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.
What's on this Easter
Are you looking for some fun through the Easter holidays? Maybe you want to go on an Easter Egg Hunt? Meet the Easter Bunny himself or visit somewhere new? Our What's On Guide will help you plan your diary for a packed fortnight local to you or maybe even further afield if you are feeling more adventurous! Click here and localise to get started!
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