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Sunderland Empire

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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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Opening Hours

The Box Office is open 90 minutes prior to performances.

Telephone: 08448717615


Events at Sunderland Empire

Disney's Aladdin

February 21st to March 10th

Disneys Aladdin

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Sleeping...

March 14th to March 16th

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Sleeping Beauty

Bonnie & Clyde

March 19th to March 23rd

Bonnie  Clyde

Awful Auntie

April 4th to April 7th

Awful Auntie

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and...

April 15th

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Mad Bad and Dangerous To Know


April 16th


Bizet's Carmen: An Ellen Kent Production

April 19th

Bizets Carmen An Ellen Kent Production

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

April 20th

Live Music
Ellen Kents Madama Butterfly

I Should Be So Lucky

April 22nd to April 27th

I Should Be So Lucky

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

May 7th to May 8th

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Pretty Woman: The Musical

May 28th to June 8th

Pretty Woman The Musical


June 7th


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