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Empty Shop HQ is a fully licensed cultural hub and performance focused arts venue in the heart of Durham City. Reflecting Empty Shop CIC’s core principles HQ is a community driven space providing a platform for artists, practitioners and performers of all backgrounds and abilities to host creative events and activities.

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HQ WhiteTo find out more about organising an event or booking the venue, including our Safer Spaces Policy please download our Venue Information PDF below.

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To make an enquiry contact hq@emptyshop.org

Upcoming Events

Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
The Bish & Hop @Bishop Auckland Food Festival @ The Bish & Hop
**PLEASE NOTE** This event is NOT in Durham, it is at a new ‘pop up’ venue in Bishop Auckland for the Bishop Auckland Food Festival. It will only exist for 2 days! The Bish &[...]
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Bish & Hop @Bishop Auckland Food Festival @ The Bish & Hop
**PLEASE NOTE** This event is NOT in Durham, it is at a new ‘pop up’ venue in Bishop Auckland for the Bishop Auckland Food Festival. It will only exist for 2 days! The Bish &[...]
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Jazz Sessions: Lickety Split @ Empty Shop HQ
Working in association with the Jazz Co-Op in Newcastle, The Jazz Sessions bring top class Jazz to Durham on the first Thursday of every month. Now in it’s 3rd year, Empty Shop HQ plays host[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Outside Your House / Symmatik / Five Pence Game / ghostcalculus @ Empty Shop HQ
— Outside Your House https://soundcloud.com/outsideyourhouse https://outsideyourhouse.bandcamp.com/ Outside Your House are the self-styled ‘barely rap’ duo of Faithful Johannes (words) and Jonathan Swift (tunes). OYH have drawn a cult following from their unorthodox, energetic live shows;[...]
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ryan Humphrey's Big Questions! @ Empty Shop HQ
A night of fantastic acoustic music and stimulating Dialogue! This performance aims to explore the power and importance that music can have within society! Through a series of performances, audience activities and questions in one[...]
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Folk Sessions @ Empty Shop HQ
Join us for an evening of informal folk at Empty Shop HQ on the second Thursday of every month. Traditional music sessions – tunes and maybe a few songs from the British Isles and beyond.[...]