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Theatres, museums, venues and festivals


Information about our theatres, museums, venues and festival closures and cancellations

Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester Roman Fort, which was scheduled to reopen on 1 April 2020, will continue to be closed until further notice.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

This year's Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which was scheduled to take place between 18 - 19 April 2020, has been cancelled. See our press release - Bishop Auckland Food Festival cancelled - for further information.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

The scheduled reopening of Bishop Auckland Town Hall will be postponed and the building will remain closed until further notice. Further information on refunds and cancelled performances can be found on the Bishop Auckland Town Hall website.

Durham Adventure Festival

This year's Durham Adventure Festival, which was scheduled to take place from 24 to 26 April 2020 has been cancelled. Please note that those who have purchased tickets will be contacted to arrange refunds.

Durham Town Hall

Durham Town Hall is closed until further notice.

Empire Theatre and Cinema

The Empire Theatre and Cinema is closed until further notice ahead of a planned closure for refurbishment from Wednesday 1 April. The venue is scheduled to re-open in September 2020. Further information on refunds and cancelled performances can be found on the Empire Theatre and Cinema website.  

Gala Theatre and Cinema

The Gala Theatre and Cinema is closed until further notice. Further information on refunds and cancelled performances can be found on the Gala Theatre and Cinema website.

Seaham Food Festival

This year's Seaham Food Festival, which was scheduled to take place between 13 to 14 June 2020, has been cancelled. 

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