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Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire Information

Sunderland Empire
  • The nearest car park is The Bridges multi-story car park which is a short walk from the theatre and charge just 50p per hour after 6pm. For ease enter the postcode SR1 3PZ into your Sat Nav.
  • Level access, lift, and wheelchair spaces are available on every performance. Please call 0191 566 1045 for full details. Stalls: rows D 38, F 38, H 38, J 38, L 38, M 38.
  • The Sunderland Empire has five bars where interval drinks can be pre-ordered, which is a fantastic way to avoid queuing at the bar during the interval. Tea and coffee facilities are also available. The Foyer bar has level access from High Street West which leads to the Stalls bar and the entrance to the Stalls auditorium. The Dress Circle bar is the main bar with access to all areas of the auditorium. The theatre has one main kiosk situated in the Dress Circle, however bar snacks are available at all sales points.
  • A lift is available to access both the Stalls and Dress Circle seating areas.
  • The Sunderland Empire has beautifully decorated and well-equipped function rooms to suit every requirement. Supported by a team of dedicated hospitality staff, the Sunderland Empire can now not only deliver the very best in live entertainment, but can also cater for your hospitality needs for groups of 10 or more. So, whether you’re entertaining clients or just enjoying a theatre visit with your friends or family, the Sunderland Empire is committed to enhancing your theatrical experience with a whole host of hospitality packages. For more information on how we can create that extra special experience, please contact Sharon Muldoon-Dawson on 0191 566 1055 or email [email protected]
  • There is no cloakroom available at this venue.
Sunderland Empire

High Street West
Tyne and Wear


Getting Here

Tyne and Wear Metro:

If you’re seeing a show you can travel on Metro and the Shields Ferry for free for up to two hours before and after the performance! We’re just a short walk from Park Lane Metro station or Sunderland Metro station. CLICK HERE to find out more. Terms & Conditions apply.

CLICK HERE for timetable information.

By Road:

Please be aware of busy match days - full listings can be found at  SAFC

Please use Google Maps to find directions. Our full address is: 

Sunderland Empire, 
High Street West, 
Sunderland, SR1 3EX

If travelling by bus, we recommend Simply Go where you’ll be able to plan your journey.


Sunderland has fantastic parking. Here are a couple of options for you when visiting us, both a short walk to the theatre:

The Bridges Multi-storey Car Park

St. Mary’s  Car Park

By train:

National Rail services stop at Sunderland (SUN). We recommed The Train line to help you plan your journey. 

Contact Information

Telephone Booking : 0844 871 3022

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 0330 102 7531

Calls charged at local rate

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* : 0191 566 1057


ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Sunderland Empire are delighted to announce that its nominated charity partner for 2018 is Age UK Sunderland.

Age UK Sunderland is dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of our local older people by improving their quality of life and helping them to maintain their independence. This year, we are delighted to support this fantastic charity and we invite all of our patrons to join us by donating at bucket collections when you visit the theatre or by attending our charity events. The money raised will directly help to provide vital services such as helping to reduce loneliness and isolation. To find out more or to discover ways that you could help by volunteering, visit ageuksunderland.org.uk

Booking Information

Book online: www.atgtickets.com/sunderland

Telephone Booking: 0844 871 3022 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)

Groups Bookings (10+): 0330 102 7531  (Calls charged at local rate)

Click here to view current groups discounts.

Access Bookings: 0800 9412 6971 (Bookings made via this line will be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge. Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.)

For deaf and hard of hearing customers, please use our Type Talk service on 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone user) or 10882 0844 871 7677 (hearing person).

In person at the Box Office: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 4pm, or 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 7.45pm). Sunday and Bank Holidays the Box Office is open 1 hour prior to performance time.
Theatre Tours
See sets and lighting up close and personal with a tour of our beautiful Edwardian theatre. Offering a unique opportunity to find out more about the Sunderland Empire, tours may include access to dressing rooms and the stage.* Tours conclude with tea and coffee.
Pre-Show Tours
Tours are regularly scheduled prior to performances, so you can experience behind the scenes action before curtain up!*
Call for details of our up-coming pre-show tours.
Private Tours
Private group tours can be arranged. Minimum and maximum group sizes apply – call for details.
How to Book/More Info
Call 0844 871 3022* or book in person at the Box Office.
Tour prices exclude show tickets. Tours are subject to availability and routes may change. Tours may involve a number of stairs, please advise us of any access requirements at booking.
*Backstage access is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.