Sunderland Empire Theatre is a 1,860 seat theatre located on High Street West in Sunderland, SR1 3EX. The theatre was opened in 1907 and is one of the largest theatre venues in North East England. It regularly hosts large-scale musicals, opera, dance showcases and ballet productions. The Birmingham Royal Ballet are regular visitors to the theatre.
Until 2004 it hosted the University of Sunderland graduation ceremonies. You can read more facts about the theatre in the leaflet below. A link to download a copy to keep is beneath the preview...
Sunderland Empire Theatre is located on High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3EX. Our bed and breakfast accommodation is located twenty minutes by car from the Sunderland Empire Theatre and we regularly supply accommodation to theatre cast and crew members as well as visitors to theatre performances. The Sunderland Empire Theatre can easily be reached by travelling along the scenic Coast Road A183 route or via the A1018 into Sunderland town centre. Door to door driving directions from our bed and breakfast to Sunderland Empire Theatre on High Street West can be seen below...
It is free to park at our bed and breakfast accommodation and there are numerous car parks in Sunderland city centre to choose from.
Sunderland city centre car parking options complete with Sat-Nav postcodes are...
St Mary's Car Park, St Mary's Boulevard, Sunderland, SR1 3AH.
Sunniside Multi Storey Car Park, accessed via William Street off High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1UL.
Boughton Street Car Park, entrance via Tunstall Road, Sunderland, SR1 3NH.
Charles Street Car Park, Charles Street, Sunderland, SR1 1UZ.
Civic Centre Car Park, entrance via Park Lane, Sunderland, SR2 7SN.
Gorse Road Car Park, Gorse Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DE.
High Street West Car Park, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1UN.
Livingstone Road Car Park, St Mary's Boulevard, Sunderland, SR1 3AW.
Nile Street Car Park, Nile Street, Sunderland, SR1 1EY.
Tatham Street Car Park, Tatham Street, Sunderland, SR1 2QD.
West Wear Street Car Park, West Wear Street, Sunderland, SR1 1XD.
A summary of the spaces, facilities, electric charging points and peak time car parking charges per hour can be seen below. Correct Winter 2015.
Below is a downloadable map (download link is beneath the preview) of Sunderland city centre car parks...
For visitors to Sunderland Empire Theatre we recommend using St Mary's Car Park as this is a short walk to/from the theatre.
Public transport from our bed and breakfast accommodation to Sunderland Empire Theatre and Sunderland city centre is excellent. You can catch a bus from the bottom of our street that takes you to Sunderland city centre in 20 minutes. More information about this bus route can be found here: #20 Sunderland Bus.
Alternatively you can travel on the Tyne & Wear Metro to and from the Sunderland Empire Theatre for free two hours before and after performances. We are located ten minutes walk from South Shields Metro station. Full terms and conditions of this offer can be found here (opens in a new window).
The current Sunderland Empire Theatre Spring 2016 Season Guide can be previewed here with a download link below...