Plays and Performances

We’ve put on numerous performances that bring early drama, music and other performance traditions back to life. Enjoy reliving these with videos and photographs – and watch out for further events coming to Durham soon.

Highlights include:

  • The first modern production of the oldest known drama from the British Isles: the Lindisfarne Harrowing of Hell.
  • The Sacred and the Profane, a specially commissioned showcase of historic dance, music and processions
  • Souls of the North, a suite of dances, music and performances that resurrect neglected traditions around death from the region

Watch, enjoy and learn more about the historic background to each event.

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