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Snowdogs unleashed
22/09/2016 - 09:35
For ten weeks a colourful pack of Snowdogs will be taking up residence in parks, open spaces and city centres across the North East. The Great North Snowdog Trail features 60 artist decorated dogs,...
The Glenn Miller Story to play Sunderland Empire
21/09/2016 - 16:58
The story of one of the most iconic musical figures of the 20th Century will be told at Sunderland Empire from 1 to 5 November 2016 in a stage show featuring the legendary Tommy Steele... exactly 60...
Dust off your walking shoes
09/09/2016 - 15:31
More than 250 people have already signed up for this year's Active Sunderland BIG Walk on Sunday 25 September 2016. But don’t worry, there is still time to enter online and entries on the day will...
Philip Franks to take on Rocky Horror Show Narrator
07/09/2016 - 15:50
Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is set to return to the Sunderland Empire for one week only from 7-12 November 2016 and the iconic role of The Narrator will be played by Philip Franks for all...
Mica Paris
06/09/2016 - 15:31
Platinum selling recording artist and award winning singer Mica Paris is set to star as ‘Mamma Morton’ in the UK tour of Chicago. The international award winning musical is set to play Sunderland...
Behind the scenes at Sunderland Empire
02/09/2016 - 16:20
This September, the public have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Sunderland Empire with a free theatre tour to celebrate Heritage Open Days. Two free theatre tours will be running...
See behind the scenes with Heritage Open Days 2016
02/09/2016 - 10:16
Forty two historic buildings and venues across Sunderland are taking part in this year's Heritage Open Days (8-11 September). The annual, national programme which gives people the chance of a glimpse...
Justin's Party
31/08/2016 - 16:57
This Spring sees Justin Fletcher bringing his brand new show Justin’s Party to Sunderland Empire for two performances only (11am & 2pm) on Sunday 19 March 2017. Justin is known to millions...


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