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Dirty Dancing returns to Sunderland Empire
13/10/2016 - 14:58
The new UK production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, currently wowing audiences round the country on its UK tour, will be mambo-ing back to Sunderland Empire from 26 June – 1 July...
Sleeping Beauty Panto
12/10/2016 - 13:20
The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is set to bed down at Sunderland Empire from 9 - 31 December 2016 and the star studded cast were on Wearside this week to launch the magical pantomime. The...
Over 60,000 flock to illuminations in opening week
06/10/2016 - 15:08
Over 60,000 people have visited Sunderland Illuminations in the first week of the event. Visitors to Roker and Seaburn seafront have enjoyed new displays and family entertainment in Roker Park, as...
Spectacular start planned for Houghton Feast
06/10/2016 - 11:42
Music, performance and a spectacular laser show will light up the Broadway in Houghton on Friday 7 October to celebrate the beginning of the Houghton Feast 2016. The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor...
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...


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2013 marked 21 years since Sunderland city status from HM The Queen, on 23rd March 1992.


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