What’s on in the region this Easter

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As the Easter holidays reach closer, and for some they’ve already arrived, you may be wondering what you can do over the holidays. We’ve picked a range of events and exhibitions to visit in the North East of Easter.


Marika Hackman is coming to the North East on April 2. If you’re into folk music and alternative rock then get yourself along to Think Tank in Newcastle.

Circa Waves are playing Newcastle’s Riverside on April 8. The indie rock band formed in 2013 and have played several short UK tours. Grab yourself a ticket during the Easter holidays for £11.

James Bay is performing in the Newcastle University on April 12, tickets are priced at £15, and the venue must be contacted directly to book tickets. James Bay is a young solo artist who is solely focused around indie pop, soul, and alternative rock.


On March 27 The Bootleg Beatles are at the Sunderland Empire starting at 7:30. Tickets are around £30, unless you’re a theatre card member, then tickets are a little bit cheaper.

The thrilling production of Wicked is coming to the Sunderland Empire. Wicked has won over 100 international awards and is continuing to break records across the world. This award winning show runs for around 2h 45m and is fun for the whole family.

Shrek The Musical is currently performing at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle until March 29. With tickets from £16, the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled night out with the cast of Shrek.


If you’re looking for a family day out for the kids visit The Hancock Museum Newcastle where the children can come face-to-face with some creepy crawlies. The Hancock Musum is free and there’s things to do for all the family.

Families can visit the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens where kids can discover different varieties of plants and fish. They can take a leap into the past and look at world war medals and things from other different time periods.


Sit back and relax to the breathtaking adventure of Fast & Furious 7 that is coming to the Empire Cinemas in Sunderland on April 3, this film is fun for kids as well as adults, although kids under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone of any age can go to the cinemas to watch the family fun of Home, an adventure movie that can bring a smile to your children’s faces. These movies can be seen in both 2D and 3D.

The brand new Cinderella movie is hitting the cinemas on March 27 and is suitable for all the family. The film also includes the short Frozen Fever movie clip.

The Signal is a brand new movie that is a sci-fi movie which is fun for teenagers and above. This movie is playing in The Tyneside Cinema from March 27 and is a good excuse to get away from the kids over the Easter holidays.