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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza and Christopher Hampton

God of Carnage

23-28 March 2020, 7.30pm – Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50.  Written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a […]

Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott

Wait Until Dark

18-23 May 2020, 7.30pm – Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Written by Frederick Knott. Suzy Hendrix becomes the target of drug smugglers after her husband unwittingly transports heroin hidden in a doll and brings it home. The smugglers con their way into Suzy’s home, desperate to find the drugs, and are prepared to threaten, coerce or […]

Dirty Dusting by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood

Dirty Dusting

22-27 June 2020, 7.30pm – Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone […]

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Royalty Theatre - Entertaining Sunderland

Welcome to The Royalty Theatre, one of the region's oldest amateur theatre groups, where we have been entertaining Sunderland for the over 90 years.

We pride ourselves on producing high-quality, professional standard theatre. Our regular season of 6 plays plus a family pantomime, offers something for everyone to enjoy for less than the price of a cinema ticket.

We are always looking to welcome new people to join our teams of actors, directors, technicians and front of house staff, please come along on a Friday evening if you are interested in being involved.

Season membership is now available, please download and print an application form and return to the theatre along with your membership fee, prices from £20.

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Next Audition – Wait Until Dark

All auditions are open to all over 16 (unless stated), regardless of experience.  No preparation is required, but please turn up about 15 minutes early so that we can take some details. Friday 13th March 2020, 7.30pm: Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott. We require both males and females for this intriguing thriller. To be […]

God of Carnage Audition Details

All auditions are open to all over 16 (unless stated), regardless of experience.  No preparation is required, but please turn up about 15 minutes early so that we can take some details. Friday 17th January 2019, 7.30pm: God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. This dark comedy requires two men and two women, playing ages of […]

Saturday Matinée Parking Restrictions

Very recently, Sunderland City Council extended their Community Parking Management Scheme (CPMS) into the area surrounding the Royalty Theatre. This affects those coming to our Saturday afternoon pantomime shows as many streets will require permits for parking at various times, including Saturdays between 3pm and 4pm. Further information on this scheme is available from the […]

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Please note that tickets purchased online will attract a booking fee of 10% per ticket.  This rate will decrease the more tickets are bought in a single transaction.

A postage fee of £1.50 will be charged to post tickets to you, but you can request to receive the ticket via text for 50p, or to print your own ticket free of charge.

These charges are levied by Ticketsource and may vary.

What Else Goes On?

Social

Friday is Social Night at the theatre, where members, their guests and any prospective members can meet in our fully-stocked bar for a drink and a chat in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Back Stage

We are always on the look out for people to help back stage or in other areas of the managing the theatre. To stage a production a large number of volunteer helpers are needed for various roles.

Membership

Feel the benefits of becoming a member of The Royalty Theatre from as little as £20 per year.

History of The Royalty Theatre

Timeline of significant events in the history of the theatre.

Charity Nights

The Monday night of each production (excluding the pantomime) is Charity Night. The tickets are given, free of charge, to local charities to give or sell to their members.

Youth Academy

Are you looking for something to fill your time? Somewhere where you can learn new skills and make new friends? A place where you’ll be challenged and helped to succeed? Do you have an interest in the theatre?

Had an amazing time tonight at Born in the Dark, wonderfully original script written by Lee Stewart with a very strong cast! Olivia Bowern, Lee Stewart, Lorna Breeze and Thomas Potts did an amazing job! Brilliant mix of comedy and emotion, thoroughly enjoyable show! Massive congratulations to everyone involved.

Was a real good laugh tonight at A Bolt from the Blue! Funny. I may possibly need a heart transplant… #‎bigloudbang

We are members of the Royalty Theatre, and thoroughly enjoyed this production ………Acting…SET (Brilliant as usual especially for this stage)…sound and visual effects….Wow! There have been so many good productions ….but there are still some empty seats waiting to be filled……Thanks to all concerned for the hard work and dedication.

Auditions

All are welcome – no experience required.