Welcome to 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




Latest News

3000 tulip bulbs have been kindly donated to us and planted in the front flower beds. Many thanks to our volunteers for all their hard work!


Events Diary



27 Jan

6.00.p.m - Ushaw Lecture: Simon Ditchfield (York) - "Translating Christianity: the circulation of the sacred in the making of Roman Catholicism as a world religion 1500 – 1700ca"
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30 Jan

7.30.p.m - Folk night: Roughshod with Ian McKone Admission £6.00. Licensed Café bar.
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8 Feb

4.00.p.m - Evening Prayer at Ushaw - Music led by by the Durham Singers.
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14 Feb

Organ Recital - Organist: Jonathan Clinch.
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