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 Oswald Stoll, the Sunderland Empire theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

Sunderland Empire exclusives

Wed 24 Apr - Wed 26 Jun 2024

Dance Fit

Thu 25 Apr - Thu 23 May 2024

Thursday Movers

Fri 26 Apr - Fri 24 May 2024

Friday Movers

Fri 26 Apr - Fri 24 May 2024

Community Chorus

Sat 27 Apr - Sat 15 Jun 2024

Public Venue Tour