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Sunderland Empire

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 >>

Sunderland Empire

The Ambassador Lounge

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

  • A drink a the bar*

Blue Label £15

  • Welcome drink*
  • Variety Box (comprising of Glass of wine*, Yorkshire crisps, raisins)
  • House programme or theatre gift

Red Label £15

  • Entry to the Ambassador Lounge
  • Welcome drink*
  • Savoury nibbles
  • Complimentary cloakroom

Purple Label £45

  • Entry to the Ambassador Lounge
  • Half bottle of chilled premium champagne
  • A delicious box of chocolates
  • A programme or theatre gift
  • Savoury nibbles
  • Complimentary cloakroom

Entry to our brand new 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).

*Selected drink
 

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