Family Friendly Shows at Sunderland Empire
Sunderland Empire is known as "the West End of the North East" for good reason. This 116 year old theatre attracts some of the biggest and best touring theatre shows from London's West End and around the world. It is also our local theatre, so we like to get along to a show, as a family, at least a couple of times a year.
Craig and I both have great memories of visiting with our families or on school trips growing up.
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There are some great, family friendly shows to choose from over the next 12 months.
This post will be updated when more shows are announced.
Sunday 29 October 2023
From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Frozen, the brand new smash hit film musical of 2021 about the Family Madrigal with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing. TICKETS & MORE INFO HERE
Madagascar the Musical
22 - 25 November 2023
Join all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape their home in Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. TICKETS & MORE INFO HERE
Sister Act (12 years+)
27 November - 2 December 2023
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including Hairspray favourite Lizzie Bea and West End star Landi Oshinowo as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
TICKETS & MORE INFO HERE
Beauty & The Beast (2023 Panto)
8 - 31 December 2023
The canniest panto in all the land has been given a beastly makeover, with a sparkling cast that’ll make you say ooh la la with excitement!
26 - 27 January 2024
Join Jurassic Live for a roarsome adventure at the UK'S biggest and best award winning dinosaur show!
Shrek The Musical
6 - 10 February 2024
Get ready to leave your troubles Far Far Away and embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, love, and ogre-sized fun.
15 February - 10 March 2024
Don't miss out on Disney's enchanting Aladdin musical, an extraordinary theatrical phenomenon that has already captivated the hearts of over 14 million people globally.
4 - 7 April 2024
Birmingham Stage Company are proud to present a fabulous new production of David Walliams’ amazing adventure story, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
The Wizard of Oz
6 - 11 August 2024
Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Sunderland.
24 September - 20 October 2024
Wicked is the recipient of more than 100 major international awards and nominations including winning three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards.