Sunderland Empire Theatre

Sunderland Empire Theatre

Sunderland Empire Theatre brings big West End productions, drama, comedy and musicals into the heart of the city.

It is the biggest theatre in the North East and guarantees an exciting programme of events, staging season after season of dazzling entertainment featuring West End musicals, classical ballet and spectacular dance productions, cutting-edge comedy and drama, plus music concerts and family shows including the annual star-studded pantomime.

This Grade 2 listed Edwardian theatre was built in 1907 and has a colourful history. It's where Sid James famously died on stage in front of a packed house, and where the likes of Charlie Chaplin, The Beatles and Tommy Steele have all performed.

The Sunderland Empire continues to bring big West End productions to the North East with the likes of Disney's ‘The Lion King’, ‘War Horse’ and ‘Wicked’. For the latest information on shows and to buy tickets click here.

Trip Advisor Click here 

AccessAble Click here

Attraction/Venue Information

Things to do nearby

Events nearby

Accommodation nearby

Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

Twitter

Did you know there are only two weekends left to visit Festival of Light? Buy your tickets now at… https://t.co/DIb5hSKi73 16 hours 4 min ago
RT : Free parking is available this Christmas in the City Centre. A full list of council car parks is available here:… https://t.co/FvfT8ztKmN 19 hours 17 min ago
Yes that's fine it's just an entry time you can stay in the park as long as you like thank you 1 day 19 hours ago
Join us for some Festive Shopping https://t.co/2s5gSQXutp 1 day 21 hours ago
Festival of Light is open from 4pm today, come and discover a magical winter evening! Buy tickets online at… https://t.co/MioYYAxBvK 2 days 23 hours ago
Come and join Santa’s elves as they check the famous list to see who has been good. Are you ready to sing, dance a… https://t.co/CwessUPcsb 3 days 22 hours ago
If you're visiting Festival of Light this weekend look out for The Light Gliders who will be out and about causing… https://t.co/iVQMpTAHE5 4 days 22 hours ago
Festival of Light opens its gates for the 3rd weekend at 4pm today! Buy your tickets online now at… https://t.co/rAsGSJRaKO 5 days 20 hours ago
Buy your tickets for this week’s Festival of Light online now at https://t.co/QFT9jaQXNL Don’t forget you can par… https://t.co/hTMEEbNIWe 6 days 15 hours ago
Planning to visit Festival of Light this weekend? Why not pick up a ticket for our Christmas Show too? Held in our… https://t.co/Jv7e90KXvB 1 week 15 hours ago
We had another wonderful weekend at The Festival of Light!! Don’t forget to get your tickets for this weekend’s eve… https://t.co/IwbQYkZa4s 1 week 1 day ago
With free parking in council city centre car parks after 3pm! https://t.co/qKj06gqpAP 1 week 3 days ago
What a fab opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts! Get the date in your diary and don't miss out… https://t.co/cbWyd6Qw5a 1 week 4 days ago
Festival of Light is open from 4pm today. If you're visiting don't forget to drop in to our beautiful tipi to take… https://t.co/8FdwOyQku8 1 week 4 days ago
RT : last week Christmas in Sunderland arrived with entertainment and a spectacular firework display.… https://t.co/tTCvgFBJ1f 1 week 5 days ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
11 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.