Wicked, Sunderland Empire
This week's availability:
Mon - Weds 7:30pm - Good Availability
Weds 2:30pm - Good Availability
Thurs 7:30pm - Limited Availability
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Running time: 2h 45m
Winner of 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.
In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
***** 'The Empire has treated us to some marvellous musicals in the last few years, and action-packed Wicked is one of the best.' Lesley Oldfield, The Journal
***** 'A top-notch production that transports us to the wonderful land of Oz. The show remains as strong, watchable and funny as ever.' Gordon Barr, The Chronicle
'This most magical of musicals has landed on Wearside! The sets shimmer, the cast soar – quite literally – and the score is peppered with infectious toe-tappers. I defy anyone not to be won over'
Katy Wheeler, Sunderland Echo
'The most bewitching show you’re likely to see on tour this year – and possibly any year!'
Viv Hardwick, The Northern Echo
'A spellbinding and spectacular musical. I was completely blown away!'
Michael Pearson, Northumberland Gazette
'Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense.'
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
'A Wicked and wonderful vision of Oz. A remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations - Wicked works like a dream.'
London Evening Standard
'Quite simply the best musical I have ever seen.'
Yorkshire Evening Post
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+.
All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.
Wicked Ticket Prices
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
- Access Booking line: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm. Sun 10am-8pm
All bookings made may be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge.
A Sunderland Empire Visual Guide is available to download prior to your visit to us download here.
A symbol resource on going to the pantomime is available to download here.
If you would like to be kept updated about future Assisted Performances by email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audio Description
- Sign Language Interpreted
- SUR Titles
- Relaxed Performances
Venue Access Information
There are eight spaces in the stalls where wheelchair users can remain in their wheelchairs. Access is on the flat via a lift. Alternatively patrons may wish to transfer to a fixed seat, with vacated wheelchairs stored in the nearest bar area. Please note that patrons must be able to vacate the building quickly in case of evacuation. If you are unsure of the best option for you, please discuss this with our box office staff when booking.
Please note that the Upper Circle and Gallery are not accessible by lift and are therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
British Sign Language Performances
Chicago – Wed 30 Nov at 7.30pm
Sleeping Beauty - Thu 29 Dec at 6pm
Wonderland - Thu 2 Feb at 7.30pm
Mamma Mia - Wed 8 Nov at 7.30pm
Mamma Mia - Tues 31st Oct at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances
Mamma Mia – Sat 4 Nov at 2.30pm
Sleeping Beauty – Wed 28 Dec at 5pm MORE INFORMATION
Gangsta Granny – Sat 13 May at 10.30amOrchestras Live – Sun 26 Mar at 3pm
Jack and the Beanstalk - Wed 27 Dec at 5pm
Sleeping Beauty – Tue 13 Dec at 1.30pm
During a supported experience usual arrangements are in place within the auditorium, including latecomer’s rules, and there are no technical adjustments to the performance.
Families should expect pyros, possible strobes and loud sound effects. Those who are sensory sensitive are advised to bring any equipment needed for support e.g. ear defenders.
This is not a Relaxed Performance.
What we can offer is:
· Quiet spaces.
· TV relay of the performance in Dress Circle bar.
· Preparation pack available – Visual Story and Widget symbol resource, explanation of the story and characters.
· Familiarisation visits can be arranged.
· Supportive staff attending will be present.
· Early entry into Auditorium may be able to be arranged but not guaranteed.
· Families are urged to get in touch with us to explain what specific support they need to help support their visit.
Open captioned and audio described performances are sometimes scheduled. To be kept up to date, please email email@example.com. For all performances, there is a Sennheiser infrared system available in all areas of the auditorium. This can be used with or without a hearing aid. When you arrive at the theatre, please speak to a member of our Front of House team who will give you the equipment and show you how to use it. Please note there is a fully refundable £10 deposit for the loan of the equipment.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre
Accessible toilets are located at the Stalls and Dress Circle levels and in the stalls bar as you enter the theatre.
Sunderland Empire Information
Sunderland EmpireSunderland Empire
High Street West
Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear Metro:
If you’re seeing a show you can travel on Metro and the Shields Ferry for free for up to two hours before and after the performance! We’re just a short walk from Park Lane Metro station or Sunderland Metro station. CLICK HERE to find out more. Terms & Conditions apply.
CLICK HERE for timetable information.
Please be aware of busy match days - full listings can be found at SAFC
Please use Google Maps to find directions. Our full address is:
High Street West,
Sunderland, SR1 3EX
If travelling by bus, we recommend Simply Go where you’ll be able to plan your journey.
Sunderland has fantastic parking. Here are a couple of options for you when visiting us, both a short walk to the theatre:
National Rail services stop at Sunderland (SUN). We recommed The Train line to help you plan your journey.
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 0844 871 3042 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge) Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm. Sun 10am-8pm
Stage Door / Admin:* 0191 566 1057
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Book online: Using the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
Groups Bookings (10+): 0844 871 3042 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (Mon – Sat, 9am – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm. Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge. Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.)
In person at the Box Office: Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, or 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 7.45pm). Sunday and bank holidays the Box Office is open 1 hour prior to performance time.
Wicked Seating Plan
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