Sunderland Empire About

In January 2010, the Ambassador Theatre Group LTD (ATG) bought the management contract of Live Nation’s theatrical venues. ATG is one of the world’s leading live entertainment companies, with 39 venues in the UK and offices in Australia and the USA. Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire and with Greg Dyke (former Director General of the BBC) as executive chairman, ATG’s ownership cements Sunderland Empire’s status as a superpower in theatre and ensures that the venue remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

Bistro at Sunderland Empire

Serving tasty light bites and delicious three-course meals, the Garden Place Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy relaxed pre-theatre dining, safe in the knowledge you won’t miss a moment of the show.

Are you, a friend or loved one a dedicated theatregoer? You can help us to continue our work with children and communities by dedicating a seat that will go towards funding our award-winning Creative Learning team. Prices: £120 (1 year), £150 (2 years) or £300 (5 years).

Sunderland Empire Auditorium


High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Contact Numbers
Telephone Booking* 0844 871 3022
Group Bookings** 0330 102 7531
Access Bookings 0800 912 6971
Stage Door/Admin 0191 566 1057
*Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.**Calls charged at local rate.
Opening Hours
Mon to Sat 12:00 – 16:00
The Box Office closes 15 minutes after curtain up on performance days (normally 19:45).
Sunday and Bank Holidays the Box Office is open one hour prior to performance time.

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