Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre
High Street West
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR1 3EX
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The refurbished theatre has be established as a major touring destination for West End shows.

Current Productions

Madama Butterfly

Performances begin: 20 April 2024

I Should Be So Lucky

Performances begin: 22 April 2024

John BishopBack At It

Performances begin: 19 May 2024

2:22 – A Ghost Story

Performances begin: 21 May 2024

Pretty Woman

Performances begin: 28 May 2024

Macbeth

Performances begin: 07 June 2024

Jesus Christ Superstar

Performances begin: 11 June 2024

Whitney – Queen of the Night

Performances begin: 17 June 2024

Sunderland Schools Dance Festival

Performances begin: 20 June 2024

Rhod Gilbert

Performances begin: 21 June 2024

City of Stars

Performances begin: 30 June 2024

SIX

Performances begin: 02 July 2024

The ELO Experience

Performances begin: 04 August 2024

The Wizard of Oz

Performances begin: 06 August 2024

The Drifters

Performances begin: 20 August 2024

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Performances begin: 21 August 2024

Ghost the Musical

Performances begin: 27 August 2024

& Juliet

Performances begin: 09 September 2024

Wicked

Performances begin: 24 September 2024

Scary Skele-bration

Performances begin: 23 October 2024

The Ultimate Boyband Party Show

Performances begin: 27 October 2024

War Horse

Performances begin: 05 November 2024

Most Haunted Live

Performances begin: 17 November 2024

Dear Evan Hansen

Performances begin: 19 November 2024

Only Fools and Horses

Performances begin: 25 November 2024

Jack and the Beanstalk

Performances begin: 13 December 2024

Cinderella

Performances begin: 11 March 2025

An Inspector Calls

Performances begin: 08 April 2025

Hairspray

Performances begin: 14 April 2025

Hairspray

Performances begin: 14 April 2025

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Performances begin: 22 April 2025

Hamilton

Performances begin: 17 June 2025

Chicago

Performances begin: 04 August 2025

Past Productions

Benidorm Live

Closed: 19 January 2019

The Worx

Closed: 23 January 2019

The Rocky Horror Show

Closed: 02 February 2019

War Horse

Closed: 23 February 2019

War Horse

Closed: 23 February 2019

The Mousetrap

Closed: 02 March 2019

Ghost the Musical

Closed: 16 March 2019

Hair

Closed: 11 May 2019

Hormonal Housewives

Closed: 17 May 2019

Club Tropicana

Closed: 25 May 2019

The King and I

Closed: 15 June 2019

Kinky Boots

Closed: 06 July 2019

Avenue Q

Closed: 13 July 2019

Abba Mania

Closed: 19 July 2019

Rock of Ages

Closed: 27 July 2019

Grease

Closed: 03 August 2019

The Book of Mormon

Closed: 14 September 2019

On Your Feet!

Closed: 05 October 2019

Annie

Closed: 12 October 2019

Motown The Musical

Closed: 26 October 2019

Sweet Caroline

Closed: 01 November 2019

Re-Take That

Closed: 02 November 2019

9 to 5 The Musical

Closed: 09 November 2019

The Bodyguard

Closed: 23 November 2019

Blood Brothers

Closed: 07 December 2019

Cinderella

Closed: 05 January 2020

Curtains

Closed: 25 January 2020

Cabaret

Closed: 01 February 2020

Thriller Live!

