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 >>
A drink at the bar* - £5
Buy a drink voucher in advance and save up to 20%
The following packages also include entry into the Ambassador Lounge in Association with Smooth Radio, an exclusive area offering premium table service, cloakroom and washroom facilities. Dining options are also available.
VIP Experience - £15
Ultimate Experience - £45
Half bottle of Moét Chandon Champagne
A box of handmade Belgian chocolates
A house programme (or theatre gift if not available)
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 or select online one booking your show tickets. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge. *Selected drink
You sit. We serve.
Order your pre-show and interval refreshments to be delivered direct to your seat before you arrive at the theatre, or alternatively from your seat with the free ATG Ordertorium app! Search for ATG and download the app at the App Store and get it on Google Play.