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Sun 9th Dec – BIG Little Gigs Mega Christmas Family Rave!!!

Take a break from Christmas carol overload and join us to bring in the party season with our fun family rave! We welcome back our fave DJ James Watson and special guests Wreckheads Krew breakdancers to get the party started!! Our biggest rave yet, we’re taking over the huge Dolphin Centre Sports Hall so lots of space for dancing!! Free glowsticks, tribal face painting and fun times! Post Ibiza parents, relive those glory days, have a dance and introduce your little ones to some feel good music ready for the festive season! Everyone needs a ticket BIG and Little unless you’re under one and then you’re FREE! Tickets available now from The Dolphin Centre or  See Tickets 
Doors: 2pm-3pm Tickets: £5 (under 1s FREE)

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Sun 28th Oct – BIG Little Gigs Halloween Party at The Spotted Dog

A fun filled 2 hour BIG Little Gigs special for Halloween! We are heading to The Spotted Dog, High Coniscliffe for an evening of live music, spooky stories, halloween trail, party tunes and fancy dress fun! We have the brilliant Groove Lite returning to BIG Little Gigs after their sell out show for us back in March. This awesome three piece band will be playing the very best of funk and soul with a few spooky tunes thrown in! We will have a special guest story teller reading spooky (kid friendly!!) stories in our Halloween grotto, there will be treats for all little ones in fancy dress and any grown ups dressed up will be entered into a prize drawer to win a £20 Spotted Dog voucher! There will be spooky snacks and scary cocktails available and plenty of fun and games! All attendees need a ticket BIG or little, under 1s are FREE and do not need a ticket. Tickets on sale now!
Doors: 6pm – 8pm
Tickets : £5 available from See Tickets  ( under 1s FREE) 


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Sat 6th Oct – BIG Little Gigs (Jabberwocky Market) featuring Damaris Jeans Ragtime Rewind

We return after a BIG break to link up with our fabulous friends over at Jabberwocky Market to bring you another fun filled family live music event as part of their Autumn season. Featuring popular vintage swing band, Damaris Jean’s Ragtime Rewind Band – Vintage Swing & Bluesperforming 1930s & 1940s swing dance sets, plus 1950s and modern tunes with a vintage twist. For excellent musicians and outstanding vocals, immaculately presented, come along and be swept into a long gone era for a fun afternoon! Tickets are £4 each with a special ticket discount for a child and grandparent, and any accompanying great-grandparent can come along completely FREE!! P.S. Be prepared to dance the Charleston!
Doors: 3pm-4pm
Tickets: £4 / Special offer for child and grandparent/under 1s FREE
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Sat 8th Sept – BIG Little Gigs Useful Vision Event featuring Ragtime Rewind

A private event created especially for Useful Vision, a fantastic charity that fund and organise events for visually impaired children. BIG Little Gigs are proud to be a part of their day with the fabulous Damaris Jean’s Ragtime Rewind. To find out more about Useful Visions work take a look here




Wednesday 11th April- Activity Egg-stravaganza

BIG Little Gigs are excited to be part of the launch of the new Children and Young People’s Plan in Darlington. We will be running some fun music workshops from 1pm-2.30pm for 5yrs-10yrs and then breakdance sessions for 11-16yrs from 2.30pm-4pm. There’s lots of other great things happening from Yoga, Arts and Crafts and Sports all for FREE!! Children aged 5yrs-10yrs are to be accompanied by adults
Doors: 1pm-4pm
Entrance: FREE

Sunday 29th April – A Hullabaloo In The Woods

Very excited to be a part of this fab event at Theatre Hullabaloo Tickets are on sale now for A Hullabaloo in the Woods (3+) We will be finishing off an amazing day of story telling, lantern making, shadow puppetry and more with Bright Woods Forest School CIC with a fun filled Family Bug Ball! Bring your butterfly wings and dancing shoes and we’ll bring the bubbles,balloons,glowsticks, awesome tunes and fun!!
Doors: 10.30am-2.30pm
Tickets: £7 available from


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Saturday 17th March- BIG Little Gigs Rocks The Library!

On Saturday 17th March BIG Little Gigs makes it’s long awaited return to the gorgeous children’s library at Crown Street Library. We will be filling the library with live music courtesy of the brilliant ‘Sole Groove’ who will be be performing Soul and Funk classic tunes to get you up and enjoying a dance!
Doors : 4.15pm with show starting at 4.30pm.
Tickets: £4 (under 1s FREE) available from 

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Sat 17th February – SOLD OUT!!! BIG little Gigs Breakdance Workshop feat Tim Smith

This event has now SOLD OUT!!!

BIG Little Gigs returns in 2018 with something a bit different! We are embracing the world of break dancing with a fab, fun workshop with local break dancing legend Tim Smith! Tim will start with a demo followed by a fun workshop session suitable for all BIG and littles to join in! Due to space restrictions tickets will be limited for this event and will be available from The Forum from Tues 30th Jan.
Doors: 2pm-3pm
Tickets: £3.50 (under 1s FREE)

Thanks to everyone who came to our events and workshops in 2017, it was an amazing year for BIG Little Gigs with Raves, radio, silent discos, The Beatles, folk, the launch of the BIG Little Gigs Mini-Pop Up Music Tent, workshops, Includfest, Ingenuity Festival, Jabberwocky Market,Darlington Theatre Town, Kid Carpet, an indoor snowball fight and Zulus!!!  We’ll be announcing some fab shows and events for 2018 very soon xxxxx