Summer in the City

June & July 2022

Summer in the City (SITC), Durham University’s annual arts festival returns for 2022, bringing an entire season of visual arts and entertainment to venues across the city and beyond.

We are hosting a series of activities and events, including exhibitions and workshops throughout June and July, celebrating the University’s contribution to arts and culture in the heart of the city.

SITC launches on Friday 3 June, with ‘Summer in the City: Fanfare’, Music Durham’s annual concert in Durham Cathedral. This is the highlight of the student music calendar, when over 200 of our talented student musicians come together to perform in the stunning Cathedral.

Visit our exciting venues to enjoy a variety of cultural experiences through the visual arts. Don’t miss Graham Dolphin Gnossienne at the Gala Gallery, our annual Student Art Prize exhibition at the Palatine Centre or our creative-led workshop programme.

SITC also includes a packed programme of shows at Assembly Rooms Theatre and Gala Durham offering an exciting range of theatre productions, comedy and drama, for all the family to enjoy.

Plus – ballet at Gala Durham and Durham’s very own Film Festival at Odeon Luxe.

There is so much going on, make the most of summer!
Click on the icons below to find out more about what each element of SITC has to offer.



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