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Sunderland Empire

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High Street West, Tyne and Wear, Sunderland, SR1 3EX


The Sunderland Empire is conveniently located in coastal Sunderland’s town centre, near the train station, shopping centre and University of Sunderland. Sunderland Minster is across the street, and there are several places to eat and drink in the theatre’s vicinity. Bishopwearmouth Green is a small park behind the Minster, with Riverside Park and the River Wear behind the theatre. The Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens and Gallery are about 15 minutes from the theatre, which is close to a number of accessible transport links.


Sunderland Station is approximately an 8 minute walk from the theatre. From the station, exit onto the pedestrian walkway that ends at Brougham Street and Waterloo Place, then turn right along the walkway and walk to the end of South Street.

From here, turn right and continue until Union Street, then turn onto High Street West and walk to the end. Cross the street and follow High Street West down this pedestrianized section. Turn right at the main road, and the Empire will be ahead on your right.


The nearest bus stop is on St Michael’s Way, a few minutes from the theatre. Bus routes that serve this stop are: 8, 10, 11, 20 and TB1.


The Bridge’s car park and St Mary’s car park are both a few minutes from the theatre. Prices vary and there are no discount schemes available.
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