Lumiere Durham, 16th - 19th November 2017

Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore.

Produced by leading arts charity Artichoke and commissioned by Durham County Council, Lumiere Durham 2017 is almost here. Stay tuned for programme announcements and information on how you can get involved.


A free ticketing system will be in operation during peak times between 4.30pm and 7.30pm for the city centre peninsula area only. There will be a limited number of free tickets available for each night of the festival.

TICKETS (4:30pm – 7:30pm)

Tickets will be available from Tuesday 17th October at 10.00am online and in person. Numbers will be limited to 6 festival tickets per household during the event (not 6 per night).


Online ticketing has now finished.


From October 17th up to 6 free tickets per household (subject to availability) may be collected in person at no charge from the following Durham County Council venues.

  • Chester-Le-Street Library 

  • Stanley Library 

  • Consett Library 

  • Seaham Library 

  • Peterlee Library 

  • Spennymoor Leisure Centre 

  • Crook Library 

  • Bishop Auckland Town Hall 

  • Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre 

  • Barnard Castle Library 

  • Gala Theatre, Durham 
*queues are likely

See for further details including opening times before you go along to any of these venues.

You will not need a ticket for any area after 7.30pm but you may still need to queue.

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