Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire
4–5 High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR1 3EX
  • Telephone 0844 871 3022
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Opened in 1907 as the Empire Palace, this 1,860 seater is one of the largest theatres in the North East. Famous performers include Tommy Steele and Helen Mirren who made their débuts at the theatre, and Sid James who suffered his fatal heart attack performing on the stage in 1976. The dome and tower part of the building has recently been refitted with a state-of-the-art LED and floodlight system that illuminates the main entrance in the evening.

Events at this venue

There are 40 events at this location

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An Audience With Michael Bolton

The American singer-songwriter hosts an intimate evening in which he shares the pictures and stories behind his music.

Mon 19 Nov

£26.25–£121.25 / 0844 871 3022

Benidorm

Stage version of the long-running ITV sitcom.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

£12–£54 / 0844 871 3022

Tue 15 Jan 2019

£12–£54 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 16 Jan 2019

£12–£54 / 0844 871 3022

…and 3 more dates until 19 Jan 2019

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Wed 17 Oct

£23–£27 / 0844 871 3022

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty and the Beast

Love conquers all in Birmingham Royal Ballet's rendition of the classic story.

Thu 28 Mar 2019

£13.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£13.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 30 Mar 2019

£13.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Sun 7 Apr 2019

£31.65–£35.65 / 0844 871 3022

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Tue 20 Nov

£27–£42.50 / 0844 871 3022

  • 19:30

Calendar Girls: The Musical

Created by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, this award winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

£15.90–£50.15 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 20 Mar 2019

£15.90–£50.15 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£15.90–£50.15 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£13 / 0844 871 3022

Fame the Musical

Performing arts students dance and sing their way to success in this musical based on the hit movie.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

£13–£56.90 / 0844 871 3022

Tue 9 Apr 2019

£13–£56.90 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 10 Apr 2019

£13–£56.90 / 0844 871 3022

…and 3 more dates until 13 Apr 2019

Ghost - The Musical

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phoney storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave…

Tue 12 Mar 2019

£13–£53.40 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£13–£53.40 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£13–£53.40 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 16 Mar 2019

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3022

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies) about the torturing Tudors.

Wed 21 Nov

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 22 Nov

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 23 Nov

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 24 Nov

£13–£25 / 0844 871 3022

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sun 28 Apr 2019

£27.40–£29.40 / 0844 871 3022

Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Tue 16 Oct

£21.50–£27.50 / 0844 871 3022

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 3022

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Mon 24 Jun 2019

£13–£65 / 0844 871 3022

Tue 25 Jun 2019

£13–£65 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 26 Jun 2019

£13–£65 / 0844 871 3022

…and 9 more dates until 6 Jul 2019

The League of Gentlemen: Live Again!

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Fri 24 Aug

£40.15–£44.65 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 25 Aug

£40.15–£44.65 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 26 Aug

£40.15–£44.65 / 0844 871 3022

Madagascar - Get Creative Workshop

Interactive pre-show themed activity show for children under 11.

Tue 28 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 29 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 30 Aug

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Madagascar the Musical

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in this musical based on the hit film.

Tue 28 Aug

£16.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 29 Aug

£16.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 30 Aug

£16.90–£47.40 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 1 Sep

Miss Saigon

  • Directed by: Geoffrey Garratt
  • Written by: Michael Mahler (lyrics)

Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, this tragic musical follows the relationship between an American GI and the young Vietnamese woman who is sold to him for a night.

Wed 24 Oct

£17.50–£67.50 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 25 Oct

£17.50–£67.50 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 26 Oct

£17.50–£67.50 / 0844 871 3022

…and 19 more dates until 17 Nov

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

£13.90–£31.40 / 0844 871 3022

The Mousetrap

The world’s favourite murder mystery Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 26,000 performances in London. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover…

Thu 28 Feb 2019

£13–£37.50 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 1 Mar 2019

£13–£37.50 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 2 Mar 2019

£13–£37.50 / 0844 871 3022

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Thu 18 Oct

£13–£29 / 0844 871 3022

Peter Pan

Fly off to Neverland with Peter and Wendy.

Fri 14 Dec

£10–£42 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 15 Dec

£10–£42 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 16 Dec

£10–£42 / 0844 871 3022

…and 17 more dates until 6 Jan 2019

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 3022

Rock of Ages

Here we go again! The smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! Starring Kevin Kennedy as ‘Dennis’, Zoe Birkett as ‘Justice’, Danielle Hope as…

Tue 23 Jul 2019

£13–£52 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 24 Jul 2019

£13–£52 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 25 Jul 2019

£13–£52 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul 2019

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Brighton for a run over the Christmas period. The classic musical follows Dr Frank'n'Furter and his weird and wonderful adventures. Featuring the songs 'Time Warp' and 'Sweet Transvestite'.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

£13–£58 / 0844 871 3022

Tue 29 Jan 2019

£13–£58 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£13–£58 / 0844 871 3022

…and 3 more dates until 2 Feb 2019

The Rolling Stones Story

Tribute to rock'n'roll pioneers The Stones.

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£17–£28 / 0844 871 3022

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Sun 14 Oct

£20.25–£24.25 / 0844 871 3022

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of his daughter.

Sun 14 Oct

Phone for prices / 0844 871 3022

  • 20:00

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£13.90–£32.65 / 0844 871 3022

Spirit of the Dance

The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than twenty five million people in fifteen countries around the world. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish Dance…

Thu 4 Oct

£13–£28 / 0844 871 3022

Strictly Come Dancing 10th Anniversary Live Tour

Celebrities, professional dancers and judges take the popular BBC TV show on the road.

Sat 1 Jun 2019

£39.15–£100.15 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 2 Jun 2019

£39.15–£100.15 / 0844 871 3022

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

This production sees some of the professional dancers from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing perform favourite ballroom dances.

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale February 14th, 10am / 0844 871 3022

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale February 14th, 10am / 0844 871 3022

Theatre Tour

See sets and lighting up close and personal with a tour of our beautiful Edwardian theatre. Tours can include access to private areas of the venue, including dressing rooms and even the stage! Please advise of any access requirements prior to your visit to us. Email sunderlandeducation@theambassadors.com (please note tour…

Sat 8 Sep

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour at Sunderland Empire

Sat 15 Sep

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Theatre Tour

See sets and lighting up close and personal with a tour of our beautiful Edwardian theatre. Tours can include access to private areas of the venue, including dressing rooms and even the stage! Please advise of any access requirements prior to your visit to us. Email sunderlandeducation@theambassadors.com (please note tour…

Sat 22 Sep

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 29 Sep

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 27 Oct

£7.50 / 0844 871 3022

…and 3 more dates until 17 Nov

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Wed 6 Feb 2019

£11.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£11.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£11.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 3022

…and 13 more dates until 23 Feb 2019

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Thu 6 Sep

£20–£87 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 7 Sep

£20–£87 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 8 Sep

£20–£87 / 0844 871 3022

…and 18 more dates until 29 Sep

You Win Again

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Sun 7 Oct

£13.90–£27.65 / 0844 871 3022

Thu 22 Nov

£13–£27.65 / 0844 871 3022

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