Hairspray The Musical

Hairspray The Musical

Live at
Sunderland Empire
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Mon 14 Apr - Sat 19 Apr 2025
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.95
Musical
2 hours 30 minutes
incl. interval
The musical phenomenon Hairspray returns! After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West End, Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy is heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland.
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Sunderland Empire

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Mon 14 Apr - Sat 19 Apr 2025
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
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Why go and see it?

You can’t stop OUR beat- HAIRSPRAY is BACK ON TOUR - so run and tell that!

The ultimate feel-good musical is back on tour!

Hairspray The Musical

Welcome to the 60s, where everyone’s grooving to a brand-new sound! Enter Tracy Turnblad, with big hair, big heart, and big dreams to dance her way onto national TV. On her journey to become accepted, Tracy befriends Link Larkin the teen idol, Seaweed, Little Innez and Motormouth Maybelle who stand with her to fight intolerance, bigotry and racism as they strive to bring unity to the city of Baltimore. Can the new girl in town help win equality and Link Larkin's heart?

Wonderfully fresh and vivid
- The Stage

This fun-filled, feel good show is bursting with show-stopping numbers, dazzling costumes, and dizzying dance-routines that you can’t help but shimmy too!

Featuring some of musical theatre’s biggest and best hit songs, including Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, Good Morning Baltimore and so many more, Hairspray is the hilarious, joyous, and uplifting musical for all!

UK Tour from July 2024 - BOOK NOW!

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Opening Night
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What the critics say

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Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

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. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Oswald Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

change
Mon 14 Apr - Sat 19 Apr 2025
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
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