Go and See offers

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in our wards get the chance to experience the best arts and cultural events happening across the North East and beyond.

We’re working with theatres, galleries, festivals and artists to gain access to special events, back stage tours and discounted tickets for people living in our wards.

We hope that Go and See will help encourage people to go and see something new without having to worry too much about the cost of tickets or of transport.

We have previously had Go and See’s to theatre shows at Sunderland Empire, The Customs House, The Festival of Thrift, The Northern Children’s Book Festival at MIMA and more.

If you live in one of the below wards you are eligible for our Go and See programme:

Castletown, Red House, Southwick, Fulwell and Roker/St Peter’s, Hendon, Millfield, Pallion, Sandhill and St Anne’s in Sunderland, and Biddick Hall and All Saints, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Whitburn and Marsden and Whiteleas, Horsley Hill, Beacon and Bents, Simonside and Rekendyke, Monkton and Bede in South Tyneside.

Current Go and Sees:

Festival of Thrift

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 23rd September

Join our annual bus trip to the Festival of Thrift and take part in fun workshops, visit the stalls and enjoy amazing food as you soak up the atmosphere at this celebration of sustainable living. This free festival is family friendly and takes place at Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar.

£3 per person

The bus will depart from The Customs House in South Shields at 10am and then pick up from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10:30am.

Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 30th September

Travel to the Hepworth Gallery in Yorkshire and experience the famous artwork, exhibitions and more. You’ll also get creative during family workshops and visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, close by to the Hepworth Gallery, to take a look at the incredible life size sculptures.

£3 per person

The bus will depart from The Customs House in South Shields at 9am and then pick up from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 9:30am.

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo

Saturday 21st October

Come along and experience a family friendly theatre production of popular children’s book ‘Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo’ at Back On the Map and St. Oswald’s Communicare in Sunderland. Perfect for families with children under 7 and each performance lasts approximately 1 hour. Please note that tickets are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Saturday 21st October
10am
Back On the Map, 67Toward Rd, Sunderland, SR2 8JG
£3 per person or £10 for a family of four, payable on the door.

Saturday 21st October
2pm
St. Oswald’sCommunicare, Gladwyn Rd, Sunderland, SR4 9QY
£3 per person or £10 for a family of four, payable on the door.

If you’re coming along to the live theatre performance of Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo you have the chance to get your very own monster’s name read out in the show!

Design a monster, give it a name and a few characteristics, likes and dislikes and hand it in to one of the venues.

Please hand your monster in a few days before the show to staff at the venue or post it to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/monsterzootour/ or email sarah@newwritingnorth.com.

You will need to send the monsters by the day before the show at your chosen venue.