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Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire Access

Booking Information

  • Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

All bookings made may be subject to booking fees and a transaction charge.

A Sunderland Empire Visual Guide is available prior to your visit to us by emailing SunderlandEducation@theambassadors.com

A symbol resource on going to the pantomime is available to download here.

If you would like to be kept updated about future Assisted Performances by email, please contact sunderlandboxoffice@theambassadors.com.

Venue Access Information

  • There are eight spaces in the stalls where wheelchair users can remain in their wheelchairs. Access is on the flat via a lift. Alternatively patrons may wish to transfer to a fixed seat, with vacated wheelchairs stored in the nearest bar area. Please note that patrons must be able to vacate the building quickly in case of evacuation. If you are unsure of the best option for you, please discuss this with our box office staff when booking.

    Please note that the Upper Circle and Gallery are not accessible by lift and are therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

    Access performances

    British Sign Language (BSL) Performances

    Matilda: Thu 17 May, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Wicked: Thu 27 Sep, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Miss Saigon: Mon 5 Nov, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Peter Pan: Friday 4 Jan, 2019 – 7pm

    Signer position is subject to change without notice.


    Captioned Performances

    Matilda: Thu 24 May, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Wicked: Thu 20 Sept, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Miss Saigon: Tue 6 Nov, 2018 - 7.30pm


    Audio Described Performances

    Matilda: Tue 22 May, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Wicked: Thu 13 Sept, 2018 - 7.30pm

    Miss Saigon: Thu 1 Nov, 2018 - 7.30pm


    Relaxed Performances

    Awful Auntie: Sat 30 Jun, 2018 - 10.30am

    Peter Pan: Thu 27 Dec, 2018 – 5pm

    For further information about the Relaxed Performance click here.

    Supported Experiences

    During a supported experience usual arrangements are in place within the auditorium, including latecomer’s rules, and there are no technical adjustments to the performance.

    Families should expect pyros, possible strobes and loud sound effects. Those who are sensory sensitive are advised to bring any equipment needed for support e.g. ear defenders.

    This is not a Relaxed Performance.

    What we can offer is:
    • Quiet spaces.
    • TV relay of the performance in Dress Circle bar.
    • Preparation pack available – Visual Story and Widget symbol resource, explanation of the story and characters.
    • Familiarisation visits can be arranged.
    • Supportive staff attending will be present.
    • Early entry into Auditorium may be able to be arranged but not guaranteed.
    • Families are urged to get in touch with us to explain what specific support they need to help support their visit.
  • Open captioned and audio described performances are sometimes scheduled. To be kept up to date, please email sunderlandboxoffice@theambassadors.com. For all performances, there is a Sennheiser infrared system available in all areas of the auditorium. This can be used with or without a hearing aid. When you arrive at the theatre, please speak to a member of our Front of House team who will give you the equipment and show you how to use it. Please note there is a fully refundable £10 deposit for the loan of the equipment.

  • Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre

  • Accessible toilets are located at the Stalls and Dress Circle levels and in the stalls bar as you enter the theatre.

Mon 18 - Sat 23
Jun 2018   Jun 2018
This Is Elvis
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 21
Jun 2018
Fusion Project
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 28 - Sun 01
Jun 2018   Jul 2018
Awful Auntie
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 28 - Sun 01
Jun 2018   Jul 2018
Awful Auntie - Get Creative Workshop
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 04
Jul 2018
King of Pop - The Legend Continues
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 07
Jul 2018
Baby Take A Bow
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 07
Jul 2018
Take Centre Stage
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 08
Jul 2018
Rewriting the Stars
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 12
Jul 2018
Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 14
Jul 2018
The Carpenters Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 15
Jul 2018
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 18
Jul 2018
The ELO Experience
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 19
Jul 2018
ABBA Mania
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Fri 20
Jul 2018
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 21
Jul 2018
Jason Manford - Muddle Class
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 22
Jul 2018
Lights, Camera, Action
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 23
Jul 2018
Zazz 2018
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 26
Jul 2018
The Dreamboys
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Fri 27
Jul 2018
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 28
Jul 2018
The Magic of Motown
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 01
Aug 2018
Robert Temple - Comedy Hypnotist
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 02
Aug 2018
Crooners
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Fri 03
Aug 2018
Barry Steele & Friends - The 30 Special The Roy Orbison Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 04
Aug 2018
Icon
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Fri 24 - Sun 26
Aug 2018   Aug 2018
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 28 - Sat 01
Aug 2018   Sep 2018
Madagascar - Get Creative Workshop
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 28 - Sat 01
Aug 2018   Sep 2018
Madagascar The Musical
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 06 - Sat 29
Sep 2018   Sep 2018
Wicked (UK Tour)
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 08
Sep 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 15
Sep 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 22
Sep 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 29
Sep 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 07
Oct 2018
You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 14
Oct 2018
Roy Chubby Brown
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 17
Oct 2018
Beyond the Barricade
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 18
Oct 2018
One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 20
Oct 2018
Watch Out! The Spooks are Out
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 24 - Sat 17
Oct 2018   Nov 2018
Miss Saigon
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 27
Oct 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 03
Nov 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 10
Nov 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 17
Nov 2018
Theatre Tour
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 19
Nov 2018
An Audience With Michael Bolton - My Life Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 20
Nov 2018
Brendan Cole
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 21 - Sat 24
Nov 2018   Nov 2018
Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors - Get Creative Workshop
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 21 - Sat 24
Nov 2018   Nov 2018
Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 22 - Sat 24
Nov 2018   Nov 2018
Horrible Histories - Awful Egyptians
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 24
Nov 2018
Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians - Get Creative Workshop
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Fri 14 - Sun 06
Dec 2018   Jan 2019
Peter Pan
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 14 - Sat 19
Jan 2019   Jan 2019
Benidorm
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 24
Jan 2019
The Sensational 60s Experience
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 26
Jan 2019
The Rolling Stones Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 28 - Sat 02
Jan 2019   Feb 2019
The Rocky Horror Show
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Wed 06 - Sat 23
Feb 2019   Feb 2019
War Horse
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 25
Feb 2019
Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Thu 28 - Sat 02
Feb 2019   Mar 2019
The Mousetrap
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 19 - Sat 23
Mar 2019   Mar 2019
Calendar Girls - The Musical
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sun 07
Apr 2019
The Bootleg Beatles: Live in Concert
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 08 - Sat 13
Apr 2019   Apr 2019
Fame the Musical
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 20 - Sat 25
May 2019   May 2019
Club Tropicana
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Sat 01 - Sun 02
Jun 2019   Jun 2019
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Mon 24 - Sat 06
Jun 2019   Jul 2019
Kinky Boots
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 23 - Sat 27
Jul 2019   Jul 2019
Rock of Ages
Sunderland Empire, Sunderland