Theatre Tour Sunderland Prod Shot

Venue Tour

Live at
Sunderland Empire
Sat 21 Jan 2023, Sat 4 Feb 2023 and Sat 18 Feb 2023
  Tickets available from £8.50
with no transaction fees
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1 hour 30 minutes
Always wanted to take a peek behind the famous red curtain at Sunderland Empire? Tread in the stardust footsteps of the young Beatles, Kate Bush, Laurel and Hardy and Gary Barlow on one of our exclusive behind the curtain tours.

Sunderland Empire

Sat 21 Jan 2023, Sat 4 Feb 2023 and Sat 18 Feb 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Sat at 11:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Our enchanting Edwardian theatre is bursting with history and architectural opulence, and our exciting tour is full to the brim with interesting facts and tales of the stars who have performed on our impressive stage - you may even get to hear some spooky ghost stories that really are the stuff of legends. 

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Take a peek at the ordinarily off-limits areas that only the lucky few get to experience, while our historic Grade II listed opulent interiors and resplendent auditorium 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.

Tours do not include show ticket and are subject to availability. Routes may change and involve a number of stairs.

Backstage access is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. In the event of backstage access not being granted by the production, bookers will be notified in advance.

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

If you have any access needs, please do get in touch before your visit via email.

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
The Sunderland Empire has 5 bars around the venue, at Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels.
Make your visit to Sunderland Empire even more memorable, there are a range of exclusive experiences available to give you a personal theatre experience.
There is no cloakroom available at the 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. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward 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 21 Jan 2023, Sat 4 Feb 2023 and Sat 18 Feb 2023
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
1 hour 30 minutes
Sat at 11:00
For group bookings of 10 or more: