How to Book


Click here to visit Ticketsource, our ticket sales website.

Please note that tickets purchased online will attract a booking fee of up to 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.

In Person

Confirmed on-site box office dates as follows:

Saturday 3rd February 11 – 1pm

Saturday 13th April 11 – 1pm

Saturday 15th June 11 – 1pm

Cash and cards accepted.  Please note that NO booking fees apply to tickets bought in person.

The Royalty Theatre regrets that, as a volunteer organisation, we can only currently offer an occasional box-office facility on our premises.  We would very much like to hear from any local city centre businesses who may be able to help to provide a box office service for us.  If you believe that you can be of assistance, or have any questions, please contact us.

By Telephone

To book by phone, please call Ticketsource on 0333 666 3366.


Prices and Other Information

Ticket Prices

Tickets for show produced by the Royalty theatre are priced at £10 full price / £8.50 concessions (available for students in full time education, under 18s, unemployed and senior citizens).

Outside hires and other shows not shown as being part of our season or included in membership will have other pricing arrangements.  Tickets for outside hires will not always be available via this site.


Memberships are a great way to save money if you want to see our shows regularly.  Full Season Memberships are £45 (£40 concessions) and include admission to all main stage productions. The ticket also includes membership to the theatre with all due entitlements.

Active Members (actors, directors, stage crew, etc) will be asked to pay £25 per year to join the theatre. This membership will entitle members to one half price ticket for each production.  

For more information on memberships, please see the Memberships page.

Seating for Wheelchair Users

Seating in our main auditorium includes two spaces (B14 and D14), which are normal seats that can be removed at a moments notice to accommodate a wheelchair.  If requiring the use of these for a show that's likely to be busy (particularly pantomimes), please try to book these as early as you can.

Blue Light Card

We are now registered with Blue Light Card! Our affiliation with Blue Light Card will provide those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with 2-for-1 tickets (once per show per Blue Light Card) for all of our performances (some exceptions may apply - outside hires such as Sunderland Theatre Company shows do not apply). For more information, see Blue Light Card's website.

We are aware that Blue Light Card holders are currently unable to use their Blue Light Card discount for Royalty Theatre tickets via TicketSource. We are currently working with TicketSource to resolve this issue. We don't want anyone to miss out though, so until this issue is resolved, if you wish to reserve tickets using your Blue Light Card, please contact [email protected] and let us know the show, date and number of tickets you would like. We will then reserve these for you and you can pay for your tickets at the Box Office on the night. Thank you for your patience while we work with TicketSource to introduce this feature to our online booking system.

For any other queries regarding our Blue Light Card offer please contact us.

Group Sales

Special deals and reductions for large groups are available by arrangement with the Chair; please contact [email protected].