What's on at Shildon Railway Institute? 


Special Events




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Sat 10th Sep 2022

The Revamps (POSTPONED)

We have postponed this show to a future date 

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Fri 30th Sep 2022

Roger's Music Quiz

Bring your friends to test your knowledge of music from across the decades.

Fri 21st Oct 2022

Royal British Legion Shildon Branch : Poppy Appeal Launch event

Kicking off the annual poppy appeal in style - with special appearances

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Fri 28th Oct 2022

The Darlington Big Band

An evening of superb musicianship with a programme of big band favourites

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Sat 3rd Nov 2022

Annual Christmas Fayre

It's become an annual tradition for us to bring all kind of lovely stalls together under the roof of our main hall - festive loveliness

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Fri 9th Dec 2022

Annual Members Christmas Party (feat, the Hudson Sisters)

Our annual free gathering of members to celebrate the festive season.

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Sat 17th Dec 2022

Pre Christmas 'Hooley' with The Shamrocks

What's better than getting excited for Christmas? Doing it with an Irish band of course!

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Wed 22nd Mar 2022

An Evening with Danielle the Happy Medium

Another return visit by our friendly medium, for those curious about matters spiritual.

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Regular Activities & Entertainment




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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

50/50 Dance

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 Friday

Shildon Institute Singers

Main Hall

The best possible way to end your week on a high - come sing for an hour with us under the guidance of friendly professional singing coach Rosie Bradford - from 6:00pm sharp

Every Sunday

Domino Handicap


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.

Second Fri of Every Month

The Forge (Indie Night)

Main Hall

Playing the cream of your favourite alternative & indie recorded music for you to dance to - The Forge will transfer to being held at the Institute from July 2022 - More info here 7:30pm

Third Tuesday of Every Month

Institute Women

Hackworth Lounge

Not to be confused with the WI, this is a friendly meeting of female members having a natter over a few nibbles, 'putting the world to rights' and plannning enjoyable events. Come and join in. 7:30pm