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Up-staged by Sunderland’s Greek Goddess

Up-staged by Sunderland’s Greek Goddess

St Astier have spent the last 12 weeks restoring the façade to Sunderland’s iconic Empire Theatre, carrying out stone restoration, window refurbishment and the installation of a state of the art external lighting system.

Works are progressing ahead of schedule and the curtain was raised when the city’s beloved restored Terpsichore was carefully lifted back into position on the top of the colonnade.


The Sunderland Empire's famous statue of Terpsichore, muse of dancing and choral music, is restored to its former glory.

To view an in-depth case study about this project, click here.