Music in Durham

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral needs little introduction, but if you’re planning on attending a concert, there are a few useful things to know.

Most concerts take place in the main cathedral building. Chamber music and smaller choral events also happen in Chapter House or Prior’s Hall: see individual event listings for details. You can get to The Chapter House and Priors Hall either through the cathedral, or by going via The College.

Seating is generally unreserved: for popular concerts in the main building, prepare to arrive about 30 minutes before the start time if you want a good choice.

There is no parking near the cathedral, unless by special arrangement. Street parking in Durham is free after 6pm – Church Street or Quarryheads Lane are good places to try.

Organ specification (NPOR website)

Address details

Palace Green

Visitor desk:  0191 338 7178

Events at Durham Cathedral

18 May
Durham Choral Society
Durham Cathedral

Durham Choral Society and Orchestra perform music to evoke night-time by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Ola Gjeilo

31 May
Durham University Ensembles
Durham Cathedral

Music from some of the world's best-loved stories performed by Durham University's choirs, orchestras, bands, opera and musical theatre in their annual showcase.

14 June
Durham University Choral Society , Durham University Orchestral Society
Durham Cathedral

A joint concert by Durham University choral and orchestral societies with music by Shostakovich and Britten and Beethoven's revolutionary 9th symphony.

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