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In association with The Court Inn in Durham, Ushaw will now be offering food in our magnificent refectory.

Entry to the Main House and Chapels is free/ Guided Tours and certain events are chargeable.

Refectory Café and Gift Shop

Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm

Main House and Chapels

Wednesday to Saturday 1pm - 5pm


It's all happening in The Walled Garden!

Julian and Rachel  are very excited to be taking up residency in the walled garden at Ushaw. The 4.5 acre plot is currently quite overgrown but it is beautifully sheltered. They plan to renovate parts of it for growing fruit trees and flowers for Julian’s gardening business, however it is such a fantastic spot that they would like to open it up to the community too.

 Click here to see our Walled Garden page



Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture

22nd June at 6pm. This year's Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture entitled 'Bearing Scars and Forging Hope: The Church's Flawed Expertise in Humanity' will be given by Dr Ethna Regan from Dublin City University. The lecture will take place at Ushaw as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series and will be free of charge to Durham University staff members and students (students generously sponsored by Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy). The lecture will be followed by a cheese and wine reception for £8. Lecture tickets £4 for non staff and students


Durham Music Service Performances

Saturday 24th June

An afternoon of performances by Durham Music Service bands to celebrate its first year at Ushaw will take place in the stunning centre of The College. the Quadrangle will be the stage for a wide variety of wonderful performances, covering music from film and stage, as well as original wind band pieces and acts by some of the most talented young flautists in the country. Best of all, its free! So bring a rug, sit back and enjoy the music.

Wind Bands

Durham has a strong core of regional wind bands, and this performance will display the talent and musical skill of the players. The bands will be playing music from films and musicals, with hits that everyone will know. Alongside this, the groups will be playing original pieces of wind music, and the Durham County Flute Choir will contain some of the most talented young flautists from the local area.

1pm - 2.30pm: South Durham Regional Wind Band/Durham Tour Big Band
2.30pm - 3pm: Durham Training Choir
3pm - 3.40pm: Sedgefield District Wind Band
3.45pm - 4.30pm: Durham North Regional Wind Band/Durham County Flute Choir

Durham Tour Big Band

The Durham Tour Big Band will be performing at Ushaw. Come along and listen to some of the best musicians from the award-winning Durham county big Band and little Big Band, as they prepare for their forthcoming tour to Germany.

Durham Training Choir

the newest group in the Durham Music Service's wide range of musicians, the Durham Training choir will be at Ushaw. Come and support younger singers from the local area in one of their first performance together. A great performance and not to be missed!


Victorian Poetry Evening

28th June. Professor Stephen Regan and his friends return to Ushaw College for another night of soothing poetry. This time around, Professor Regan will be delving into the poetic world of Victorian Literature, including Francis Thompson's famous 'The Hound of Heaven', which marks its 100th anniversary this year. If you enjoy poetry, why not come along and have it read to you by those who know it best; professors! 7pm, tickets £7 including food.

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Jazz - The Matt Anderson Quartet

30th June. Like Jazz? Want to support the next generation of Jazz musicians? Matt Anderson presents an evening of great music, fronted by four young performers from the Royal Academy of Music’s Jazz Masters programme. With an emphasis on composing, come and hear how this group sets the stage for the next wave of Jazz music in Britain. 7pm, tickets £7. 

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Brass at Ushaw

We're delighted to announce our sensational new brass season at Ushaw - summer concerts will be outdoors (subject to the British weather!!) Other concerts will take place either in the stunning Victorian theatre or the splendour of St Cuthbert's Chapel.

You can download a schedule of dates here


Richard Eaton Singers

11th July 2017, 7:30pm. An established choir of over 70 singers from Canada touring Great Britain and directed by Leonard Ratzlaff . Fresh from various concerts, the programme includes the Henderson magnificat which the choir have recorded. Retiring collection.


Royal Northern Sinfonia - September 30th

the Royal Northern Sinfonia is coming to Ushaw for a performance of some of the best classical music around. Including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Borodin's String Quartet in F Minor, and Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat. Performance starts at 7.30pm in the Exhibition Hall, with food available in The Refectory from 6pm. Tickets £7, book early to avoid disappointment!


New international residential research library to be developed at Ushaw

A new international residential research library, the only one of its kind in the UK, is to be developed at Ushaw in a £2 million project led by Durham University.

It is intended that leading researchers from around the world will visit Ushaw to study and work with its outstanding collections enhancing the thriving scholarly community that already exists in and around Durham City.



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, Honorary President of Ushaw College


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