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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

Tours

Pre Show tours
Offering a unique opportunity to find out more about our Edwardian theatre and experience behind the scenes action before curtain up! Tours may also include access to dressing rooms and the stage, allowing you to see the set and lighting up close and personal. Concluding with tea and coffee, tours are now being taken for the following shows:

Up-coming Public Tours:

Shrek the Musical - Sat 3 Feb, 11am 
Shrek the Musical - Sat 10 Feb, 11am
Thriller Live - Sat 17 Feb, 11am 
Beautiful - Sat 10 Mar, 11am 
The Rat Pack - Sat 17 Mar, 11am 
Jersey Boys - Sat 24 Mar, 11am 
Jersey Boys - Sat 31 Mar, 11am 
Legally Blonde - Sat 21 Apr, 11am 
Crazy for You - Sat 28 Apr, 11am 

Private tours
Can be arranged at £6pp (£5pp for groups 10+, £3pp for schools).
Min & max group numbers apply.

To book
Call 0844 871 3022 or book in person at the Box Office.

Tours do not include show ticket. Tours are subject to availability and routes may change. Tours may involve a number of stairs. Non-show tours can also be arranged. Please contact us for details.

*Backstage access is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.


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