4th - 8th March
Darlington Civic Theatre
A scandalous affair and fierce philosophical debate are at the heart of this energetic and funny play, which recently finished a season at Shakespeare's Globe.
01325 486555 www.darlington.gov.uk
7 - 9th March
Linden Hall, Longhorsley
Find beautiful treasures for your home, from 18th century paintings to antique Persian carpets, all available from specialist dealers at Linden Hall's annual antiques fair.
Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, 6pm
The perfect introduction to astronomy, Housesteads Roman Fort hosts an indoor presentation guiding you through the solar system, followed by an outdoor session (depending on weather conditions).
01434 344525 www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Northern Ballet's latest ballet for children tells the story of the three little pigs and their confrontation with the hungry wolf. Introduce little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.
01642 815181 www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk
21st - 23rd March
Our annual shopping and lifestyle exhibition is packed full of inspirational ideas, from homes and gardens to shopping, food and lifestyle.
0191 261 8944 www.livingnorthfair.co.uk
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, 7.30pm
A popular and successful military general falls victim to jealousy and manipulation in Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Don't miss this bold performance, which is accompanied by a live string quartet.
01429 890000 www.hartlepool.gov.uk
29th - 30th March
Kendal Town Centre
Now in its fifth year of showcasing exceptional Northern produce, this year's festival includes a mini-festival for children, celebrity foodies and Michelin starred chefs, pop-up restaurants, demos, tastings, talks and of course the food market.