Things to do this June in Sunderland

Posted on June 21st, 2017 by

With a load of exciting new bars and restaurants opening in Sunderland, there’s no shortage of new things to try this month. We know you’re busy people so we’ve picked out the highlights for you.


Dine out at Döner Haus
Kebabs are for soaking up alcohol at the end of a boozy night out, right? Wrong. Döner Haus is the new restaurant in High Street West turning the post-pub kebab ritual on its head. The restaurant will offer nourishing German style kebabs made with high quality meat and bread. Owner Sanj Sanghera claims that due to their ingredients, people don’t have to feel guilty about eating Döner Haus kebabs as they are much healthier than those found in traditional takeaways.

Swan Lake, Sunderland Empire
Having established a formidable reputation for dramatic productions of full length classical ballets, English Youth Ballet (EYB) are back to present their interpretation of Swan Lake. The performance will place particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette. EYB are performing at the Sunderland Empire on 16th and 17th June and tickets are available from £21.00 each.


Summer Solstice
It’s officially the longest day of the year on 21st June, so why not celebrate by throwing a summer solstice party? We’re thinking tons of fairy lights, jam jar lanterns and, of course, delicious cocktails. Check out The Cocktail Project for some beverage inspiration, including their delectable ‘Summer Solstice Sipper’ recipe.

Get lose at Libby Mays
On the subject of Cocktails, we’re loving Sunderland’s new underground speakeasy, Libby May’s on St Thomas Street. Inspired by the American speakeasy bars of the Prohibition Era, the exciting new cocktail bar will be open Thursday to Saturday. Check out Libby May’s Fabebook page for upcoming events and promotions.


The Maccabees, O2 Academy Newcastle
Much loved British band, The Maccabees are warming up for their farewell shows by playing a handful of live dates before saying goodbye at London’s Alexandra Palace. Performing songs including ‘Toothpaste Kisses’ and ‘Pelican’, the alt-rockers won’t be coming around again. Tickets are still available so don’t miss out on your last chance to see the band live.