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Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire

The Sunderland Empire is the North East of England’s flagship theatre.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Dance Attack

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Dance Attack

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:00

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

Relaxed Family Concert with Matfen Trio

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Relaxed Family Concert with Matfen Trio

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:30

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Friday 17 April 2020

Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:00

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Tuesday 21 April 2020

An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Wednesday 22 April 2020

An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:30

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 19:30

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Thursday 23 April 2020

An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:30

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 19:30

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Friday 24 April 2020

Friday Morning Movers April 2020

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Friday Morning Movers April 2020

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:00

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An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Saturday 25 April 2020

An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Monday 27 April 2020

Connect Company April

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Connect Company April

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:00

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The Worx .......a decade of Fierce!

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The Worx .......a decade of Fierce!

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 18:30

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Tuesday 28 April 2020

Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story

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Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Wednesday 29 April 2020

Wednesday Morning Movers April 2020

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Wednesday Morning Movers April 2020

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:00

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Thursday 30 April 2020

The Greatest Hits of Motown - How Sweet It Is

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The Greatest Hits of Motown - How Sweet It Is

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Thursday Morning Movers April 2020

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Thursday Morning Movers April 2020

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:00

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 13:00

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Community Chorus April 2020

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Community Chorus April 2020

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 13:00

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Friday 1 May 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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irish dance

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Dance & Ballet

 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

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Saturday 2 May 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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irish dance

Plays

Dance & Ballet

 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:30

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 19:30

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Sunday 3 May 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show

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irish dance

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Dance & Ballet

 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:30

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Friday 8 May 2020

Paul Smith: Changed

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Paul Smith: Changed

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 20:00

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Saturday 9 May 2020

The Illegal Eagles

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The Illegal Eagles

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

From £17Select

Saturday 16 May 2020

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:00

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Wednesday 20 May 2020

Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:00

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Thursday 21 May 2020

Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:00

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Friday 22 May 2020

Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:00

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Saturday 23 May 2020

Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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Dennis & Gnasher: The Musical

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 11:00

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 15:00

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 19:00

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Monday 25 May 2020

Connect Company May

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Connect Company May

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 10:00

From £70Select
Footloose

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Footloose

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

From £17Select

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Footloose

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Footloose

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 19:30

From £17Select

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Footloose

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Footloose

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 Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

 14:30

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 19:30

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About

The Sunderland Empire is the North East of England’s flagship theatre. This beautiful Edwardian venue is one of the region’s largest theatres, capable of squeezing in up to 2,200 people. The Sunderland Empire serves as an excellent variety entertainment venue, hosting everything from theatre, dance, comedy and touring musicals.

The Sunderland Empire was officially opened in 1907 by variety and vaudeville star Vesta Tilley. Owners Richard Thorton and Edward Moss aimed to open up theatres to working class people in the region, and this was the target audience of the Sunderland Empire.

As theatre declined with the rise of television and cinema, the Sunderland Empire was taken over by Sunderland City Council who managed to keep the venue afloat. The Sunderland Empire re-opened in 1960 and played host to numerous important performances, including a visit by The Beatles during their first UK national tour.

In the early 2000s the Sunderland Empire’s operators changed hands again and the venue underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment. The upgrades to the Sunderland Empire mean that it is proudly the only theatre between Edinburgh and Manchester capable of staging large West End productions, something it has done often since - Starlight Express, Miss Saigon and Footloose have all been performed there.

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Access Information

The Sunderland Empire has step-free access to the foyer and Stalls, which has the most wheelchair seats available. There are lifts available to the Stalls and Dress Circle, the latter of which has wheelchair seats in box B and C. There are accessible toilets in both of these areas, as well as near the Stalls bar.

For patrons who require a more relaxed theatre experience, there is a quiet space available and a TV relay of the performance in the Dress Circle bar. The theatre also offers familiarisation tours and early entry upon request.


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Sunderland Empire has a capacity of 1,877.

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