Sunderland Empire Stalls

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Stalls guide

The Stalls are the largest section in the theatre, split into two large seating blocks separated by a broad vertical aisle that runs the length of the theatre. The Stalls has a seating capacity of just under 800, with the longest rows located in the centre, reaching up to 37 seats per row.

The Dress Circle overhang begins at around Row H, but does not drastically affect the view of the stage, even toward the rear of the section. Directly in front of the first row of this section is a small barrier separating audience members from the orchestra pit, which can restrict legroom.

The Stalls also includes 6 wheelchair spaces located to left-hand side of the auditorium when facing the stage, in seat 38 of Row D, F, H, J, L and M.


The Foyer Bar and Stalls Bar are both available at Stalls level, with level access from the main foyer. An at-seat service is available for those who are unable to access the bars or who wish to remain seated during the interval.


Women’s and Men’s toilets can be found on this level. Fully adapted accessible toilets for both men and women are available step-free from the Stalls and the foyer.