Ticket details announced for Lumiere

Up to 200,000 visitors are expected to flock to Durham’s Lumiere festival from Thursday, 16 to Sunday, 19 November … and details of how to be one of them have been revealed.

Lumiere features 29 stunning artworks in Durham city centre and the surrounding area. All of the installations will be available to view, with no ticket needed, between 7.30pm and 11pm during each night of the festival.

The artworks located within the city centre will be subject to a crowd management system between 4.30pm and 7.30pm each night. Free tickets for the busy city centre area are limited to six per household (subject to availability).

Tickets are available from 11 Durham County Council venues, including libraries in Chester-le-Street, Stanley, Consett, Seaham, Peterlee, Crook and Barnard Castle; Spennymoor and Newton Aycliffe leisure centres; Bishop Auckland Town Hall; and Gala Theatre, Durham.

Tickets can also be booked in advance online, subject to a £2 transaction charge and a postage fee of £1, at www.lumierefestival.com.

Park and ride bus services into Durham city centre will be operating during the event, alongside extra public transport services. Full details of transport is available here.

Leader of Durham County Council, Cllr Simon Henig, said: “Lumiere is a phenomenally popular event and we are proud to be hosting it for the fifth time. Understandably, with tens of thousands of people expected again, a vast amount of planning is undertaken over a long period of time. As a result next month’s festival looks set to be the greatest yet and every effort has been made to ensure the best possible festival experience.”


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