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.

Sunderland Empire exclusives

Sat 17 Dec - Sat 24 Dec 2022

Fairy Tale Tour

Tue 20 Dec - Thu 22 Dec 2022

Panto Story Time

Sat 21 Jan - Sat 18 Feb 2023

Venue Tour