What’s On

Coronavirus and Closure for Remainder of Season

In light of the latest government guidelines for dealing with coronavirus, the management committee have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the season and to close the theatre to members until further notice. The safety of our members, staff and audience is our foremost concern and we do not believe it […]

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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

Getting Back on Track – Future Plans

Our theatre committee met tonight to discuss our future plans, in particular what is going to be possible during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Naturally, there is a great deal still unknown, but we are trying to get as many plans in place as we possibly can. An overview of what we are hoping to do […]

Coronavirus and Closure for Remainder of Season

In light of the latest government guidelines for dealing with coronavirus, the management committee have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the season and to close the theatre to members until further notice. The safety of our members, staff and audience is our foremost concern and we do not believe it […]

Next Audition – Wait Until Dark

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 13th March 2020, 7.30pm: Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott. We require both males and females for this intriguing thriller. To be […]

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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.