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Sunderland Empire


Sunderland Empire is the North East's flagship theatre. Showcasing season after season of record breaking smash hits from West End musicals such as Starlight Express, Miss Saigon and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to opera and ballet; cutting-edge comedy to very latest kids shows. For more about the theatre, a calendar of events, Live Card Membership or show information visit

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Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system. Contact Carolyn Usher for details of access shows
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearest - Bridges Carpark 5 mins walk.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Contact group sales on 0800 587 5007
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 200
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates - Not for all shows
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

A1 South - Take the Durham turn off on to the A690, follow onto the A1231 to city centre.

A1 North - Take Washington turn off onto A1231, follow to city centre.

A19 South - Take the A1018 onto A1231 to city centre.

Public Transport Directions

Most train routes to Sunderland are via Newcastle Central, which can be reached by bus, train and Metro services.

Opening Times

Open All Year
Box Office (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015)

* Box Office will also be open 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 7.45pm). Sunday and bank holidays the Box Office is open 1 hour prior to performance time.


Saturday, 11th July 2015 - Saturday, 11th July 2015

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business
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Tuesday, 31st March 2015 - Saturday, 25th April 2015

more info

Monday, 11th May 2015 - Monday, 11th May 2015

The Producers
more info

Monday, 18th May 2015 - Saturday, 23rd May 2015

Monty Python’s Spamalot
more info

Monday, 25th May 2015 - Saturday, 30th May 2015

Derren Brown
more info

Thursday, 9th July 2015 - Wednesday, 9th December 2015

The Dreamboys
more info

Monday, 10th August 2015 - Saturday, 15th August 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
more info

Monday, 31st August 2015 - Saturday, 5th September 2015

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
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Sunday, 3rd May 2015 - Sunday, 3rd May 2015

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