Sunderland Empire and Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, have announced a new partnership to offer free Metro travel to theatregoers.
Theatre ticket holders coming to see one of the show stopping productions at Sunderland Empire can now travel on the Metro and the Shields Ferry for free for up to two hours before and after the performance by simply presenting their show ticket.
The announcement comes as a busy Autumn/Winter season is currently taking Wearside by storm. Highlights include one night spectaculars, opulent opera, the arrival of the monster hit Shrek the Musical ‘taking ogre’ the stage and the magical family pantomime extravaganza Aladdin flying in.
Huw Lewis, Corporate Manager for Customer Services and Communications at Nexus, said: “We’re delighted to provide this special offer for Empire Theatre ticket holders. Metro takes away all the hassle of driving to a venue so is great way to travel around. We hope this offer encourages more people to use Metro to explore Sunderland city centre and other locations.”
Ben Phillips, General Manager, Sunderland Empire said: “We are delighted to be involved in this free travel initiative with Nexus to add value to our customer’s theatre experience. With a busy Autumn/Winter season ahead we anticipate that a number of customers will take advantage of this great opportunity.”
Sunderland Empire is just a short walk from Park Lane Metro and bus interchange or Sunderland Metro station. This is a temporary offer and customers are advised to check the Nexus website prior to travel that this free travel scheme is still available.