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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

Sunderland Empire Information

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire
High Street West
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
SR1 3EX
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Directions

Getting Here

Tyne and Wear Metro:


If you’re seeing a show you can travel on Metro and the Shields Ferry for free for up to two hours before and after the performance! We’re just a short walk from Park Lane Metro station or Sunderland Metro station. CLICK HERE to find out more. Terms & Conditions apply.

CLICK HERE for timetable information.

By Road:

Please be aware of busy match days - full listings can be found at  SAFC

Please use Google Maps to find directions. Our full address is: 

Sunderland Empire, 
High Street West, 
Sunderland, SR1 3EX

If travelling by bus, we recommend Simply Go where you’ll be able to plan your journey.

Parking:

Sunderland has fantastic parking. Here are a couple of options for you when visiting us, both a short walk to the theatre:

The Bridges Multi-storey Car Park

St. Mary’s  Car Park

By train:

National Rail services stop at Sunderland (SUN). We recommed The Train line to help you plan your journey. 


Contact Information

Book online: Use the links below

Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Customer Service: 0844 871 7627

Groups Bookings: 0330 102 7531 Calls charged at local rate

Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* 0191 566 1057
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Theatre Tours

Come and see behind the scenes of the north-east’s biggest theatre! Tours are now available on a monthly basis, details of those on sale now are below. Each tour will include full auditorium, backstage and onstage access - a real chance to see the sets and staging of big productions up close! Following the tour we will retire to our beautiful dress circle bar for complimentary tea/coffee (mulled wine in December). We look forward to showing you around this stunning Edwardian theatre.

(Tours last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes)

PRICES
£6 per person
Groups 10+ £5 per person (If you would like to book a private tour for your group, please contact our Creative Learning Manager on 0191 5661056)

Click here to view current groups discounts.

To book a place please pop into our box office or call us on our priority booking line, 0191 5661045.

We regret that due to the large number of stairs, tours are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

(Tours last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes)

PRICES
£6 per person
Groups 10+ £5 per person (If you would like to book a private tour for your group, please contact our Creative Learning Manager on 0191 5661056)

Click here to view current groups discounts.

To book a place please pop into our box office or call us on our priority booking line, 0191 5661045.

We regret that due to the large number of stairs, tours are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

Booking Information

Book online: Using the links below


Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)


Groups Bookings (10+): 0330 102 7531  (Calls charged at local rate)

Groups 10+ £5 per person (If you would like to book a private tour for your group, please contact our Creative Learning Manager on 0191 5661056)

Click here to view current groups discounts.

Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 (Mon – Sat, 9am – 10pm. Sun 10am – 8pm. Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge. Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.)

In person at the Box Office: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm, or 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 7.45pm). Sunday and bank holidays the Box Office is open 1 hour prior to performance time.

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