Closed: 08 February 2020

The Sound of Music

Closed: 15 February 2020

Menopause the Musical 2

Closed: 25 February 2020

La boheme

Closed: 28 February 2020

AJ Live 2020

Closed: 08 March 2020

Swan Lake

Closed: 14 March 2020

An Inspector Calls

Closed: 25 April 2020

Bring it On

Closed: 13 June 2020

Bugsy Malone

Closed: 29 August 2020

Sunny Afternoon

Closed: 26 September 2020

Illegal Eagles

Closed: 14 October 2020

The Phantom of the Opera

Closed: 05 December 2020

Snow White

Closed: 03 January 2021

Dreamgirls

Closed: 23 January 2021

Chicago

Closed: 27 March 2021

Gangsta Granny

Closed: 03 April 2021

Rock of Ages

Closed: 28 August 2021

Dirty Dancing

Closed: 18 September 2021

The Rocky Horror Show

Closed: 25 September 2021

Dance Attack

Closed: 13 October 2021

Waitress

Closed: 30 October 2021

The ELO Experience

Closed: 02 November 2021

Riverdance

Closed: 06 November 2021

Sunderland Legends

Closed: 07 November 2021

9 to 5: the Musical

Closed: 13 November 2021

Gangsta Granny

Closed: 20 November 2021

Ghost the Musical

Closed: 27 November 2021

The Rocket Man

Closed: 28 November 2021

Snow White

Closed: 02 January 2022

Chicago

Closed: 08 January 2022

Hairspray

Closed: 15 January 2022

Dreamgirls

Closed: 05 March 2022

Don Quixote

Closed: 12 March 2022

Jersey Boys

Closed: 02 April 2022

Carmen

Closed: 06 April 2022

The Cher Show

Closed: 30 April 2022

Wuthering Heights

Closed: 14 May 2022

Chicago

Closed: 04 June 2022

Venue Tour

Closed: 12 November 2022

Re-Take That

Closed: 17 June 2022

Bring it On

Closed: 25 June 2022

Mamma Mia!

Closed: 16 July 2022

Rock of Ages

Closed: 10 September 2022

Blood Brothers

Closed: 24 September 2022

The Book of Mormon

Closed: 22 October 2022

Les Miserables

Closed: 19 November 2022

White Christmas

Closed: 03 December 2022

Aladdin

Closed: 02 January 2023

Venue Tour

Closed: 18 February 2023

My Fair Lady

Closed: 04 February 2023

My Fair Lady

Closed: 11 February 2023

The Bodyguard

Closed: 18 February 2023

A Night with the Stars

Closed: 22 February 2023

The ELO Experience

Closed: 23 February 2023

La boheme

Closed: 24 February 2023

Swan Lake

Closed: 11 March 2023

The Lion King

Closed: 06 May 2023

Venue Tour

Closed: 03 June 2023

Stars on Stage

Closed: 08 July 2023

Demon Dentist

Closed: 15 July 2023

Paul SmithJoker

Closed: 22 July 2023

Venue Tour

Closed: 11 November 2023

One Night of Queen

Closed: 16 September 2023

Fastlove

Closed: 17 September 2023

Annie

Closed: 07 October 2023

Lost in Music

Closed: 12 October 2023

The Bootleg Beatles

Closed: 15 October 2023

The Boo Crew

Closed: 24 October 2023

Jon RichardsonThe Knitwit

Closed: 28 October 2023

Sing-a-long-a Encanto

Closed: 29 October 2023

Venue Tour

Closed: 25 November 2023

Greatest Days

Closed: 18 November 2023

Sister Act

Closed: 02 December 2023

Beauty and the Beast

Closed: 31 December 2023

The Night Sky Show

Closed: 06 January 2024

The Rocky Horror Show

Closed: 13 January 2024

Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight

Closed: 24 January 2024

Jurassic Live

Closed: 26 January 2024

One Night of ElvisVegas

Closed: 28 January 2024

The Mousetrap

Closed: 03 February 2024

Venue Tour

Closed: 10 February 2024

Shrek – The Musical

Closed: 10 February 2024

Disney’s Aladdin

Closed: 17 February 2024

Disney’s Aladdin

Closed: 10 March 2024

Bonnie and Clyde

Closed: 23 March 2024

Venue Tour

Closed: 23 March 2024

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda

Closed: 24 March 2024

The Drifters Girl

Closed: 30 March 2024

Venue Tour

Closed: 06 April 2024

Awful Auntie

Closed: 03 April 2024

Carmen

Closed: 19 April 2024