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Sunderland Empire
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Sunderland Empire Capacity

The Sunderland Empire has a capacity of 1869 seats. Section capacities are 829 Stalls, 426 Dress Circle, 396 Upper Circle and 218 Gallery. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1035 seat reviews and 959 photos of views from seat.

Boasting a large, traditionally decorated auditorium with a modern seating rake, views in the Stalls and Dress Circle are good throughout, whilst views from the Upper Circle and Gallery suffer slightly from the steep angle of the seating and distance from the stage.

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Sunderland Empire Seating Plan

Good value seats

Good views can be found throughout the Stalls and first two tiers of the Sunderland Empire, with bargains available at the ends of rows and the rear of most seating areas. Sitting in the rear of the Dress Circle and front of the Upper Circle offers great views for a discounted price.

Premium seats

Seats in the mid-front sections of the Stalls and Dress Circle offer the best overall views in the theatre. Seats in the Stalls offer good legroom, therefore sitting centrally in this section offers a perfect balance of view and comfort. For large-scale productions, the front of the Dress Circle offers a fantastic panoramic view that is unobstructed by the low safety rails.

Recent Audience Photos

Dress Circle D2

ellastimson23x 5' 1", 19 reviews

could see pretty much everything from this view minus any action that happened at the far right of the stage due to sight lines and the lighting rig ( which in the Lion King only affected the opening, where rafiki starts the circle of life which... More

Saw The Lion King The Lion King on 05 April 2023

Stalls V6

allenmaher 5' 8", 471 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Close to back of stalls and near end of row next to fire exit. Good legroom. Could see most of stage if a bit distant but some of the elevated scenes were obstructed by the overhang of the dress circle More

Saw The Lion King The Lion King on 16 March 2023

Dress Circle C39

rachelglen 15 reviews

The seats are comfortable and the view is pretty good. The back left of the stage is slightly obscured, but it really doesn't take away from the show. These are good value seats. You are sat close enough to see facial expressions. More

Saw The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane on 01 March 2023

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