Sunderland Empire Upper Circle

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Upper Circle guide

The Upper Circle is divided into 3 blocks of seating intersected by two diagonal aisles, with one large central block flanked by two smaller ones on the left and right. There are safety rails positioned at the front of this section that may obstruct the view of the stage.

With a seating capacity of just over 400, rows become wider toward the front, with the longest row reaching up to 45 seats. Legroom is more limited in this section.

Sight-lines are good in the centre of the rows, but the stage can feel quite distant. There are two steps between each row in this section.


The Dress Circle Bar is accessible via 15+ steps down from the Upper Circle.


Women’s and Men’s toilets are available on this level.