St.Patrick’s Day, Jersey Boys, Restaurant Week and so much more – there’s lots of incredible events to look forward to in Sunderland this March!
Here’s everything you need to know…
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Fire Station
Having supported The Lumineers on their arena tour, join Grammy-nominated, horticulturist-turned-musician Gregory Alan Isakov for an exclusive show at The Fire Station this March.
Whether Gregory is singing a tender tribute to a grumpy coffee shop custodian, offering the audiences a sincere reflection as a touring musician or trying to understand Buddhism, this critically-acclaimed artist arrives in Sunderland armed with a back-catalogue of affectionate tunes that vividly captures the people and places he’s visited on his travels.
You’ve got to be looking forward to Gregory’s show in Sunderland this March!
This Is The Kit
The Fire Station
A brilliant evening of joyous banjo belters awaits! This Is The Kit touches down at The Fire Station this March for an uplifting celebration of their brand new album, Off Off On.
Since their debut album, Krulle Bol, was released in 2008, This Is The Kit have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories to create critically-acclaimed albums, toured across the continent and featured at Glastonbury 2019.
Book your tickets now and look forward to a hypnotic evening of indie-folk rock and a voice you’ll not forget in a hurry.
Birmingham Royal Ballet – Don Quixote
10 – 12 March
Get your culture kicks this March! Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director Carlos Acosta promises entertainment for all ages when he brings an explosion of Spanish sunshine, spectacular dance and vivacious comedy to the Sunderland Empire this month.
This new production, created especially for Birmingham Royal Ballet, introduces us to Cervantes’ famous knight himself, lovers Kitri and Basilio, and a host of intriguing supporting characters.
As the Don sets out on a quest to track down his true love, with his loyal friend and servant Sancho Panza at his side, he finds himself embroiled in an unlikely adventure of love and dreams!
Sunderland Restaurant Week
12 – 20 March
The tastiest week of the year has returned in triumphant fashion, as Sunderland BID welcomes one of the region’s biggest food and drink celebrations back to the streets of Sunderland!
Yes, Sunderland’s ever-popular Restaurant Week is returning, a fantastic opportunity to try out some of the new kids on the block or a good excuse to return to an old favourite.
Restaurants in the mix so far include favourites such as Angelo’s Ristorante, Asiana and No2 Church Lane, along with Grannie Annie’s, Enfes and Port of Call! So get stuck in and enjoy some fantastic foodie delights this March!
The Fire Station
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting events to look forward to in Sunderland this March!
Strap in for a highly-anticipated show by former Maccabees frontman, Orlando Weeks.
Arriving at The Fire Station this spring, Orlando Weeks takes to the stage to celebrate his brand new solo album, A Quickening.
It’s a wonderfully eclectic record that charts his emotions and expectations ahead of imminent parenthood – so you can expect an unforgettable atmospheric performance from this beloved indie hero.
St.Patrick’s Day 2022
What better excuse to have an incredible day out with your pals this March, St.Patrick’s Day is hitting the city with gusto once again!
Stack Seaburn will be hosting a ‘shamrockin’ good time’ on the big day, inviting all to come wearing their best green kit to enjoy a day of live music, tasty food and, of course, ice cold pints of Guinness!
So Paddy on down and shake your shamrock at Stack Seaburn this month!
22 March onwards
Oh what a night! The global phenomenon that is Jersey Boys is heading to Sunderland Empire this month!
Join Frankie Valli, played by local lad Michael Pickering, and the boys on their unlikely but inspirational journey through the music industry. Go behind the music and inside the story of The Four Seasons in this Olivier Award-winning, original Broadway sing-a-long sensation!
From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s too good to be true and it’s coming to you… get your tickets while you can.
A Live & Unscripted Evening With Shaun Ryder
You’re twisting his melon man! Iconic Mancunian frontman Shaun Ryder is on his way to The Point this month for an evening of unbridled banter from one of the funniest men in music!
He’s toured the world with the legendary Happy Mondays and he even outlasted a whole host of famous faces on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, there’s no doubt Shaun has so many hilarious stories to tell.
Take the chance to meet this British music icon and have a night filled with laughs at The Point this March!
National Glass Centre
From 26 March
Bringing together ground-breaking contemporary artists, with some of the most highly skilled glass makers in the country, Glass Exchange presents four ambitious new art works across the North East, in sites ranging from Durham Cathedral to a disused shop in Sunderland Centre.
Over the past 24 months, artists Pascale Marthine Tayou, Katie Paterson, Monster Chetwynd and Ryan Gander have been working with specialist teams at National Glass Centre to realise their ideas. This fascinating process of artistic and technical exchange is documented in a brand-new exhibition at National Glass Centre.
Glass Exchange is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional funding from Art Fund, Henry Moore Foundation and the Coastal Communities Fund, and with thanks to the University of Sunderland.
The Fire Station
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of daft anecdotes, off-the-cuff one-liners and hilarious stories with Live at the Apollo star and sell-out sensation, Gary Delaney.
Arriving at The Fire Station for an exclusive night of side-splitting comedy, join one of the UK’s most sought after joke writers and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary as he takes us through the laughing glass to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master jokesman could craft.
If you’re hunting for a snark or two this March, Gary’s date at The Fire Station will have plenty.
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