What’s On

No Sex Please, We’re British

Written by Anthony Marriot & Alistair Foot. 24-29 September 2018, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. This hilarious farce surrounds an assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter, who lives in a flat above his bank with his new bride Frances. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian […]

What The Floyd?

5 October 2018. Date, 7.30pm – £15*. Using the latest technology, What The Floyd? recreate the sights and sounds of a Pink Floyd concert. Featuring all the hits and some rarities, this show will feature a complete performance of the classic album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’! What the Floyd? have been selling out theatres […]

My Cousin Rachel

Written by Diana Morgan (Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier). 29 October – 3 November 2018, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Philip Ashley travels to Italy to find his cousin Ambrose has died suddenly and Rachel, Ambrose’s wife, has gone. Philip returns to England convinced Rachel was responsible for Ambrose’s death, hoping to […]

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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

New Box Office Dates

On-site Box Office On-site box office will be open on the following Saturdays (11.30 am to 1.30pm): 20th October 27th October 24th November 1st December 8th December Cash and cards accepted.  Please note that NO booking fees apply to tickets bought in person. The Royalty Theatre regrets that, as a volunteer organisation, we can only […]

Full 2018/19 Programme Announced!

The Royalty Theatre are back with a packed programme for 2018/19.  We know we’re a little late getting everything together in terms of brochures and website updates – but here’s an update that gives you the full list of everything we have to come.  Tickets are on sale now, and we will begin a packed […]

Shows from other groups

Just a quick note to let you know of a few shows from outside companies coming up at the Royalty Theatre – which you won’t have seen in our season brochure. Along with our own shows, we have drama, dance, musicals and live music to entertain you this spring. We have five great shows to […]

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Purchase Tickets Online

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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.