22-25 January 2020, 7.30pm – £6.50*. Written by Jim Cartwright. A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening are played by two actors. Each vignette skilfully combines pathos and humour. When a little boy is left behind by his father, a fragile reconciliation occurs as their […]
17-22 February 2020, 7.30pm – Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Written by William Nicholson This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis – Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia – and American poet Joy Davidman. C.S ‘Jack’ Lewis is sure of his convictions about God and His plan […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 8th November 2019, 7.30pm: Two by Jim Cartwight. Seven males and seven females, of all ages (16+) are required. Confidence in playing […]
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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.