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Venues and Programme

Arts Centre Washington

Arts Centre Washington

Arts Centre Washington provides a year round programme of theatre, music, comedy, dance, film, exhibitions as well as a whole range of classes and courses from salsa dancing to scale model making. We also house artists’ studios, a recording studio and rehearsal rooms. The centre is available to hire for private functions and corporate events.

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National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre

An iconic free cultural attraction situated on the banks of the River Wear, National Glass Centre celebrates the origins, growth and history of glass making in Sunderland. Explore the city’s rich history of glass making and enjoy our international exhibitions programme, which presents the work of leading contemporary artists in glass and ceramics. Join us for one-to-one Glass Blowing Experiences, or take part in one of our family friendly glass making, jewellery or craft classes. Feel the heat of our 1100 degree furnaces during one of our free daily glass blowing demonstrations. Enjoy a bit of retail therapy in our Shop, or treat yourself to lunch in our Riverside cafe, The Glass Yard.

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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art has been bringing critically acclaimed contemporary visual art from around the world to Sunderland and revealing the depth of talent in the North-East for 50 years. Working closely with artists, it stages exhibitions and events, creates publications and most recently, has begun to create a collection of contemporary art for the future. Based inside National Glass Centre, the gallery focusses on new work made in photography, film & video, and twenty-first century media.

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Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend a day, giving you lots to see and do. Situated in the heart of the city, the museum has four floors of galleries and exhibitions. Learn the story of the city and its people and of fascinating worlds beyond. Our programme of special exhibitions features both local and national collections, brought here through links with national museums. Regular events and activities for all ages, as well as our beautiful newly refurbished shop and cafe mean that there are so many reasons for you to visit us time and time again.

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Citywide & Online

Citywide & Online

An exciting programme of events and activities supporting artists and working with our local communities to bring great art and culture to the people of Sunderland.

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