The Indoor and Outdoor Shows You'll Want to Book Tickets For Now
From famous faces to spectacular shows and even the best event to take your four-legged friends to, book your tickets now
OH MIRIAM! LIVE
O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Miriam Margolyes will be live on stage in Newcastle as part of her biggest tour yet to mark the launch of her new book. The BAFTA-winning actor and Harry Potter icon is both outrageous and entertaining, and you won’t want to miss this evening of entertainment which is bound to be full of surprises.
JACK WHITEHALL: SETTLE DOWN
Following three complete sell-out arena tours, popular comedian Jack Whitehall is back on tour with his highly-anticipated new show and he’s stopping by Stockton in September. He says this will be his most personal show yet as he shares stories about his attempt at adulting.
The Fire Station, Sunderland
0191 570 0007
Folk-rock pioneers and local legends Lindisfarne are heading south (but not too far south) to put on a performance fronted by founder-member Rod Clements. This Sunderland show is part of their 2023 tour, taking audiences on a trip down memory lane with some of their best music from over the years. Fans won’t want to miss this intimate show at The Fire Station.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t really fit in, but supported by his mum and his friends, he overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps into the spotlight. A record-breaking three-year West End residency, and an award-winning film, tell you why you won’t want to miss the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie when it comes to Sunderland.
TYNE TRAVEL: (THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH EAST, WHY I MAN? WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A NORTHUMBRIAN)
The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
0191 232 0707
What does it mean to be a North Easterner? Two comedians are diving into the lesser-known history of the North East to find out (with help from a few special guests). Raul Kohli and Mike Milligan are two comedians with an interest in local history and this live panel show at The Stand will discuss all aspects of North East history, from before the Roman conquest to the Tuxedo Princess.
THE COLD BUFFET
Live Theatre, Newcastle
0191 232 1232
Making an appearance at family get-togethers is the only time Ellis visits home – it’s awkward, there’s tension and he has to prepare himself to avoid conversation with his soon-to-be step mam and slighting comments from his passive aggressive grandma. Is it time to cut ties? Join Ellis at the small function room and the same old cold buffet in this North East family saga laced with dry humour.
Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Busted are celebrating their 20th anniversary. How?! It’ll be the Year 3000 before we know it! Join the celebrations as part of their UK arena tour, where they’ll be joined by special guests Hanson, New Hope Club and The Tyne. Charlie Simpson was recently crowned the winner of The Masked Singer (despite many people thinking the man behind the mask was local lad James Arthur) and if he doesn’t come out dressed as a rhino, we’ll be a little disappointed.
Newcastle Theatre Royal
One of the greatest British comedies ever written comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal direct from a sell-out West End run and stars Liza Goddard, Matthew Kelly and Simon Shepherd. Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play – which hurtles along at break-neck speed!
THE NORTH EAST DOG FESTIVAL
2ND & 3RD SEPTEMBER
For the last five years The North East Dog Festival has become a favourite event for dog-lovers and dog-owners, promising fun for all the family. Visitors can look forward to professional displays, training demonstrations and expert speakers as well as exhibitors from all over the country; and dogs can have a go at a range of different activities from Scentventure (a new way to walk your dog) to dog parkour. Plus, don’t miss the breed hangouts where your dog can meet their fellow four-legged friends.
31ST AUGUST–3RD SEPTEMBER
Beal Farm, Berwick
Back for its eighth year, there’s so much to enjoy at this popular summer festival on the stunning Northumberland coast. Headlined by Primal Scream, Lindisfarne Festival has a fantastic line-up including Northerners The Unthanks and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (there’s got to be a quicker way to write that) and adopted Northerner Nadedja. With walkabout entertainers, comedy and meditation, there’s plenty to get involved in and as always it’ll be a huge celebration of summer.
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
Potterheads will know the significance of Alnwick Castle (becoming Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first two Harry Potter films) but they’ll want to visit this summer to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and/or Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the big screen. Luna Cinema are returning to this iconic venue with their outdoor cinema experience, and don’t worry if you’re not a Harry Potter fan (although we will judge) – Sunday’s showing is Top Gun: Maverick (and everyone loves Tom Cruise, right?)