Welcome to Ushaw

Ushaw Folk Festival - 3rd, 4th and 5th June

Join us at Ushaw for a festical of folk music, featuring music from Kathryn Tickell and her new band Superfolkus, Alistair Anderson & Northlands, Coast Road and lots more. Click on the image below to see full details of the performers, or visit our Eventbrite page to purchase tickets.

Saturday Opening

Ushaw College is now open every Saturday from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm.


Ushaw "Facebook" Page

Please note that the official Ushaw Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/ushawcollege - please make sure that you update your bookmarks and website links to keep up-to-date with events and developments at Ushaw.


Ushaw College was founded over two hundred years ago and has a rich and fascinating history, with some of the finest Victorian architecture in the North East - surprisingly however, it is relatively unknown.

We are now opening up our beautiful chapels and performance spaces for an exciting and varied programme of folk, classical, jazz and choral music as well as talks, plays, exhibitions and services. Our impressive buildings and grounds, which are also being restored, are worthy of a visit themselves and will be open, along with our gift shop and Café Ushaw, before and after events as shown in our programme.

We hope that as a result, Ushaw will soon be much better known, it will be a major cultural venue for the North East and it will become a special place for local people to pop in and spend time in the beautiful gardens and chapels.

Fr. John Marsland
President of Ushaw College




Messiah - 21st May

Due to a conflict of dates the Messiah Performance on 21st May will now be postponed until the Autumn. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Events Programme

We have a new programme of events for 2016 - please visit our page for more details.


Events Diary


21 May

Organ Recital - Caroline Hodgson





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