Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral
The College, Durham, DH1 3EH
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Historical drawings and prints reflecting the human fascination with strange creatures, from illustrations of lions and dragons in medieval manuscripts, to early printed books of natural history which feature sea serpents and wyverns alongside images of the rhinoceros or giraffe, and the evidence presented to prove the…

Mon 20 Feb

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Tue 21 Feb

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Wed 22 Feb

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

…and 108 more dates until 10 Jun


A performance of Samuel Beckett's Company invites the audience to take on the role of the central character by climbing into a bed in a darkened chapel to hear a voice narrate the text in the darkness. The performance takes place in the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Produced by Marco Bernini and Mary Robson.

Tue 17 Jan

Free / 01913 864 266

Wed 18 Jan

Free / 01913 864 266

Thu 19 Jan

Free / 01913 864 266

Fri 20 Jan

Free / 01913 864 266

Defiant Requiem - Verdi At Terezin

A presentation of Verdi's Requiem, in commemoration of the performance given by inmates of the Terezin concentration camp during WWII.

Sat 28 Jan

£10–£25 (£8–£22) / 01913 864 266

Durham Cathedral Choir Association: Desert Island Discs

The Dean of Durham, The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, will share his Desert Island Discs in conversation with Baroness Maeve Sherlock of Durham. Wine and canapes will be served. Tickets £10 from dcca@durhamcathedral.co.uk or by writing to: The Secretary, The DCCA, The Cathedral Office, Durham A fundraising event in aid of…

Durham Cathedral Choir Association Vocal Recital By Ana Fernandez-Guerra

Vocalist Ana Fernandez-Guerra performs at Durham Cathedral accompanied by Francesca Massey, Durham Cathedral sub-organist. This event will be followed by a reception in the Chapter House. Tickets £15 from dcca@durhamcathedral.co.uk or by writing to: The Secretary, The DCCA, The Cathedral Office, Durham A fundraising event…

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Durham Cathedral Easter Day Services

Durham Cathedral's Easter Day programme of services, beginning with the Dawn Liturgy with Initiation and the First Communion of Easter at 5.15am At dawn, a bonfire is lit in the cloister garth, symbolising the creation of light in Genesis, and the triumph of light over dark, of life over death, through the resurrection of…

Tue 11 Apr

Durham Cathedral Photography Morning

A special opportunity to spend a morning with your camera inside Durham Cathedral and capture the early morning light reflected on the Cathedral's magnificent interior.

Sat 29 Apr

£10 / 01913 864 266

Durham Choral Society

Mozart: Solemn Vespers Mozart: Requiem

Sat 20 May

£19.80 some concessions / 01913 864 266

Durham University Chamber Choir Concert

The choir performs Lobo Lamentations and the Brahms Motets.

Sat 25 Feb

£10 (£7; £5) / 01913 864 266

Durham University Choral Society And Palatinate Orchestra Concert

The Choral Society will be joined for this performance by Durham University Palatinate Orchestra, and conducted by Adam Laughton.

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Durham's Medieval Manuscripts: How Were They Written?

Professors Andy Beeby and Richard Gameson will explain how these books were made.

Sat 4 Feb

Et Tu, Shakespeare? Murder Mystery Night

'Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death' Richard III. Some 400 years after Shakespeare's death it seems the Great Bard may still have secrets to share. Rumours have spread that a previously unknown and unpublished play has been discovered in the catacombs beneath Durham Cathedral. A sequel, no less; 'Lots To Do…

Fri 19 May

Intercollegiate Evensong

The College Choirs, under the musical direction of James Lancelot, celebrate the sacred music making of the Durham University collegiate choirs stretching back centuries. Part of Durham Vocal Festival and North East Festival of Youth Choirs.

Sun 29 Jan

Free / 01913 864 266

The King's Singers

The acclaimed vocal ensemble performs close harmony arrangements from jazz standards to pop chart hits.

Mon 30 Jan

£8–£22.50 / 01913 864 266

Magna Carta And The Forest Charters

A temporary exhibition in the Collections Gallery at Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see all three issues of Durham Cathedral's Magna Carta, one of the most influential texts in British history and a document which still exerts influence today. The exhibition will display…

Mon 19 Jun

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Tue 20 Jun

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Wed 21 Jun

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

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North East Festival Of Youth Choirs

Showcasing the best youth choral music in the North East of England, the festival of youth choirs will feature award-winning choirs from Primary and Secondary Schools across the region as well Durham Cathedral and Durham University

Sat 4 Feb

£7 (£3) / 01913 864 266

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Nicholas McGegan conducts the sinfonia and the Samling Soloists in a performance of Handel's masterpiece Israel In Egypt.

Tue 11 Apr

£16.13–£26.88 / 01913 864 266

Royal Northern Sinfonia - Nicholas McGegan - Durham Cathedral

Conductor: Nicholas McGegan Samling Soloists Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Royal Northern Sinfonia HANDEL Israel in Egypt Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Nicholas McGegan, Samling soloists and the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia. Easter holy week performance in beautiful Durham Cathedral.

Tue 11 Apr

£26.88 (Nave); £21.50 (Font); £16.13 (Transept) U18s £5.38 all areas. / 01913 864 266

Simon Nieminski: Organ Recital

Works by Bach, Reger, Grainger and Langlais.

Wed 18 Jan

£8 (£6) / 01913 864 266

Live Music, Classical.

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage

Works by Palestrina and Poulenc, exploring the themes of conflict and atonement. Conducted by Harry Christophers.

Fri 20 Oct

£15–£30 / 01913 864 266

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Special Service - Sung Eucharist For Candlemas

The Cathedral will be lit by candlelight and music is provided by the Durham Cathedral Consort of Singers.

Special Services - Ash Wednesday

Durham Cathedral marks the beginning of the Lenten journey as Palm crosses from Palm Sunday of the previous year are burnt, and their remaining ashes are blessed at the Eucharist. The sign of the cross is made on participants foreheads, using the ash, and is a sign of penitence and a symbol of mortality. Participants…

Wed 1 Mar

St Cuthbert's Festival

A day of events to celebrate the life of St Cuthbert and his impact on Durham, including market stalls, storytelling, a procession and many more.

Sat 18 Mar

Free / 01913 864 266

Textiles: Painting With The Needle

An exhibition of textiles, including Grayson Perry's Death of a Working Hero, medieval silks and the early 17th-century embroidered Arabella Stuart Bible.

Tue 17 Jan

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Wed 18 Jan

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

Thu 19 Jan

£2.50–£7.50 / 01913 864 266

…and 23 more dates until 11 Feb

Treasures Of Durham Cathedral Library: Music

Music has always been at the heart of worship at Durham Cathedral, from the Cathedral's monastic beginnings to the present day. The Library holds an internationally renowned collection of music manuscripts and early printed books, many of which are unique to the Cathedral, telling the story of its musical tradition. This…

Venera Bojkova Piano Recital

The renowned harpist and pianist performs.

Fri 10 Mar

£15 / 01913 864 266

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