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Went to see The Pink Floyd Experience show

Been to this theatre a few times and it is a lovely venue. Although this show was no where near... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe H
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Middlesborough, null, United Kingdom
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Pantomime

Excellent old fashioned theatre. Oozes character and charm. Comfy old seats and serve food and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
justinb772
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to this show the other night. The Empire has been give a face lift since i was last there. Very nice . Snacks at the bar bit on the costly side .but that is the same at all venues .Dont expect to get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to this theatre a few times and it is a lovely venue. Although this show was no where near sold out; it was well attended and seemed to be enjoyed by all in attendance. The band were excellent and it was hard to distinguish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent old fashioned theatre. Oozes character and charm. Comfy old seats and serve food and drinks during the interval

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justinb772
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love watching Benidorm on the t.v... when seen the show was in town thought got to see it. What a laugh it was from start to finish, the cast are great, the show was funny. Glad I went to see it. The empire is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank markb687
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was here just before Christmas to see the panto with my two grandsons which was Peter Pan the show was really good but the food and drinks are really expensive ridiculous prices really so next year I’ll take my own in

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lynnylala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely theatre and great panto. Funny and cheesy gags throughout. Good for young and old. Particularly enjoyed seeing Peter Pan 'fly over the audience. We booked last minute so booked the upper circle. Although we could still see the stairs are steep so wouldn't recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank loughmyster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to see Peter Pan at the Sunderland Empire and the two children and both myself and sister really enjoyed it. Good atmosphere, effects,costumes,cast and scenery fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debra B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great night at the panto, Peter Pan, with the family the theatre is a beautiful auditorium and attracts many first class West End productions on a regular basis. Please be aware the overpriced drinks hard to see how they can justify charging £2.70 for a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sammysc
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous gem of a theatre - our first visit but definitely not our last. Our tickets to Miss Saigon included entrance to the Ambassador Lounge - such a lovely way to start the evening & would recommend to anyone. The staff there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Allestree007
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Theatre starting to look a bit tired needs updating a bit. And definitely more comfy seats. Better facilities the ques are ridiculous as there is not enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
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OnAir72229
December 23, 2018|
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Response from RiverWear | Reviewed this property |
Call in at the box office and they should be able to give you replacement tickets to get you into the theatre itself.
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fabsies
November 11, 2018|
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We went to see Matilda in the gods, the kids couldn't see anything at all, not even a restricted view. Save your money and book better seats for something!!
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November 9, 2018|
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Just outside the theatre but make sure you display your blue badge correctly
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