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Find out what's on in Sunderland and plan the perfect visit, night out or day trip.  Discover countless events in Sunderland including live performances, festivals, shows, exhibitions, concerts and seasonal events, which showcase the diverse nightlife and vibrant culture that makes our city special. Snap up tickets to see exhilarating theatre shows, award-winning stand-ups and the world's biggest headliners on the Sunderland stage, or get under the skin of our local nightlife scene at our independent music venues and comedy nights. 

Our city comes to life every year at Christmas time with Sunderland Illuminations, citycentre activities and more, while the Sunderland Airshow is an annual highlight over summer.

Whether you're searching for weekly clubs, sporting events and art exhibitions or simply want to know what exciting things you can do with the kids over half-term, you can find full listings of what's on in Sunderland. 

Browse what's on in Sunderland below, or explore more things to do, or find places to places to stay.