Darlington Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Darlington? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Darlington with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Darlington and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Darlington, featuring the best of things to do in Darlington – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Darlington fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Rider Spoke Immersive Bike Ride

21 April @ 2:00 pm 23 April @ 7:00 pm

Explore the town recording stories about your life and listening to other people’s in a unique, immersive bike ride by award winning artists Blast Theory. Buy your tickets here.

Set off in search of the perfect place to hide a secret. Ride on and the voices of strangers will draw you to new and unknown places.

“A gloriously enlivening piece of theatre …the show’s greatest gift is that it manages to embrace the remorseless rush of the City while insisting on the individual’s ability to pierce it with quiet reflection.”


“We are truly fortunate in this century, in the wired and anonymous city, to have rediscovered Aboriginal notions of songlines and Dreamtime, to explore with the aid of mobile technology a new form of strangely low-tech play. Rider Spoke was magical.”


Rider Spoke invites you on a ride guided by a narrator and a delicate soundtrack. With a smartphone attached to your handlebars, discover heartfelt stories told by people around the world. Take time to reflect on the people and moments in your life that mean the most while you ride. Then decide whether to leave behind a story of your own.

Rider Spoke is created by the award winning, internationally acclaimed Blast Theory and has been presented at over 30 locations around the world including Adelaide, Madrid, Copenhagen, Athens and London.

Rider Spoke is taking place in 3 different venues in Keswick, Darlington and Redcar.

South Park, Darlington 21st – 23rd April

Rides start every half an hour and last up to 90 minutes.

We provide everything you need to take part, including a smartphone, bike and safety equipment. Non-cyclists can take part on foot, in a wheelchair or a mobility scooter. If you’d prefer to use your own bike you can do that too.

Important information

Age guidance: Age 16 +

Open 2-7pm


21 April @ 2:00 pm
23 April @ 7:00 pm
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South Park, Darlington

South Park, Darlington DL1 5TD
Darlington, DL1 5TD Darlington
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