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Lovely theatre with great productions

I've been here 3 times in the last year to see Jersey boys, Miss Saigon and most recently the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
72Mary
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
A lovely theatre

We came to see "War Horse" and were mightily impressed with the auditorium (and the show!). The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alan_uk1953
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely superb show, couldn’t have asked for better seats. The whole performance was outstanding from start to finish. Bravo to the whole cast front & backstage crew for a memorable valentines evening.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 572andreas
Reviewed yesterday

I saw War Horse in London some time ago but seeing it at Sunderland Empire was awesome! This is a really lovely theatre and deserves lts of support.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steph2329
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I went to see Warhorse and all I can say is AMAZING. We really enjoyed it. The acting was second to none and we really believe they were horses and didn't see the puppeteers at all. Well done and thank you for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DurhamLily
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been here 3 times in the last year to see Jersey boys, Miss Saigon and most recently the amazing Warhorse, lovely theatre offering many WestEnd productions, yet to disappoint nad Warhorse had me captivated from beginning to end. Thank you Sunderland Empire

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 72Mary
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came to see "War Horse" and were mightily impressed with the auditorium (and the show!). The upper bar is a classic theatre bar, the lower one is more modern

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous theatre but beware of the restricted seats in the stalls (C6 was where I sat) Restricted is an understatement ... you literally can't see anything on stage until the actors walk front

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claire O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed taking our granddaughter for afternoon tea.The food was really fresh & hot our granddaughter really enjoyed herself.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caroleles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly helpful staff, we came to see pantomime and wasn't disappointed. Drinks are a little expensive along with the sweets. But you would expect that. You can take your own sweets, crisps and soft drinks in, bags are searched. Toilets are clean and there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This theatre is lovely, with comfortable seats and friendly staff. However what marked it down for me was the way the audience was not managed at all well. We went to see Jason Manford, with a support act too, and the show was absolutely brilliant....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 11Jilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this show the other night. The Empire has been give a face lift since i was last there. Very nice . Snacks at the bar bit on the costly side .but that is the same at all venues .Dont expect to get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stay240940
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OnAir72229
23 December 2018|
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Response from RiverWear | Reviewed this property |
Call in at the box office and they should be able to give you replacement tickets to get you into the theatre itself.
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fabsies
11 November 2018|
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Response from darlomummy2010 |
We went to see Matilda in the gods, the kids couldn't see anything at all, not even a restricted view. Save your money and book better seats for something!!
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Nichola H
9 November 2018|
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Just outside the theatre but make sure you display your blue badge correctly
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