celebration of the city's maritime heritage, and a tribute to its creative future. On opposite sides of the Wear at St Peter’s Quayside and Low Row, there will be a weekend of music and water based entertainment, with... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019 at 12:00 pm to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 06:00 pm

Sep 08 2019

Tesco Extra Community Fayre

Tesco , Newcastle Rd, SR6 0DA City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Every FIRST Sunday of the month 10-4pm You will find a wonderful collection of stalls in the atrium at Tesco Extra, Roker Retail Park, Sunderland. Lots of unique and fascinating handmade crafts and gifts, home baked cakes and savoury treats, jewellery, s... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Sep 15 2019

An Introduction to Brush Lettering

holmeside coffee , Holmeside Coffee at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, SR1 1PP City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Come to Holmeside Coffee in the wonderful Sunderland Winter Gardens to enjoy learning the art of Brush Lettering. The Crafthood will help guide you through the basic strokes to enable you to find your own style of brush lettering - once found the opportun... Read More

Sun Sep 15 2019
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sep 20 2019

Ant Middleton - Mind Over Muscle

Sunderland Empire , 4-5 High Street West, SR1 3EX City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Ant Middleton has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2019, The Mind Over Muscle Tour. Fri 20 Sep 2019 @ 7:00 pm | Sunderland Empire, Sunderland TICKETS >>> at atgtickets: http://tidd.ly/9b426fec >>> at seetickets: http://tid... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 27 2019

A Night at the Musicals

SR4 SUITE - Conference & Banqueting , Waverley Terrace, SR4 6TA City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

From Sunderland Theatre Company, comes the very best of the West End and Broadway comes to town at our exciting new venue this September! Come along to experience an array of toe-tapping, finger-clicking, tune-humming numbers in this brilliant concert! Fi... Read More

Fri Sep 27 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sat Sep 28 2019 at 10:00 pm

Oct 04 2019

The Crafters Roadshow

Bridges Sunderland , The Bridges Shopping Centre, SR13DR City of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Join The Makers at The Bridges Sunderland from Friday 4th-Sunday 6th October. We’re bringing you the very best in handmade goods from the best makers selling everything from art, candles, jewelry, accessories, modern home decor and much much more!... Read More

Fri Oct 04 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Oct 06 2019 at 05:00 pm

Oct 07 2019

Armistead Maupin

Sage Gateshead , St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR, UK, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Armistead Maupin, LGBT activist and much-loved author will be embarking on his first ever UK tour this autumn. America’s ultimate storyteller will recount his favourite tales from the past four decades, offering his own engaging observations on society... Read More

Mon Oct 07 2019 at 07:00 pm

Oct 09 2019

Bring it On 2019: The North East Exhibition for Future Engineers - Business Exhibition Registration

Beacon of Light , Stadium Park , Sunderland, United Kingdom

Bring it On 2019: The North East Exhibition for Future Engineers - Business Exhibition Calling all North East Businesses!   You’re invited to be part of Bring it On 2019, the biggest celebration of engineering opportunities in the... Read More

Wed Oct 09 2019 at 09:00 am to Thu Oct 10 2019 at 04:00 pm

Oct 14 2019

The Scummy Mummies Show

The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle , 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW, UK, Sunderland, United Kingdom

The Scummy Mummies, Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, have announced a 2019 UK tour, running from 20th September at Didcot Cornerstone to the 1st December at Leicester’s Y Theatre. The tour comes hot on the heels of their Edinburgh Festival debut during Au... Read More

Mon Oct 14 2019 at 08:00 pm

Nov 04 2019

John Mayall's 85th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Connor Selby

Tyne Theatre & Opera House , 117 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, UK, Sunderland, United Kingdom

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, ‘The Godfather of British Blues’ an OBE & a Hall of Fame induction.John’s early band John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers... Read More

Mon Nov 04 2019
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Nov 20 2019

PMI UK presents: Striving and thriving in this crazy VUCA world!

Stadium of Light , Montgomery Suite, Sunderland, United Kingdom

 Main Speakers:  Teesside University Enactus, Lysa Morrison & Stephen Carver  The focus of the evening is to explore how to improve project success in the VUCA world.   The Power of Student-Led Social Enterprise The Teess... Read More

Wed Nov 20 2019
05:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Feb 22 2020

MJR present THE BOYS ARE BACK TOUR Featuring 5IVE A1 DAMAGE 911

Newcastle City Hall , Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF, UK, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Celebrating a decade of wild boys of pop, MJR bring you, four acts in one unforgettable night! Original line ups, party classics, their greatest hits, pumpin tunes and everyone’s favourite dance moves, they may be men now, but the Boys Are Back! On the... Read More

Sat Feb 22 2020
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

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