Sunderland Empire

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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

Useful Information

Telephone: 0844 871 3022


Events at Sunderland Empire

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

Hairspray the Musical

14 Jun 2021 to 19 Jun 2021


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

Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers...

26 Jun 2021 to 26 Jun 2021

Live Music

The Carpenters Story

4 Jul 2021 to 4 Jul 2021



9 Jul 2021 to 10 Jul 2021

Live Music


12 Jul 2021 to 17 Jul 2021


Heathers The Musical

20 Jul 2021 to 24 Jul 2021

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