What’s On

Jack And The Beanstalk

Written by David Farn. 13-23 December 2018*, 7.15pm, Saturday and Sunday Matinées 2.15pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Come and join us on our magical pantomime as Jack and his friends journey out to scale new heights and new adventures. Full of action, comedy, song and dance, our ever-popular Pantomime is the perfect way to entertain […]

Mary Mary

Written by Billy Towers. 23-26 January 2019, 7.30pm – £6.50*. In a part of the East End of London, women are stalked and slain by a murderer who seems to be beyond capture. As each murder is brutally committed, the area is gripped by fear, suspicion and paranoia. One young woman, her world closing in […]

Hobson’s Choice

Written by Harold Brighouse. 18-23 February 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. The youngest daughters of curmudgeonly boot maker Hobson are anxious to marry and have eligible suitors who must wait until eldest daughter, the practical-minded Maggie, is promised in marriage. Maggie however has other plans which include freedom from her father’s tyranny, a business […]

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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

Sunderland INDIE in Residence at the Royalty

Local arts group Sunderland INDIE have joined forces with the Royalty to bring you a wonderful new display of local art. Throughout panto season, artworks by members of the group will be on display in our bar area for patrons to admire. This is just the beginning of a joint venture with the group which […]

The Damned United

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production. 13-14 November 2018*, 7.30pm. Tickets £15, concessions and Royalty Members* £12. FOOTBALL FANS! You’ve seen the movie. You’ve read the book. Now THE DAMNED UNITED comes to the stage at the Royalty Theatre Red Ladder Theatre Company present Brian Clough’s journey from his beloved Derby County to the team […]

Latest auditions – and a free show!

Latest auditions – and a free show! Auditions Two new audition dates have been decided and details are given below.  Roles are for over 16s only, other than that all are welcome.  No preparation or experience needed. Friday 23rd November 2018, 7.30pm: Mary Mary by Billy Towers.  A piece of new writing looking at 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.

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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.