What’s On

Barefoot in the Park

Written by Neil Simon. 20-25 May 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Corrie and Paul are newly-weds who have just moved into their cold eerie apartment in New York. Corrie is starry-eyed, Paul less so after staggering up five flights. Their house seems to be populated by unusual people, the most bohemian being Victor whom […]

Jesus Christ Superstar

30th and 31st May 7.30pm, 1st June 2.30pm and 7.30pm Sunderland Theatre Company return to the Royalty Theatre for a second year with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. Tickets £14, or £12 in advance. This is a visiting company production and as such is not included in Royalty membership. Tickets available by phone on 07944 […]

The Cinder Path

Produced and Directed by Leah Bell Adapted for the stage by Paul Dunn Original music by Mike Redway 8th June 7pm 9th June 3pm All tickets £24 – as this is a visiting company production, it is not included in Royalty Theatre membership. Leah Bell presents Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path – A new musical […]

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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.

Half Moon presents Up in the Attic

Latest News

Extra Audition for Emma – Two Male Roles

A further audition is required for two male roles, at 7.30pm on Friday 3rd May: Mr Knightley (late twenties to mid thirties) Frank Churchill (early to late twenties) No preparation or experience required. Play to be performed from 24 to 29 June, all performances 19:30.

More Festival Success

Following from the Royalty Theatre’s winning of the Championship Trophy at last year’s Durham and Sunderland One-Act Festival, the second instalment of the festival has brought more success for the theatre. Alex Goodchild came away with the Best Actor award for his performance in Jesu Mercy.  Written by Helen Bowie and starring James Errington alongside […]

New shows added to our 2018/19 programme

As you probably know, we often open our doors to other theatre companies around the region, and some fantastic visiting company productions are making their way to the Royalty Theatre soon. Here’s a rundown of what we have – click on the links for more information. Please note, visiting company productions are not included in […]

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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.

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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.