TICKETS for Durham Lumiere are now available to book for County Durham residents. 

Residents around the county can book a maximum of six free tickets per household. A transaction fee will not be charged. 

All tickets for Lumiere are processed on the Lumiere website via Durham County Council Theatres.

Anyone living at an address with a County Durham postcode can apply, however those who registered for an account today should expect a 30-minute wait before booking. 

If you have previously booked for Gala Durham, Empire Consett, or Bishop Auckland Town Hall, you do not need to register because you will already have an account.

Tickets will go on general release at 10am on Thursday, October 21.

Read more: Lumiere to light up landmarks across County Durham

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What is on this year? 

Six major new artworks are to light up landmarks across County Durham as part of this year’s Lumiere festival.

Marks in the Landscape will see the biennial event expanding beyond Durham City for the first time with significant installations at popular locations across the county.

Organisers of Lumiere 2021 say it will ‘reimagine the historic contours of county and city, politics and society, through dramatic installations, spellbinding projections and quiet and poignant works, showcasing the infinite possibilities of light art in all its forms’.

As well as the artworks in Durham, they will also be at Finchale Priory, Penshaw Monument, Raby Castle, Ushaw Historic House and Gardens, Peterlee and Seaham Marina.

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When is Lumiere? 

Lumiere is open each night between 4.30pm and 11pm in Durham City, and 10pm across the county.

The festival is free to attend and 29 of the 39 installations are always accessible without a ticket.

In a change from previous years, the controlled City centre area of Lumiere will be ticketed for the entirety of the festival opening times every night.

This is to manage audience numbers as part of measures in place to offer a Covid secure experience.

A timed ticket will be necessary to visit the controlled central Lumiere zone, but there is no time limit once inside.

Click here to book tickets. 

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