Go and See

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in Sunderland and South Tyneside 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.

For more information about the Go and See Programme, please contact Georgia Shippen.

Current Go and See opportunities:

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing

We have a very special opportunity to see the extraordinary drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists the world has ever known at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Working in partnership with Sunderland Culture and Sunderland City Council you can join our unique tours, especially for anyone who has never been to the museum before. You will be able to see the many different drawings and learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s life, with time to explore the exhibition, discuss ideas and ask questions. Our special offer includes transport (if required), a free ticket and guide and a tour of the museum.

Our free Leonardo da Vinci tours are available on:
Thursday 21st February
Saturday 23rd March
Tuesday 16th April
Saturday 4th May

The tours are particularly aimed at residents in Southwick, Redhouse, Castletown, Pallion, St. Anne’s, Sandhill, Millfield and Hendon wards, however, anyone who is resident in Sunderland and has not been to the museum before is welcome to join us. Please note under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Spaces are limited and you will need to book to secure your space. To book please email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 4278197 and more information will be sent upon booking.

The exhibition takes place at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP from 1st February – 6th May 2019 and is priced at £2.50 per person aged 16 and over.


ITV Signpost 

Monday 11th February, 10am – 12pm, Free

Come and explore the ITV studios in Gateshead and see how Signpost work with British Sign Language Interpreters on some of your favourite shows. You will visit the studio, meet the ITV team and learn more about BSL. This visit is open to BSL users and non BSL users.

Places are limited so to reserve your place please email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197. Further information will be sent upon booking.

Forbidden Corner

Saturday 6th April

Join us for a family day out to Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire. Explore the weird and wonderful statues, get lost in the mazes and labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and more. It’s a perfect family adventure.

£7 per person.

The bus will depart The Customs House at 9.30am and then pick up from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10am.

To reserve your place on either bus please email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197. Further information will be given upon booking.