The Fire Station - Live Music, Theatre & Performance Venue

Welcome to The Fire Station

Sunderland’s premier live music and performance venue

Whether you’re an indie rock champion, adventurous jazzer, theatre devotee, stand-up fan or just after a great night out, our programme is packed with entertainment from music and comedy to dance and theatre.

Magic of The Beatles

Starring Beatlemania

Sat 24 Feb 19:30

Fairport Convention

Plus support from Plumhall

Thu 29 Feb 19:30

The UK Rock Show

From Harder Rock Productions

Fri 1 Mar 19:30
A Century of Swing

A Century of Swing

Featuring Down for the Count

Sun 3 Mar 19:00

A Chorus Line

Based on the real life stories of Broadway Performers

University of Sunderland presents
Thu 7 Mar - Fri 8 Mar

'The Dark Side of the Moon' Anniversary Concert

The full album performed live by the Transatlantic Ensemble

Sat 9 Mar 19:30

Moya Brennan

The voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic music

Fri 15 Mar 19:30

The Dusty Show

A celebration of the life and music of Dusty Springfield

Sat 16 Mar 19:30

David Puttnam, Nigel Havers and Chariots of Fire - The Making of a Masterpiece

A screening of the classic film featuring a Q&A with Producer David Puttnam & special guest Nigel Havers

Wed 20 Mar 19:30

Coleen Nolan ‘Naked’

An evening of music, stories and laughter

Thu 21 Mar 19:30

Calling Planet Earth

A new romantic symphony

Fri 22 Mar 19:30

Northern Live: Do I Love You

The ultimate Northern Soul experience

Sat 23 Mar 19:30

Big Country - 'Return to Steeltown' 40th Anniversary Tour

Plus special guests The Icicle Works

Fri 29 Mar 19:30

Destination: Bowie

An 11-piece, live band performing the music of David Bowie

Sat 30 Mar 20:00

Goffy Meets Tuffers

Legendary Broadcaster Goffy in Conversation with International Cricket Star Phil Tufnell

Thu 4 Apr 19:30

The Overtones

Fri 5 Apr 19:30


Awarded “Britain’s Best New Band” in 2001

Sat 6 Apr 19:30

Graziano Di Prima: Believe - My Life on stage

An electrifying evening of Latin and Ballroom dancing

Wed 10 Apr 19:30

The Donkey, The Whippet and The Giant Leek

A new musical celebrating the life of Sunderland-born songwriter Eric Boswell

Thu 11 Apr 19:30

Craig Charles Funk & Soul House Party

Straight-up groove bangers, exclusive funk and soul cuts, and much more

Fri 12 Apr 20:00

An Evening With Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene

An intimate acoustic performance of all their hits

Sat 13 Apr 19:30

Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening

Pioneer piper Kathryn Tickell and her band the Darkening perform brand new material from their latest album

Wed 17 Apr 19:30

Maggie May - The Rod Stewart Years

An unmissable evening paying homage to Rod the Mod

Thu 18 Apr 19:30

Country Roads

Celebrate the Kings and Queens of country music with a brand-new show for 2024

Fri 19 Apr 19:30

Brutus Gold’s Love Train

The world's greatest disco show

Sat 20 Apr 19:30

Lau Unplugged

A rare, stripped back performance exploring material from the band's extensive catalogue

Thu 25 Apr 19:30

Ferocious Dog

Celtic folk infused with punk/rock

Fri 26 Apr 19:30


Featuring Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet

Thu 2 May 19:30

The Handsome Family

Western gothic from the Addam's family of Country music

Thu 9 May 19:30

Johnny Hates Jazz: Turn Back The Clock

For the first time in 36 years, Johnny Hates Jazz head out on tour

Fri 10 May 19:30

Mica Paris

Plus support from Nadedja

Sat 11 May 19:30

Strictly Smokin' Big Band

The best jazz musicians the North has to offer return to Sunderland

Fri 17 May 19:30

Russell Kane: HyperActive

Whirlwind, FitBit-breaking comedian Russell Kane is out on the road again

Sat 18 May 20:00

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

In Time 30th Anniversary Tour

Sun 19 May 19:00

Arab Strap

A highly anticipated first visit from Scottish indie-rockers

Tue 21 May 20:00

The Pitmen Poets Re-Union Tour

Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham, and Jez Lowe

Sat 25 May 19:30

Science Museum - The Live Stage Show

An unmissable family show from London's world-renowned Science Museum

Tue 28 May

Beat The Drum: The Runrig Experience

Two hours of Runrig hits performed by Beat The Drum

Thu 30 May 19:30

A Vision of Elvis

Featuring Rob Kinglsey

Fri 7 Jun 19:30

The Shires: The Two of Us

The UK’s most successful country music export

Sun 16 Jun 19:30

Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball (from Gomez)

Celebrating 25 years of ‘Bring it On’ & ‘Liquid Skin’.

Tue 9 Jul 19:30

Totally Tina

Starring Justine Riddoch

Thu 18 Jul 19:30

Sunderland Craft Beer Festival 2024

VAUX Brewery presents
Fri 26 Jul - Sat 27 Jul

The Southmartins

Highly acclaimed tribute to The Beautiful South and the Housemartins

Sat 7 Sep 20:00

One Night In Nashville

An authentic slice of the Honky Tonk Experience

Fri 13 Sep 19:30

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!

From Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’

Sat 5 Oct 19:30

Vonda Shepard

The best of Vonda Shepard in concert

Wed 9 Oct 19:30

The Undertones & special guests Ruts DC

A glorious set of classic tracks

Fri 11 Oct 19:30

Nick Heyward

Tue 22 Oct 20:00

Live/Wire the AC/DC Show

AC/DC are brought to life by Live/Wire

Sat 7 Dec 20:00

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours with the Transatlantic Ensemble

Fleetwood Mac's iconic album performed live by Transatlantic Ensemble

Wed 18 Dec 20:00


Taylor Swift Eras Tribute Concert

Sun 29 Dec 19:30