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

Strictly Ballroom

18 Oct 2021 to 23 Jul 2021



25 Oct 2021 to 30 Oct 2021


A Country Night in Nashville

31 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021


Snow White at Sunderland Empire

4 Dec 2021 to 9 Jan 2022



4 Jan 2022 to 8 Jan 2022



5 Jul 2022 to 16 Jul 2022

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