Spend a fabulous evening at this historic theatre
Want to plan a night at the theatre with your partner or a group of friends? The outstanding productions at Sunderland Empire will leave you with plenty of choices, from hilarious stand-up comedy to festive pantomimes.
Save yourself from finding a parking space and hop on the train. The city’s train station is a six-minute walk away, where you’ll wander past the hustle and bustle to get you in the mood for a thrilling performance.
Experience some remarkable theatre
As you enter, you’ll be mesmerised by the dazzling interiors rich with history, dating back to when the theatre first opened its doors in 1907.
Just imagine the productions over the years that made Sunderland Empire into a landmark – Sid James’ final performance in The Mating Season, Ivor Novello’s The Dancing Years, and Dame Helen Mirren’s stage debut.
We suggest getting comfy at the Ambassador Lounge with something fizzy, browsing the show programme with sounds of excited theatregoers in the background.
Want to make the evening extra special? You’ll have a choice of VIP packages to choose from – share a box of chocolates, some champagne and savoury snacks with the ‘Ultimate Experience’.
Now it’s time to take your seats in the auditorium. Take a moment before sitting down to gaze admiringly at the decor and its impressive size, one of the biggest theatres in the North East. It doesn’t matter if you’re seated in the Stalls or the Upper Circle on the seating plan, you’ll find an outstanding view of the stage from all angles.
Not ready to call it a night?
The electrifying energy has filled you with lots more energy to burn. Wander to Luciano’s restaurant, just two minutes away.
We recommend starting with the hearty bruschetta, followed by a traditional tagliatelle carbonara with a side of vegetables, and a bottle of gorgeous wine to wash it all down with.
Finish the evening with a stroll to The Peacock for a nightcap. Pull up a pew and share a bottle of wine as you chat about the showstopping performance you’ve seen and the productions you’d like to return to the Sunderland Empire for.
What production will you see next?
We’re certain you’ll be coming back to see more spectacular performances.
Whether you decide to bring the family for a festive pantomime, or you and a group of friends fancy a night at the theatre, it’s guaranteed this will be your new go-to for entertainment.
Sunderland Empire Theatre,
4-5High Street West,
Tyne and Wear