Make the most of the summer

If you're looking for ideas on how to spend your summer, we might be able to help. If walking, relaxing, music and spending time with family and friends sounds appealing, take a look at what we've got coming up.

Andrew Burton's parrot

Contemporary art at Gibside

This summer through contemporary art by artists Fiona Curran and Andrew Burton, we're celebrating Mary Eleanor Bowes. Meander around the gardens and delve into Gibside's past with us through these fantastic artworks.

The orangery late on a summer evening

Join us during Gibside summer nights

From Friday 4 May to Saturday 15 September, you can explore Gibside until 9pm every Friday and Saturday; indulge in a picnic, embark on a walk or play in the walled garden or simply relax on a deckchair. (Normal admission charges apply.)

A group on a tour

Join a tour at Gibside

As we celebrate the anniversary of female suffrage, join a tour to hear all about Mary Eleanor Bowes (1749 - 1800): Gibside's custodian, Georgian England's richest heiress and trailblazer. They're on every Friday, Sunday and Monday, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Actors on stage outdoors in Shakespearean costume

Watch an outdoor theatre performance at Gibside

Wow. we have a feeling that Gibside is the place to be this summer. Alongside summer nights and brand new contemporary art we are also hosting three outdoor theatre performances and each one continues our celebration of Women and Power. Here, you find out what's on and when.

silhouette of violinist

Music on the Avenue

Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing on the avenue and listening to a range of musical performances over the summer. We recommend bringing along folding chairs or picnic blankets and your favourite picnic snacks.

A group of visitors on a guided walk

Join a guided walk at Gibside

Take part in a guided walk this summer. There are three to choose from, each one taking in different areas of the estate as well as going off the beaten track. They're free to join and are a great way to learn more about this landscape garden and how it came to be.

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