Empire Theatre, Sunderland
Productions include West End Musicals such as 'The Lion King' and 'Evita', musical performances such as 'The Magic of Motown', comedy, ballets, childrens' performances, local drama and dance school productions and the annual Christmas Pantomime.
Click here for a full list of shows for the whole family.
See sets and lighting up close and personal with a tour of our beautiful Edwardian theatre. Offering a unique opportunity to find out more about the Sunderland Empire, tours may include access to dressing rooms and the stage.* Tours conclude with tea and coffee.
Pre-Show Tours - Tours are regularly scheduled prior to performances, so you can experience behind the scenes action before curtain up! Call for details of our up-coming pre-show tours.Getting Here
There is plenty of options for car parking near the theatre. The Bridges Multi-storey Car Park and St. Mary's Car Park are both a short walk away.
ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre.
Most children love to help in the kitchen, whether it is preparing a whole meal or baking some tasty treats. We have lots of yummy recipes that the children can help with, and that the whole family can then enjoy eating. Click here to take a look at our recipe section for mealtime inspiration and cheeky goodies to try with the family this summer!!!
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