Sunderland Empire

It's time to rediscover NewcastleGateshead! Indoor dining is back on the menu. Cinemas and indoor entertainment venues are now open. Indoor attractions are ready to welcome you back. We are doing our best to keep our website updated but we still recommend you check individual business websites directly before you visit. Thank you and visit safely.

Telephone: 0844 871 3022

Sunderland Empire Secondary

Unfortunately, as a result of ongoing social distancing restrictions, Sunderland Empire have now suspended all performances until Friday 27 November 2020. Keep up to date with Sunderland Empire's coronavirus information here.

Situated in an Edwardian theatre, Sunderland Empire is the North East's premier venue for smash-hit West End theatre. Built in 1906, Sunderland Empire is the region's largest venues and is a must-visit for theatre-goers who are ready to be entertained.

Sunderland Empire attracts season after season of record-breaking, smash-hit West End musicals, ballet, theatre and cutting-edge comedy as well as hosting its annual panto. Some of the biggest productions on tour have performed at Sunderland Empire including War Horse, the RSC's Matilda, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera and their calendar of events continues to grow every year, with some amazing shows lined-up over the next 18 months.

Visitors can experience live theatre in the opulent surroundings of Sunderland Empire's lavish venue and is less than 30 minutes from Newcastle city centre when travelling by Metro.

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

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Sunderland Empire is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 12:00 -16:00

Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00

Friday 12:00 - 16:00

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00


The Box Office closes 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 19:45). Sunday and Bank Holidays the Box Office is open one hour prior to performance time

Telephone: 0844 871 3022


Events at Sunderland Empire

The Drifters at Sunderland Empire

23 Jun 2021 to 23 Jun 2021

Live Music

What's Love Got To Do With It?

25 Jun 2021 to 25 Jun 2021

Live Music

Heathers The Musical

20 Jul 2021 to 24 Jul 2021


A Beautiful Noise - Celebrating The...

1 Aug 2021 to 1 Aug 2021

Live Music

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire

3 Aug 2021 to 7 Aug 2021


Paul Smith - Changed - at Sunderland...

3 Sep 2021 to 3 Sep 2021


Derren Brown - Showman at Sunderland...

7 Sep 2021 to 11 Sep 2021


That'll Be the Day at Sunderland Empire

19 Sep 2021 to 19 Sep 2021


The Rocky Horror Show at Sunderland...

20 Sep 2021 to 25 Sep 2021


My Best Friend's Wedding - The Musical...

28 Sep 2021 to 2 Oct 2021


Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman at...

10 Oct 2021 to 10 Oct 2021


Dance Attack at Sunderland Empire

13 Oct 2021 to 13 Oct 2021

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