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Sunderland Empire capacity

Sunderland Empire Seating Plan

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 609 seat reviews and 551 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.

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 views

Upper Circle I35

smshaun1 198, 4 reviews
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Sunderland Empire Upper Circle I35 view from seat photo

Ok, so I’m 6’6 and had the ladies in front sat back I’d have hit their heads with my knees. How can I complain about the cheapest price tickets, though I will mention the stewards, with it being the back row you can and will hear their conversations... More

Saw Dreamgirls Dreamgirls on 04 March 2022

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Upper Circle H27
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 351 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Sunderland Empire Upper Circle H27 view from seat photo

Slightly off centre towards rear of upper circle. Legroom is pretty awful - my feet and knees were up against the seat in front - this made it very uncomfortable. The view was very good. Unobstructed but distant More

Saw Dreamgirls Dreamgirls on 01 March 2022

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Upper Circle C7
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 351 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Sunderland Empire Upper Circle C7 view from seat photo

End seat of row. Space for bag or coat next to seat as no seat there. Legroom is not great - my feet and knees were up against the seat in front. The view was good - safety rail is in eye shot but doesn’t obscure view More

Saw Dreamgirls Dreamgirls on 23 February 2022

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