Sunderland Empire is set to impress

Sunderland Empire is set to impress as ‘Must-Sees’ unveiled in
NEW What’s On Guide!


Sunderland Empire has raised the curtain on it’s all new What’s On Guide for Winter 2019 – Spring 2020.


With the festive season upon us, there’s still time to snap up tickets to see the North East’s canniest festive family panto Cinderella (Fri 13 Dec – Sun 5 Dec).  With a bonny cast lead by I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Herewinner and Goggleboxstar Scarlett Moffattas the Fairy Godmother, alongside the North East Queen of Mean Miss Rory as feisty Rorina Hardup and Duncan Burt as her equally ugly sister Ruby. Plus Nick Jnr’s Gemma Naylor, ITV’s Superstars (and Sunderland’s very own) Jon Moses and South Shields funny-man Tom Whalley – it’s the magical panto full of Northern charm!


We celebrate the New Year in style with the hilarious musical Curtains– that’s sure to beat those January blues when Jason Manford(comedy and theatre legend), Ore Oduba(Strictly Come Dancing winner) and Carley Stenson(Hollyoaksand West End performer) star in it’s a whodunit like no other with catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!


West End hit Cabaret(Tue 28 Jan – Sat 1 Feb) starring Eastenders’ John PartridgeandAnita Harris makes a welcome return, alongside family favourites The Sound of Music (Tue 11 – Sat 15 Feb) and the magical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Britain’s Got TalentfinalistMark McMullan as Joseph (Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb).


The music of Michael Jackson lives on in Thriller Live (Thu 6 – Sat 8 Feb), alongsideOlivier award-winningBeautiful – The Carole King Musicalstarring Daisy Wood-Davis (Channel 4’s Hollyoaks) as Carole King(Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar) and rock ‘n’ roll phenomenon Million Dollar Quartet (Wed 25 – Sat 28 Mar) – there’s something for all music fans!


It’s going dance crazy this spring, when Strictly Come Dancingfavourite AJ Pritchardbrings his brand new show AJ LIVE(Sun 11 Mar), with special guest star and brother Curtis Pritchard (Love Island, The Greatest Dancer), followed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’ssumptuous Swan Lake (Thu 12 – Sat 14 Mar)


StrictlysiblingsKevin andJoanne Clifton follow as theytour together for the first time in Burn the Floor (Wed 29 Apr) – the world’s leading ballroom show.


Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history,we welcomeAn Inspector Calls (Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr),with its epic and wildly imaginative staging it will no doubt be a highlight for 2020.


The anniversary tour of Riverdance(Fri 1 – Sun 3 May) is set to thrill audiences as always, with its powerful reinvention of the beloved family favourite. Footlooseis back in spring, better than ever – starring the incredible Gareth Gates(Mon 25 – Sat 30 May)


Award-winning Heathers the Musical(Tue 21 – Sat 25 Jul) based on the cult 1988 movie is set to shine in summer, plus the incredible master of psychological illusion Derren Brown makes a welcome return (Tue 4 – Sat 6 Aug).


Tickets are selling fast for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera– making its North East debut here in Sunderland (Wed 4 Nov – Sat 5 Dec), plus we’re delighted to announce that our pantomime for 2020, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(Sat 12 Dec ‘20 – Sun 3 Jan ’21), is on sale now!

With a jam-packed season to look forward to, there’s plenty to enjoy at the Sunderland Empire!


Tickets available from the Box Office, online at via the Ticketing Centre on 0844 871 3022*

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