Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open.
The Theatre was masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, but it was a third man, Richard Thornton, who bears far greater significance to the Sunderland Empire. Thornton, originally from South Shields, came from the lowly beginnings of a... Read more >>
Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2014. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.
Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.
This Christmas, we thought we'd try and get some of ATG's staff centre stage with our own version of the '12 Days of Christmas' classic. Contributors are - in true ATG style - from all round the country, and involved in theatre in many different capacities.
Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.