The Sunderland Story

The Sunderland Story

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Sunderland Empire
Wed 17 May - Sat 27 May 2023
Closed
A brilliant feel-good show about family, friends and a lifelong love of the red and white stripes of a beloved football club!

Sunderland Empire

Wed 17 May - Sat 27 May 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 10 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Sat at 14:30
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Celebrated through the songs of its proud supporters including fan favourites Cheer Up Peter Reid, Sunderland Take Over, Sunderland Till I Die, Wise Men Say and many more, relive Sunderland AFC’s iconic moments and experience the thrill of the terraces live on stage.

The Sunderland Story

The Sunderland Story is told through the eyes of the Carter and Thompson families, who realise that much of their family history always seems to link back to the story of Sunderland AFC.

Recounted through the decades, for many this show will take you on a trip down memory lane, while for younger fans this will be a joyous education - a chance to discover all about the club’s trophies, legends, and a city’s extraordinary shipbuilding and mining heritage - all told through drama, comedy and music.

From founding father James Allan, the first trophy win and ‘The Team of All Talents’, to Buchan, Carter and Gurney and two World Wars. Being nicknamed ‘The Bank of England club’, to that phenomenal 1973 FA Cup win and the Kevin Philipps, Niall Quinn, and Peter Reid years to the present day and Tony Mowbray’s young braves.

The Sunderland Story is about the people of this city and their love of one club. It’s the passionate Sunderland fanbase who remain the beating heart of the club’s foundation - its past, its future, its everything!

Ha’way the lads!

Relive SAFC’s most iconic moments, in a feel-good show filled with comedy, music and drama. Experience the thrill of the terraces live on stage from Wed 17 – Sat 27 May!

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

Wed 17 May - Sat 27 May 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 10 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
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
Join today