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 911 seat reviews and 840 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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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.
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.