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 >>
Make your evening extra special with an Ambassador Experience.
The Ambassador Experience gives you the opportunity to make your special visit to the theatre even more memorable. Browse through our offers to tailor your very own personal theatre experience.
Green Label £5
Blue Label £15
Red Label £15
Purple Label £45
Add some sparkle to your visit and experience ultimate luxury in our VIP Ambassador Lounge. Relax with a drink as you enjoy tasty snacks, premium table service and cloakroom, plus we're delighted to offer a sumptuous new dining range, all served in the comfort of the private lounge. Entry to the Ambassador Lounge is available when purchasing Red and Purple Label packages.
Please note our Ambassador Lounge has a maximum capacity of 32 and spaces are subject to availability.
To book one of these packages, please call 0844 871 3022 (Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge).