With 2022 just around the corner, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the best upcoming events in Darlington that you can expect.

From award-winning BRIT artists and sold-out West End musicals, there is top-notch entertainment ahead for the whole family.

There are many ticketing sites including Ticketmaster, ATGT tickets and more that can get you to various shows scattered all over the UK, and some tours take place right here in Darlington.

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If you fancy a show, a concert, or perhaps reliving old memories with a tribute show to your favorite band, our Darlington venues are kicking off next year.

Take a look at our pick of the best.

The Rocky Horror Show – January 03 to January 08, 2022 at Darlington Racecourse.



The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical is returning to the UK on a sold-out world tour and will be performing in Darlington in the New Year.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics including ‘Sweet Travestite’, ‘Damn it Janet’ and, of course, the ‘Time Warp’ hitting the pelvis.

The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two spotlessly clean college kids – Brad and his fiancee Janet. When, by a twist of fate, their car breaks down in front of a spooky mansion on their way to their former college professor, they meet the charismatic Dr. Frank’n’Furter.

It’s an adventure they will never forget, filled with fun, frolics, dresses and frivolity.

For full tickets and more information, click HERE.

To book at Darlington Racecourse, click HERE.

Blood Brothers – February 01 to February 05, 2022 at Darlington Racecourse



Blood brothers
Blood brothers

Much loved musical Blood brothers tells the moving story of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on either side of the tracks, only to end up with fatal consequences.

Bill Kenwright’s production is one of only three musicals to exceed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, and is sure to fill seats at Darlington Racecourse in February.

For tickets and more information, click HERE

Catch Me If You Can – March 14 to March 19 at Darlington Racecourse

From Hollywood to Darlington, American stars Patrick Duffy (Dallas, The Man from Atlantis, Step By Step) and Linda Purl (Happy Days, Homeland) star alongside Gray O’Brien (Peak Practice, Coronation Street) in this mystery very entertaining.

Inspector Levine is called to a house in the remote Catskill Mountains to investigate the disappearance of newly married Elizabeth Corban. In bizarre development, woman arrives home pretending to be missing Elizabeth but, instead of celebrating the reunion, her husband accuses her of being an impostor

Adapted from the play Trap For a Lonely Man by French writer Robert Thomas.

For tickets and more information, click HERE

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – April 27 to May 07 at Darlington Racecourse

This classic feel-good musical arrives at Darlington Racecourse in the spring.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a heartwarming and uplifting adventure of three drag artists in search of love and friendship.

With dancefloor classics like Don’t Leave Me This Way, Go West, Color My World, Shake Your Groove Thing, Hot Stuff and many more, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is not to be missed.

For tickets and more information, click HERE

Seriously Collins – The Phil Collins Tribute Show – May 14 at the Majestic Theater, Darlington

Described as “a true tribute to the greatest artist of our generation”.

This two-hour tribute is packed with hits and fan favorites. Featuring the award-winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his group of 10 world-class musicians, including the “Serious Horn Section”. Phil’s extensive catalog has been meticulously researched and curated to deliver the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.

For tickets and more information, click HERE

Paloma Faith – July 16 at Darlington Arena



Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith, Double Platinum Artist and BRIT Award Winner has announced his UK tour and will be coming to Darlington next year.

Performing a range of hits from his extensive and highly regarded repertoire. These homecoming shows will have fans singing along to classics such as “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” and “Lullaby”, as well as new songs from her fifth studio album “Infinite Things”.

For tickets and more information, click here

Simply Red – August 13 at Darlington Arena



Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall
Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall

Simply Red is heading to Darlington Arena as part of its 2022 summer tour.

With two US Billboard tops with classic singles “Holding Back The Years” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, every Simply Red studio album has been in the UK Top 10.

Now British soul and pop icons are heading to Darlington and performing to an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday August 13th.

For tickets and more information, click here.

dS: United Kingdom – Tribute to Dire Straits, September 11 at the Majestic Theater

A genuine tribute to Dire Straits arrives in Darlington. Performed by six super fans of the incredible group of Mark Knopflers, John Illsley, Terry Williams, Phil Palmer, Chris White, Alan Clarke, Guy Fletcher, Chris Whitten, Pick Withers and Mark David’s brother.

Described as “the quintessential Dire Straists experience,” you can expect timeless classics such as Money for Nothing, Sultans of Swing and many more.

For tickets and more information, click HERE

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