Events

What's on at Shildon Railway Institute? 

 

Summertime Circus Special - (family fun event)

Saturday 10th August 2024 - Main Hall - From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Stute is here for everyone, so this is an event very much designed for the young-uns, but which parents will enjoy attending too. We're planning a family fun event that brings with it a flavour of circus sideshows that will have young and old giggling and enjoying themselves. The team from Workhouse Arts have a fantastic track record of delivering an afternoon to remember.



Ticket available now £3 - Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Marc Alexander - live in the Institute Bar

Saturday 24th August 2024 - Institute Bar - From 7:00 pm.

Smooth as they come, this local vocalist brings with him a broad repertoire reaching right back to the 1960s and is surely guaranteed to please, getting those toes tapping all night. As always we'll be including a couple of bingo flyers to keep you entertained in the breaks between Marc's singing spots. So keep this date free if you can and we'll see you there. 



Free admission - 18+ age restriction - No pre-booking required


The Fabs - the Mersey Sound and much more 

Saturday 14th September 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

This band are always eagerly welcomed back to the Stute as they 'please please you' without fail again and again. Featuring home grown guitar-hero Richie Boddy in an highly talented three-piece line up the Fabs will have you dancing from the word 'go'. The band work their way though a whole decade of hits from regular visitors to Liverpool's Cavern Club, and are much loved for it. Please note - no bingo at this event. 


Tickets £6 - 18+ age restriction - Tickets available now.


Pete Peverley - live in the Institute Bar

Saturday 12th October 2024 - Institute Bar - From 7:00 pm.

Our October free show in the Institute Bar brings Pete Peverley, a talented singer and musician with a catalogue of songs from some of the greatest male pop and rock vocalists of their generation. As always we'll be including a couple of bingo flyers to keep you entertained in the breaks between Pete's singing spots. So keep this date free if you can and we'll see you there. 


Free admission - 18+ age restriction - No pre-booking required


A Very Supernatural Supper 

Thursday 17th October 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

Are your a sceptic, or a believer? This very exclusive evening of entertainment, held on a night when we are normally closed and the building will be closed to other guests. Our expert guide to the world of the paranormal will explore the shadowy secrets and mysteries of the Victorian and Edwardian mediums, offering practical demonstrations in ways that will delight and surprise. The event includes a light meal and places are limited to 60.


Tickets £13 - 14+ age restriction - Tickets available soon.


Rebel Radio (with rock disco)

Saturday 19th October 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

"Are you ready to rawk!!!". - We hope so. We're going all out rock for this sensational rock night featuring Rebel Radio, and we'll be taking you on a tour through the golden years of classic rock - from the guitar driven rock classics of the 1960s, through the glam years of the 70s, the 'hair metal' years of the 1980s into the grungy era of the 1990s and possibly beyond. Hop aboard the hot tub time machine with us - coz we love rock'n'roll. 


Tickets only - 18+ age restriction - Ticket details available soon.


Sam Naylor - Live in the Institute Bar

Saturday 9th November 2024 - Institute Bar - From 7:00 pm.

Another free show in the Bar for November, this time featuring the magnificent Sam Naylor whose enjoyable repertoire of upbeat poppy songs from the disco ear through to the candy bar pop of the 80s and 90s will have you feeling on top of the world . As always we'll be including a couple of bingo flyers to keep you entertained in the breaks between Sam's singing spots. So keep this date free if you can and we'll see you there.


Free admission - 18+ age restriction - No pre-booking required


The N. 'E. Street' Band (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)

Saturday 16th November 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

No 'dancing in the dark' here - you'll be dancing in the brilliant glow of one of the North-East's newest tribute acts, rocking its way through a very fine set of some of Bruce Springsteen's most highly regarded hit songs - and believe me there are a lot of them that you will know. We're very privileged to have been chosen as one of the earliest venues in the region to get a taste of this talented six-piece band. Please note, there'll be no bingo.  


Tickets Only - 18+ age restriction - Tickets £10 available here


Members Christmas Party

Saturday 7th December 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

One of the highlights of every year here at the Stute - our very own 'members Christmas Party' - a free night of entertainment, prizes, games, treats and out-and-out-fun for everyone. It's always well worth the wait. But you have to be a member to get your ticket for this exclusive night. Who knows what we'll have planned for you this year - well, we know, but we're not telling you yet. But you will love it, that is for certain.  


Tickets Only - 16+ age restriction - Ticket details coming soon


Kev Christie - Live in the Institute Bar

Saturday 14th December 2024 - Institute Bar - From 7:00 pm.

Our programme of free entertainers appearing in the bar 'wraps up' like a lovely Christmas gift in December with Kev Christie bringing his inimitable sparkle as he works his way through some of our regulars' favourite songs. get your smartphone out and light up those torches. As always we'll be including a couple of bingo flyers to keep you entertained in the breaks between Sam's singing spots. So keep this date free if you can and we'll see you there.


Free admission - 18+ age restriction - No pre-booking required


Eddie Popescu (Elvis Presley Tribute)

Saturday 28th December 2024 - Main Hall - From 7:00 pm.

He ain't nothin like a hound dog - nope, he's a bona-fide hunk-a-hunk-a-burnin-love. We're ending the 2024 entertainment programme with the king himself - the one and only Eddie Popescu. An incredible entertainer and possibly the best Elvis since....well, Elvis himself. Playing the 'King's hits from across three decades. Last year we could have sold this show twice over, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note, there'll be no bingo.  


Tickets Only - 18+ age restriction - Ticket details coming soon


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Every Monday

Dancercise Work-out (with Dianne White)

Main Hall

Looking to get in better shape in the most enjoyable way possible - this could be for you - two 1 hour sessions to choose fom - 6:00pm or 7:15pm - text 07863 784526 to book.

Every Tuesday

Modern Sequence Dancing Club

Main Hall

A friendly and welcoming dance evening where every tune is an old favourite. From 7:30pm

Every Wednesday

Midweek Bingo

Main Hall

Why sit in on your own wondering why there's nothing on TV when you could be A WINNER. Join Polly and the crew for a friendly and sociable Bingo session. Snowball Jackpot. From 8:00pm

Every Sunday

Domino Handicap

Bar

Our great Sunday afternoon tradition - a knockout competition with prizes at the end of it and a chance to be in our grand champions final. From 1:00pm

Every Sunday

Weekend Bingo

Main Hall

Everyone loves bingo, don't they - and you could win our snowball jackpot. Join Selwyn & Alan in the hall from 7:30pm

Second Tue of Every Month

Royal British Legion - Shildon Branch - Monthly Social

Hackworth Lounge

Whether you're former armed forces personnel, a Royal British Legion Member, or neither of those things, you're very welcome. Meet in the lounge from 8:00pm - free cheese & crackers.

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