18th - 21st November

Lumiere returns to Durham from 18 until 21 November, with a programme of 37 artworks that will extend beyond Durham city into the wider county for the first time ever.

Highlights will include a newly-commissioned work in collaboration with Durham University, New Writing North and leading international poets, whose illuminated words will be projected onto Durham Castle, and a video-mapped journey from reflection to celebration on Durham Cathedral’s facade.

Extra journeys

In addition to our wide range of services that you can catch to and from the heart of Durham city centre, we're also going to be running extra buses on some services.

You can view our timetables by clicking on the links above and then changing the calendar to your desired date of travel.

Bus tickets

If you're travelling on an evening, you can take advantage of our great value £1 evening fare which is available for just £1 per single journey after 7pm.

We also have a wide range of money saving fares available – check out our ticketing guide.

Lumiere tickets and timings

In a change from previous years, the controlled City centre area of Lumiere (Pink zone: Market Place, Saddler Street, Silver Street, Palace Green, Prebends Bridge and Riverside) will be ticketed for the entirety of the festival opening times every night.

A timed ticketing slot system for the controlled central Lumiere zone will be in place from 4.30pm until 11pm each night. There is no time limit once inside the controlled zone.

Lumiere is free to attend and 24 of the 37 installations are accessible without a ticket. Tickets to view the artwork in the central peninsula of Durham city are available to book online.

Lumiere is open each night from 18 – 21 November 2021 between 4.30pm and 11pm.

The six Marks in the Landscape artworks in Durham County are open from 4.30pm until 10pm. 

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