As October approaches we begin swapping our long summer nights of BBQs and sitting in the garden for… anything warmer!

With the dark nights drawing in it can be easy to find yourself stuck on the sofa with no clue how to spend your evenings or days off.

We have put together a list of events and shows that will be taking place at the Sunderland Empire throughout October and how you can get tickets.

What’s on at Sunderland Empire?

October 6th -9th

School of Rock the Musical

School of Rock the Musical is based on the hit movie starring Jack Black as he poses as a substitute teacher.

The musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber features 14 new songs alongside all the originals from the movie.

Get your tickets here!

October 13th

Dance attack

A talented local youth company embark on a magical adventure to the world of dance. Dance attack is suitable for all ages.

Find out more and get your tickets here.


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October 14th

You Win Again – Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

You Win Again is hot of London’s West End and is in its 8th year of performances. With a stunning light and video show the night will have you celebrating the music of the Bee Gees and donning your dancing shoes.

Book tickets here.

October 23rd

Alan Carr – Regional Trinket

Alan Carr is back on tour with his new show, ‘Regional Trinket’. Detailing stories from his wedding, lockdown and more, it is no surprise The Sunday Telegraph call it “bellyachingly funny”


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Buy your tickets here.

October 25th-30th


The hit musical comedy, Waitress, comes to Sunderland. It tells the story of Jenna, expert pie maker who wants happiness in her life. Love and friendship come together to make this a great watch.

Find out more and get your tickets here.

October 31st

A Country Night in Nashville

A night celebrating country music, A Country Night in Nashville features songs such as Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Follow Your Arrow, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere and 9-5.

Get your tickets here.