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Tees Valley is home to a vibrant programme of amazing events and festivals. 

From sport to music to theatre to outdoor art and food festivals – there is always something happening.

Just some of our popular annual events include the region’s biggest free outdoor art and street theatre festival the Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), the national festival of sustainability Festival of Thrift and the fun, family-friendly Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

Search the events below to make sure you don’t miss any of it.

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Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

09 Apr 2022 - 09 Apr 2023

Get ready for the ultimate family day out at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. ...

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The Undiscovered Island

19 Sep 2022 - 11 Mar 2023

Join us on an adventure to The Undiscovered Island. The Undiscovered Island is a sensory underwater ...

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Journaling for Wellbeing

21 Sep 2022 - 08 Mar 2023

Join Dr Natalie Scott for one or all of these sessions where journaling activities designed with ...

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Ancient Egyptians: secrets of the afterlife

07 Oct 2022 - 26 Feb 2023

A British Museum Partnership Ancient Egyptians: secrets of the afterlife will be open at the Dorman ...

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Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery

12 Nov 2022 - 12 Feb 2023

Lucie Rie (1902–1995) was a ceramicist who transformed how ceramics were made and viewed in the ...

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Making a Mess

13 Jan 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Bring your pre-schooler along to the museum every Friday during term time (from Friday 13 ...

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Souvenir

16 Jan 2023 - 19 Mar 2023

We are so excited to host opening exhibition for the ‘The Northern Art Gala’, featuring ...

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Lionel Playford: Revering Ancient Woodland

28 Jan 2023 - 03 Jun 2023

Step into the ancient woodland of North East England, as captured by renowned artist Lionel ...

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The Story of Guitar Heroes

31 Jan 2023

One of the UK’s premier live concert experiences, THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES has garnered ...

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The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular

01 Feb 2023

The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The ...

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Queenz

02 Feb 2023

The trailblazing, life affirming drag extravaganza taking the UK by storm. Featuring mind blowing ...

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Hark! The Sound of Stories feat Me Lost Me, Rebecca Denniff and Kim Ralls

02 Feb 2023

HARK!: The Sound of Stories HARK! brings you live music inspired by stories, histories and poetry ...

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