Curtain set to rise as Sunderland Empire
announces reopening date
Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/SunderlandEMIREticketLink #Ad
Sunderland Empire has today announced they will raise their curtain and turn off the symbolic Ghost Light on Thursday 2 September 2021 following over 16 months of closure.
What’s Love Got To Do With It? A tribute to Tina Turner will be the first show to welcome audiences back on Thursday 2 September 2021. It is quite fitting that as the iconic theatre prepares to make a triumphant return, music that was on the programme from day one when the theatre officially opened on 1 July 1907 by music hall star Vesta Tilley will take centre stage as the first show back. The tribute concert will be followed that week by comedian Paul Smith (Friday 3 September), The Greatest Hits of Motown- How Sweet It Is (Saturday 4 September) and Derren Brown: Showman (7-11 September).
Marie Nixon, Theatre Director, Sunderland Empire said: “We are delighted to announce our reopening date and we can’t wait to welcome our audiences back to enjoy the thrill of live theatre once more. Thanks to funding received from the Cultural Recovery Fund the team have been working hard behind the scenes to get our reopening campaign underway.
The Rocky Horror Show
|9 to 5 The Musical
|School of Rock
Marie Nixon, Theatre Director, Sunderland Empire added: “Our What’s On Guide will be hitting later this month and as you can see we have a packed season in the pipeline with a mixture of comedy, spectacular musicals, a host of music tributes and family favourites, so there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
We really can’t wait to have this programme of amazing shows back on our stage and to welcome audiences back, and as an accredited See It Safely venue please be assured we’ll be following all the latest government advice when you visit us. This really is a joyous and long-awaited moment for the whole team here.”
To book tickets for the new season call 0844 871 7615 (Applicable fees apply. Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s standard network access charge) or visit https://tinyurl.com/SunderlandEMIREticketLink