Culture in Sunderland

Find out more about what’s on in and around Sunderland at

The organisations and projects listed below helped to shape the development of the shared vision for culture in Sunderland.


Arts Council England
The Cultural Spring
Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust
North East Culture Partnership

Museums and Galleries

Monkwearmouth Station Museum
National Glass Centre
North East Land Sea and Air Museum
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Washington ‘F’ Pit

Theatre and Music

Arts Centre Washington
Holy Trinity Church
No Limits Theatre
Pop Recs ltd
Royalty Theatre
Sunderland Empire
Sunderland Minster
Sunderland Stages
Theatre of Moths


Hylton Castle
St Peter’s Church
Washington Old Hall

Festivals and events

Family Arts Festival
Sanctuary at the Minster
Split Festival
Sunderland Live
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival
The Social

Educational Institutions

University of Sunderland-Faculty of Art, Design and Media
City of Sunderland College