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Sunderland’s brand-new live music and performance venue

Whether you’re an indie rock champion, adventurous jazzer, theatre devotee, stand-up fan or just after a great night out, our programme is packed with entertainment from music and comedy to dance and theatre. Scroll down to see what’s on.

Opening December 2021

We can’t wait to open our doors and invite you in for our first events. Until then, explore Firestarters – our opening season, find out more about the brand-new auditorium and what to expect when we open.

Our Venue

Ticket Office Now Open

Our ticket office is now open! Come by and see us Wednesday to Sunday every week, or give us a call on 0191 5700 007

Opening Times

What's On

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Regular Classes and Courses for Children

09-Dec-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Local Artists Showcase: Tanja Vukasinovic-Powell / George Fearon

09-Dec-2021 - 20-Jan-2022
Arts Centre Washington

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Regular Classes and Courses for Adults

09-Dec-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Oil Painting Classes

09-Dec-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Re-Purpose

09-Dec-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
National Glass Centre

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NGC Glass Prize

09-Dec-2021 - 13-Mar-2022
National Glass Centre

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Design A Glass Creature Competition

09-Dec-2021 - 02-Jan-2022
National Glass Centre

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Anthony Amoako-Attah: Transition IV Online Exhibition

09-Dec-2021 - 04-Jun-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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Snow White’s Enchanted Forest- Prize Draw

09-Dec-2021 - 01-Jan-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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A Century of Pharmacy at Sunderland

09-Dec-2021 - 08-Jan-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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Echoes of Light: Exhibition of Engraved Glass by Northern Members of The Guild of Glass Engravers

09-Dec-2021 - 05-Jan-2022
National Glass Centre

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Guardians of the Planet

09-Dec-2021 - 08-Jan-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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Snow White’s Enchanted Forest Trail

09-Dec-2021 - 01-Jan-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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FREE Daily Glass Making Demonstrations

09-Dec-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Hansel and Gretel

09-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening plus special guest The Lake Poets

10-Dec-2021
The Fire Station

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Flameworked Christmas Decorations

11-Dec-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Right Track

11-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Ceramic Christmas Decorations

11-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Make your own Christmas Bauble

11-Dec-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Washington Youth Theatre (Ages 8 - 12)

11-Dec-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Festive Family Fusing

11-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Washington Youth Theatre (ages 13+)

11-Dec-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Saturday Art Club

11-Dec-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Snow White’s Enchanted Forest Family Day

11-Dec-2021
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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The story of Vaux: a mixture of Success and Sadness

11-Dec-2021
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

12-Dec-2021
The Fire Station

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ArtWorks-U Christmas Lunch and Support Meeting

14-Dec-2021
City Wide Programme

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Creative Me - Free Arts and Wellbeing sessions for young people aged 13 – 18.

14-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Community Choir – One Voice

14-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Watercolour Classes - Morning

15-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Community Choir – The B#s

15-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Watercolour Classes - afternoon

15-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Festive Glass Coasters - Twilight Sessions

15-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Mica Paris

15-Dec-2021
The Fire Station

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Creatives Christmas Party

16-Dec-2021
City Wide Programme

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A Christmas Carol 

16-Dec-2021
Arts Centre Washington

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Field Music Presents: The Firestarters Revue (with special guests)

17-Dec-2021
The Fire Station

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Smoove & Turrell with special guests – The Voices of Virtue Choir, Kay Greyson and Origin Dance Crew

19-Dec-2021
The Fire Station

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Festive Fused Artworks

20-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Santa's Treat Plate

21-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Christmas Snowman and Snowy Owl Sandcast

22-Dec-2021 - 30-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Glass Painted Artwork

23-Dec-2021
National Glass Centre

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Drink and Draw – Life Drawing Social

06-Jan-2022 - 03-Feb-2022
Arts Centre Washington

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King Arthur – The Panto

14-Jan-2022 - 29-Jan-2022
Arts Centre Washington

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An Evening with Emeli Sandé

15-Jan-2022
The Fire Station

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CONNECT: Facing Your Imposter Syndrome

18-Jan-2022
City Wide Programme

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Teddy Thompson

20-Jan-2022
The Fire Station

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January Creative Co-working and Artist Support Sessions

21-Jan-2022
City Wide Programme

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The Prince Bishops of Durham

22-Jan-2022
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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ARTS CHAT #1: “ZOOMERS AND ROOMERS”

22-Jan-2022
City Wide Programme

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Richard Dawson

22-Jan-2022
The Fire Station

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Getting to Grips with the new ACE Project Grants

24-Jan-2022
City Wide Programme

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ArtWorks-U Lunch and Support Meeting

25-Jan-2022
City Wide Programme

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The Shires (Acoustic)

27-Jan-2022
The Fire Station

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The Diana Ross Story

05-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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The Proposal- Will You Fund Me? A Fundraising Workshop with Hannah Matterson

08-Feb-2022
City Wide Programme

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Amy Winehouse – A celebration of her life and music with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

10-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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February Creative Co-working and Artist Support Sessions

15-Feb-2022
City Wide Programme

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Kodo One Earth Tour 2022: Tsuzumi

16-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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A Doll's House

17-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

18-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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The Monocle

19-Feb-2022
The Fire Station

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Gregory Alan Isakov

03-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Go Now! The Music of the Moody Blues

04-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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This Is The Kit

10-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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BBC Radio 3 New Music Show

12-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Orlando Weeks

13-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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I, Elizabeth

17-Mar-2022
Arts Centre Washington

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The Wilson Family The Wilson Family plus special guest Holly Clarke

18-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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China Crisis - Classic Crisis Tour

19-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Bill Laurance Trio

23-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Gary Delaney : Gary in Punderland

26-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Rowan Rheingans: Dispatches on the Red Dress

27-Mar-2022
The Fire Station

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Speakeasy

08-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Fisherman's Friends

09-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Luther

10-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Janey Godley- Soup Pot Tour

14-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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The Young’uns

16-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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The Hot Club of Cowtown

20-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Sunset Sons

21-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

22-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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Flook

29-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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100% SOUL!

30-Apr-2022
The Fire Station

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The Futureheads - Acoustic & A Cappella

11-Jun-2022
The Fire Station

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Woman to Woman - Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, Julia Fordham & Rumer

21-Oct-2022
The Fire Station

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Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

09-Nov-2022
The Fire Station

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