What’s On Northumberland

Kielder Observatory

Find out what’s on in Northumberland – our guide covers all the exciting events we think you’ll love over the coming months. From music festivals to wildlife encounters and historic reenactments, there’s something for everyone.

Adventure in Pantoland

19th-27th January 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • In honour of its 75th Anniversary, the Alnwick Theatre Club presents a unique twist on the traditional panto – a delightful assortment of captivating tales.

The Secret Lives of Stars

Various dates

  • Kielder Observatory
  • Explore the life cycle of a star, delving into its formation, the intricacies of nuclear fusion, and what happens when a star approaches the end of its existence.

Lunar New Year 2024 Celebration

Saturday 10th February 2024

  • Various Locations
  • The Lunar New Year stands as China’s most significant ancient traditional festival. Join the festivities in Durham City with a lineup of thrilling events.

Something About George – The George Harrison Story

Saturday 10th February 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • A musical homage in biopic form dedicated to George Harrison, often referred to as the “quiet” Beatle.

An Audience with John Sergeant

Friday 16th February 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • From a distinguished career in political journalism, to entertaining audiences on shows like The One Show, Have I Got News For You, and Strictly Come Dancing – join for an evening with John Sergeant.

Marine Art

Various dates and times from 21st February 2024

  • Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley
  • Explore the wonders of the marine world with our Marine Engagement Officer while participating in engaging arts and crafts activities, perfect for the whole family.

Alnwick Story Fest

16th-18th February 2024

  • Various venues
  • Alnwick Story Fest welcomes you to connect with captivating authors, filmmakers, artists, and photographers during an exhilarating few days in February.

Paranormal & Psychic Event with Celebrity Psychic Marcus Starr

17th February 2024

  • The Holiday Inn, Stoke on Trent
  • Enter the realm of the extraordinary with Marcus Starr leading captivating Paranormal Investigations and channelling messages from the world of spirits.

Full Moon Therapeutic Art & Sound Bath

Saturday 24th February 2024

  • The Bodywork Centre, Eastgate, Hexham
  • Come along and take part in a unique experience that mixes art and sound healing during the February Full Moon. The perfect vibe and setting to unlock spiritual growth and healing.

Viennese Strauss Gala

Saturday 24th February 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • Experience the enchanting Viennese Strauss Gala by World on Stage, featuring highlights from Strauss family operettas and Kalam & Lehar music. The show promises a delightful blend of beautiful costumes, excellent voices, and authentic staging.

Fire & Ice Durham

23rd & 24th February 2024

  • Durham City Centre
  • Spend some time in the beautiful historic city of Durham, marvel at the sculptures, watch live demonstrations, and enjoy interactive displays.

North Northumberland Bird Club: 35 years of wildlife recordings

Friday 8th March 2024

  • Bamburgh Cricket Pavilion, The Wynding
  • An event featuring the renowned sound recordist Geoff Sample, exploring the untamed soundscapes of Europe.

Magic Queen

Friday 15th March 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • A homage to the iconic rock band Queen, capturing the wild energy of the 70s and the enchantment of the 80s.

Makings of a Murderer

Saturday 16th March 2024

  • Alnwick Playhouse
  • Experience an evening of suspense and excitement with The Scottish Detective, David Swindle, as he takes the stage for a captivating night at the theatre.

Easter Crafting

Friday 22nd March 2024

  • Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley
  • Hang out with a member of the NWT crew for a fun spring crafting session, where you can craft a themed centrepiece perfect for an Easter get-together with the whole family.

In Focus

Various dates throughout Jan-Mar

  • Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley
  • The In Focus experts will be on-hand with a range of optical equipment that you can try before you buy, such as telescopes and binoculars.

Raphael Historic Falconry

Dates throughout the year

  • Alnwick Castle
  • A medieval falconry display combined with historic storytelling by Raphael Falconry.

Northumberlandia Food and Craft Market

Every first Sunday of the month

  • Northumberlandia
  • An outdoor food and craft market at Northumberlandia.

Introduction to Astronomy

Dates throughout the year

  • Kielder Observatory
  • Learn the basics of astronomy with the observatory’s team of experts.

Late Night Explorer

Dates throughout the year

  • Kielder Observatory
  • This late-night event takes you on a journey through the cosmos as you look to the skies through their state-of-the-art equipment.

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