Sunderland Empire

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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

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Telephone: 0844 871 3022


Events at Sunderland Empire

Postponed: Snow White at Sunderland...

12 Dec 2020 to 3 Jan 2021


The Carpenters Story

7 Jan 2021 to 7 Jan 2021



1 Feb 2021 to 6 Feb 2021


Hairspray the Musical

1 Mar 2021 to 6 Mar 2021


Heathers The Musical

9 Mar 2021 to 13 Mar 2021



22 Mar 2021 to 28 Mar 2021


Gangsta Granny

31 Mar 2021 to 3 Apr 2021


Derren Brown: Showman

13 Apr 2021 to 17 Apr 2021


Kevin Clifton & Joanne Clifton

19 Apr 2021 to 19 Apr 2021


The Sensational 60s Experience

24 Apr 2021 to 24 Apr 2021

Live Music

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
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