Sunderland Empire - Sunderland
Sunderland Empire’s status as a superpower in theatre ensures that the venue remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue. Following the installation of a larger, flat stage, an increase in the height of the fly tower and enhancement to technology and backstage facilities, the venue is now the only one between Edinburgh and Manchester capable of staging large-scale West End productions.
The Royalty Theatre - Sunderland
The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland is the only venue in the city to provide regular dramatic productions. They stage seven plays each season from September to June including a traditional pantomime each Christmas. Their funding comes from sponsorship's, subscriptions and proceeds from outside hires.