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Sunderland Empire

About

Opened in 1907, Sunderland Empire is the North East's flagship theatre. It's one of the region's largest venues with capacity to accommodate up to 2,200 people.

It has undergone a wealth of refurbishment since its opening, notably a £4.5m redevelopment project in 2004, which enabled the theatre to host West End shows.

This has put Sunderland Empire at the forefront of North East theatre, attracting season after season of record-breaking, smash-hit West End musicals, ballet and cutting-edge comedy.

The venue has hosted shows like Starlight Express, Miss Saignon, Wicked and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the calendar of events continues to grow every year, with some amazing shows lined up over the next 18 months.

For more information about the theatre, calendar of events, Live Card Membership or show information visit www.atgtickets.com/sunderland.

 

Opening Times

Box Office (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday12:0018:00*
Tuesday12:0018:00*
Wednesday12:0018:00*
Thursday12:0018:00*
Friday12:0018:00*
Saturday12:0018:00*
SundayClosed*

* 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 one hour prior to performance time.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

 

 

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.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

Provider Features

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

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

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