Who We Are


The Royalty Theatre was established in 1925 and is the only venue in the city of Sunderland providing regular dramatic productions; all of which are produced by our amazing volunteer members. Information on how to become a volunteer with us, whether on-stage, behind the scenes or in any of the many other roles we need, is available on the Join RT page.
Each season (August – June) we stage 5 to 6 main stage productions, our annual family pantomime, and occasional productions in our studio theatre.  These are all produced in-house.

The theatre spaces are also available to be hired by outside parties for performances, productions and experiences. In the past we have hosted events ranging from school performances, variety performances and concerts. If you are interested in hiring the theatre please contact [email protected].

Allergy Advice: Our bar does serve various snacks throughout both show nights and social nights, and although we no longer sell packets of peanuts, we are aware of how serious allergies can be, so if you have any concerns regarding an allergy prior to attending a performance or social night, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll look to ensure you can enjoy your experience with us safely and without worry.

RT Policy Notice

The Royalty Theatre operates a “zero tolerance” attitude to all forms of abuse, therefore such behaviour or the use of inappropriate language causing distress and/or constituting harassment of staff, members or patrons will not be tolerated and will lead to expulsion from The Royalty Theatre and any of its events and activities.