Christmas Town for Families

Pantomime at the Sunderland Empire

We are delighted to announce that I’m a Celebrity and Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffat will be setting up camp in Sunderland this festive season. The much-loved local lass will be stepping into the magical role of Fairy Godmother in the enchanting tale of Cinderella! Joining Scarlett will be the undisputed Queen of North East comedy Miss Rory (aka Dan Cunningham) as the feisty Rorina Hardup (we’ll make sure she minds her Ps and Qs), alongside Duncan Burt as her equally ugly sister Ruby! Also, starring are Nick Jnr’s Gemma Naylor (Go! Go! Go!) as Cinderella, ITV’s Superstars finalist Jon Moses as the Prince and the hilarious Tom Whalley as Buttons.

Christmas Theatre

Traditionally Christmas is the season for telling ghost stories but in our Christmas Theatre there’ll be some Festive Tales brought to life by a set of very talented elves.

Amazing Prize Family Bingo in the Bingo Hall (actually it’s a tent)

It's bingo with loads and loads of prizes. You get three bingo tickets as part of your entry. If you bring a wrapped prize (£1 in value) you get another ticket. Take your seats, dobber ready, let the winning begin. Jes is your game show host. He has crazy bingo variations like you've never seen before. Let's take the excitement through the roof! Oh, did I mention that there’s loads of prizes? Just saying because there are loads of prizes.