Venue Tour

Venue Tour

Live at
Sunderland Empire
Sat 23 Mar, Thu 28 Mar and Sat 6 Apr 2024
  Tickets available from £8.50
with no transaction fees
Other Event
1 hour 30 minutes
Always wanted to know what goes on backstage at Sunderland Empire? Tread in the stardust footsteps of the young Beatles, Kate Bush, Laurel and Hardy and Gary Barlow and immerse yourself in our theatre’s 116 year history.

Sunderland Empire

Sat 23 Mar, Thu 28 Mar and Sat 6 Apr 2024
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Thu and Sat at 11:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Discover the origins of our Edwardian Grade II* listed theatre as our staff entertain you with interesting facts and stories of the stars who have performed on our impressive stage – who knows, you may even hear some spooky tales to thrill and chill you!

Venue Tour

Take a peek at areas usually off-limits areas then and study our opulent interiors and resplendent auditorium which are sure to make you gasp. 

The tour will be concluded with refreshments in our Dress Circle Bar giving you some time to soak in the theatrical sights and chat about your favourite stories from the day. 

Tours will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and involve a number of stairs. If you have any access needs please do get in touch before you visit via email.

Tours do not include show ticket and are subject to availability.

Stage and backstage access is subject to availability as per the wishes of the production and is not guaranteed.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VENUE TOUR AND IS NOT A PERFORMANCE.

Private tours can also be arranged upon request. Please contact [email protected]

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

Sat 23 Mar, Thu 28 Mar and Sat 6 Apr 2024
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Thu and Sat at 11:00
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