What’s On

Robin Hood by James Errington

Panto: Robin Hood

12-22 December 2019*, Tuesday to Saturday evenings 7.15pm, Saturday and Sunday matinées 2.15pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50.  Written by James Errington. The Royalty takes a trip to Sherwood Forest to meet the most loveable outlaw in the world! This wacky adaptation sees the Merry Men turn pantomime, as they try to save Robin Hood’s one […]

Two by Jim Cartwright

Two

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 […]

Shadowlands

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 […]

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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.

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Latest News

Saturday Matinée Parking Restrictions

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 […]

Latest Auditions

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 […]

Next Auditions

Details of our next two auditions…very close to each other so lots of chance for you to wow us with your stage skills.  For further info please see our Get Involved page. Wednesday 11th September 2019, 7.30pm: Cooking with Elvis.  Two males and two females are required for this comedy, to be directed by Corinne […]

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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.