Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters, and reveals the magic that shaped the destinies of two unlikely friends on their remarkable journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
With music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and a book by Tony Award-nominee Winnie Holzman, Wicked is currently the 12th longest-running show in West End history, having been seen at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London by over eleven million people.
Two-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello directs this “devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz” (The Daily Telegraph), with musical staging by Tony-winner Wayne Cilento.
After the continuing success of the Broadway run, two US tours, two UK tours, and countless international productions, Wicked recently celebrated sixteen triumphant years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. This essential West End musical is embarking on an ambitious tour visiting nine UK cities. You can view the full list of ATG theatres including on sale dates for Wicked tour below.
Book Wicked Tickets for Wicked Tour Dates
Liverpool Empire: 20 Jun – 14 Jul 2024, Wicked tickets on sale Fri 21st Apr 2023
Sunderland Empire: 24 Sep – 20 Oct 2024, Wicked tickets on sale Fri 28th Apr 2023
Manchester Palace: 3 Dec 2024 – 12 Jan 2025, on sale Fri 19th May 2023
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in the production.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement.
Wicked at Sunderland Empire
Wicked is at Sunderland Empire from Tuesday 24th September, 2024 to Sunday 20th October, 2024.
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The nearest car park to the Sunderland Empire is The Bridges multi-storey. Their rooftop car park has limited opening hours so check before parking. St Mary’s car park is also nearby. Parking and traffic is very busy on match days so please allow extra time.
Nearest train station to the Empire is Sunderland (within 10 minutes’ walk of the theatre). Travel by Tyne and Wear Metro for free up to 2 hours before and after the performance! Only valid when presenting a valid show ticket.
Bus routes that pass the theatre include 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 453.
The Sunderland Empire is a historical theatre located in Sunderland, North East England. It was designed by Frank Matcham, a renowned British architect, and opened its doors to the public in 1907. The theatre has a rich history, having hosted many famous performers and productions over the years, including Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, and Laurel and Hardy.
During its early years, the venue was one of the largest theatres in the country, and its grand auditorium with its ornate décor and intricate plasterwork remains one of its main attractions. Over the years, the theatre has undergone several renovations and restorations, but it has retained its original charm and character.
Today, the Sunderland Empire continues to be a popular venue for live performances, including West End productions, comedy acts, musicals, and concerts. Its seating capacity of over 1,800 makes it one of the largest theatres in the North East of England, and its rich history and beautiful architecture continue to attract visitors from all over the world.