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24 September 2022 - 25 September 2022

6:00PM - 5:30PM

Brancepeth Castle

  • £12/£10/Free

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A weekend of Dragons at Brancepeth Castle!

Welcome to a weekend of Dragons at Brancepeth Castle! 

Roaring Dragons Saturday 24 September 6-8 pm

A candlelit show with an exhibition, music, pantomime, and a beauty pageant of dragons from the North East.

This show is built around the exhibition Radical Dragons: Fearsome Beasts and the Making of the North East. The exhibition explains legends about regional dragons in the North East and their historical and political contexts. 

Roaring Dragons will make the exhibition’s information panels come alive, as up to 10 individual dragons and their teams show off in the medieval halls of Brancepeth Castle, with music, pageantry, and pantomime.

Dragons are usually associated with a particular North East monster legend from the Viking times to the more recent past (e.g. the Lambton Worm, the Laidley Worm of Bamburgh Castle). Each of the dragons in this show has a characteristic temper and way of moving, but what they have in common is jealousy. A Town Crier will attempt to keep order, and invite you to be involved in deciding which dragon is the ultimate victor!

Doors open 6pm for show start 6.30pm (approx. 1 hr)
£10 pre-booking at
£12 on the door
Wine and dragon snacks included!

Meet the Dragons Sunday 25 September 3.30-5.30 pm

An afternoon with fun and games for the whole family. 
Meet the roaring dragons and their creators, take a dragon selfie! 
Refreshments and artwork for sale. Free entry, no pre-booking required. 





Saturday 24 September:

£10 pre-booking at
£12 on the door
Wine and dragon snacks included!


Sunday 25 September:

Free, no booking required.