Preview: Sunderland Stages 2017

First things first do you live in the North East? And do you love Culture?

If you do then Sunderland Stages is for you, you’d think I would have attended this event before but I haven’t.

Yes I know what a complete shocker!

Sunderland Stages are turning the city into a place of Culture, with performances in amazing places and spaces in Sunderland.  Yes we can look forward to an exciting experience, whether that be at  The Peacock, Pop Recs, Miss Tina’s or  Arts Centre Washington- the season is really jam packed.

When does it start?

It all kicks off on 14th September with  BBC Radio Newcastle Presenter Steve Drayton bringing his first Record Player (WHICH IS NOW SOLD OUT) of the season to Sunderland’s Pop Recs.  Mr Drayton is introducing local lads The Futureheads we can enjoy some of their classic songs.  And get this, audiences can sit and listen to the real life band in conversation. So lets get ourselves down there and grab a pint.


If the pub is not your thing then you can pop down to the Bridges Shopping Centre to watch First Person by Zest Theatre. Experience a virtual world where two players compete for the prize of happiness. All they need to do is follow the unseen Guide. First Person is a fast paced piece of physical theatre.  It’s free so just drop by, grab your headset, predict your winner and cheer them on to the finish line.


Other highlights this season include I Hate Alone by Middle Child– an unmissable theatre gig, think Thelma and Louise x 11 and Disaster party by theatre hot property fanSHEN – a show where you, the audience are the actors and play out the story (over some fish and chips!).





For more information visit The Sunderland Stages website 

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