The North East Comedy, Events and Gig Guide

The North East of England is an often overlooked hub of activity, with plenty of culture, nightlife and entertainment to go around! In our latest guide to the best shows across the UK - whether you're based in Tyne & Wear, County Durham, or somewhere nearby - we've got a range of excellent shows for you to get stuck into close to home.



Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

When: Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Where: O2 City Hall, Newcastle

Frank Turner heads out on a UK headline tour this November, in support of his eighth album, 'No Man's Land', including a stop off in the North East at Newcastle's O2 City Hall!






When: Thursday, 05 Dec 2019
Where: Newcastle University

Well known for their chart-topping single 'America', British indie rock band Razorlight will be touring the UK, including a date at Newcastle University in December!





Emeli Sande

When: Thursday, 12 Dec 2019
Where: O2 City Hall, Newcastle

Multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé MBE will perform in Newcastle, following the release of her much anticipated third album 'Real Life'.





D Block Europe

When: Thursday, 12 Dec 2019
Where: O2 Academy Newcastle

South London-based duo D-Block Europe will be heading to Newcastle in December this year, following the release of their latest LP 'PTSD', released in September.





Bombay Bicycle Club

When: Monday, 27 Jan 2020
Where: O2 Academy Newcastle

Bombay Bicycle Club, who recently announced details of their fifth album, 'Everything Else Has Gone Wrong' have confirmed a show in Newcastle as part of a wider UK tour.





Jim Jefferies

When: Friday, 13 Dec 2019
Where: Utilita Arena, Newcastle

After receiving rave reviews for his 2018 international stand up tour and being named one of the top 5 touring comedians in the world, Jim Jefferies is back on the road.





Flo & Joan

When: Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020
Where: The Witham, Barnard Castle

Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new show of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place. As part of a UK tour they are heading to Barnard Castle.





Matt Forde

When: Thursday, 05 Mar 2020
Where: Hullabaloo, Hippodrome complex, Darlington

Join Britain's leading political comedian as he once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe). He comes to Darlington's Hippodrome in March 2020!





Simon Brodkin

When: Thursday, 09 Apr 2020
Where: The Witham, Barnard Castle

After three successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts, Simon Brodkin unleashes his funniest creation yet... himself!

Events & Theatre


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial In Concert

When: Sunday, 01 Dec 2019
Where: Sage Gateshead

Experience all the mystery and fun of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, in the beloved movie, complete with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full orchestra.




Grandpa's Great Escape Live

When: Thursday, 02 Jan 2020
Where: Utilita Arena, Newcastle

The first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa's Great Escape, the number one bestselling children's book by David Walliams, will tour UK arenas - the perfect treat for all the family.





The Kite Runner

When: Tuesday, 12 May - Saturday, 16 May 2019
Where: Darlington Hippodrome

Based on Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, this powerful story has been adapted into a stunning new stage production. Catch it in Darlington next May!





The Hairy Bikers

When: Sunday, 22 Nov 2020
Where: Sage One, Gateshead

Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have announced their 2020 live return due to demand with a huge tour across the length and breadth of the UK.




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This article was a collaborative effort, written together by the See Tickets Marketing team; Georgia, Sarah, Hayley, Callum and Abi.

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