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Wharton Park events

Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

Wharton Park Summer Brass Band Concerts

A selection of local brass bands will be heading to Wharton Park this Summer to treat our visitors to free Brass concerts in our park amphitheatre. Band performances will take place on selected Sundays in July and August running between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on the dates below. Pack a picnic bring a blanket or a chair and sit back and enjoy the music:

  • Sunday 21 July - Craghead Colliery Band
  • Sunday 28 July - North East Concert Band
  • Sunday 4 August - Craghead Colliery Band
  • Sunday 11 August - Bearpark and Esh Colliery Band
  • Sunday 18 August - Trimdon Concert Brass Band
  • Sunday 25 August - NASUWT Concert Band

Party in the Park - Durham Brass Festival

Date: Saturday 6 July 2024
Location: Wharton Park Amphitheatre
Time: 6.00pm
Tickets: Free

Grab your dancing shoes and come along to the Party in the Park and dance the night away with the Durham Brass Festival Street Bands. This is a free event suitable for the whole family to enjoy, performance take place in the park's amphitheatre. Parking is limited at the park to Blue Badge holders only with additional free parking located at County Hall car park a short walk away. A drop off and pick up system will be in operation in the park during the event for those not able to walk into the park to access the event.

The Handlebards - The Comedy of Errors (Outdoor Theatre)

Date: Wednesday 4 September
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Price: Early Bird ticket- £16.50, Standard ticket - £19.50, 21 and under - £12.50, 12 and under - £5.00, Under 5s - Free

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK.

Join the troupe at Wharton Park for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' like you've never seen before. When two sets of estranged twins are brought together on the same island, this classic comedy takes hold, with mistaken identity, music and manic costume changes a plenty.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather.

Tickets must be booked in advance directly with Handlebards: Book tickets for our outdoor theatre event.

Notes on performance

  • Doors open at 6.00pm.
  • Chairs, picnics, blankets, and any other low-level accessories are welcome. Seating will be on the grassed banks of the park's amphitheatre.
  • The performance takes place outdoors. In case of rain please use ponchos and raincoats rather than umbrellas which may obstruct the view.

Should you have any access related questions ahead of the performance please contact us and a member of the team would be happy to help and advise the best routes into and around the park.

Car parking is limited at Wharton Park, ticket holders are advised to allow ample time to park and walk. Free overflow parking is available at County Hall a short 10min walk from the park located at DH1 5UL.

In partnership with

  • Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom logo

In partnership with

  • Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

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