28 October – 2 November 2019, 7.30pm – Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Written by Lee Hall. When an amateur Elvis impersonator is paralysed in a car crash, his wife and daughter are forced to cope with the aftermath. Jill tries to replace him with cooking. Mam tries to replace him with sex. Unfortunately, they both […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
6-7 September 2019, 7.30pm – £8.00* A Night at the Musicals returns for its third year, bigger and better than ever! Expect show stopping tunes and killer dance routines, with everything from Oklahoma! to Oliver!, Guys and Dolls to The Greatest Showman. Featuring a rock musical section with live music from local band Lost Fiction. […]
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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.