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

4 Dec 2023
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Durham Cathedral
A candlelit concert by RNS directed by Maria Włoszczowska. with music by J.S. Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Edvard Grieg, Huw Watkins and Eric Whitacre.
9 Dec 2023
Durham Cathedral Choir
Durham Cathedral
The choirs of Durham Cathedral join with the EverReady Band (formerly Reg Vardy Band) for an evening of carols and brass, with seasonal readings.
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