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Welcome to The Royalty Theatre, where we have been entertaining Sunderland for the last 90 years.

We pride ourselves on producing high quality theatre, our regular season of 6 plays plus a family pantomime, offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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.

Our new 2015/16 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. See tickets for further information.

Have a look inside our theatre!


We are please to announce that  we will be able to offer an occasional box office service on certain days, for those who would prefer to book in person.  Dates and time are as follows:

Saturday 9th April 11.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday 23rd April 11.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday 7th May 11.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday 14th May 11.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday 11th June 11.30am – 1.30pm
Saturday 18th June 11.30am – 1.30pm

Booking fees will not apply to ticket bought in person.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Awarded to us on October 31st!  Below is the cast of Mary Shelley, with the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, the Mayor of Sunderland, and Chair John Appleton holding the award.

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Please use the contact form below for any enquiries, whether they be about joining us, hiring the theatre, feedback on shows or anything else.  Please note that we are not usually able to respond to enquiries straight away, but you should receive a response in due course.


All are welcome – no preparation or experience required.  Please arrive a little earlier than the times given if possible, to allow us to take some details and begin promptly.

The Vagina Monologues: Friday 19th February, 7.30pm – Our second studio play of the season.  We require a number of women, 18+.  Performances 27th to 30th April 2016.

Steel Magnolias: Friday 4th March, 7.30pm – The play that inspired the 1989 film of the same name.  We require 6 females of various ages.  Please note that a script will be available from the director for auditionees to look over from 6.30 on the night before the audition.  Performances 16th to 21st May 2016.

The Pitmen Painters: Friday 15th April, 7.30pm – Two females (one young, one in 40s) and 7 males of various ages required.  Performances 20th to 25th June 2016.


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!!!

Vanessa Bowern

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……..!!!

Pauline McNay

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

Denise Sparrowhawk