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Address: Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ, England
Phone Number:
+44 844 248 1588
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:30 - 14:30

The beautifully refurbished PLAYHOUSE is the flagship of a major...

The beautifully refurbished PLAYHOUSE is the flagship of a major regeneration project in Whitley Bay, breathing new life into this famous coastal resort.The venue boasts 630 luxury auditorium seats, a 10 seater corporate viewing suite and a contemporary look and feel to it's bars and first floor lounge area which features a superb sea view.The PLAYHOUSE has hosted stage shows such as professional touring 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' and from the West End 'The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas', Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's 'Tell Me on a Sunday' as well as live music from Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman and Tom Paxton, comedy from Rich Hall, as well as entertainment from Moscow Ballet la Classique and Bob the Builder.

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Good venue

Since this venue opened my partner and I have visited on a number of occasions. Unfortunately tickets need to be purchased through ticket master at high booking fee. Better to pay... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Since this venue opened my partner and I have visited on a number of occasions. Unfortunately tickets need to be purchased through ticket master at high booking fee. Better to pay cash at the box office. There is a cash machine at the nearby Coop. Ken Dodd appears every year and is worth seeing. It's mainly artists from the past... More 

Thank dcarr50
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have been to the Whitley Bay Playhouse on many occasions and I find this to be a very intimate venue where there is not a bad seat to be found. They virtually all have a good clear view of the stage area and the sound is also very good. Seats are comfortable enough with enough leg room from the... More 

Thank totandsam
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Just been to this year's panto offering (Aladdin) at the Whitley bay playhouse. Excellent stuff, all you could expect, from celebrities (Shane Lynch from Boyzone) to flying carpets and lots of audience participation. The small nature of the theater meant that everyone felt involved and we all had a great time. There were some technical issues (radio mics not working)... More 

Thank James R
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a brilliant night out at a resent concert at the playhouse the seating has been very well thought out as you have a good view from your seats we were in row G in the middle which were brilliant The staff were very helpful and pleasant the bar drinks are expensive

Thank Janefarmermac
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to see Elkie Brookes last Friday, venue was superb, good view good sound & comfy seats!!! Slightly spoiled by being surrounded by Scottish Elkie fans who insisted on singing every word while drunkenly messaging on their phones but hey thats not the venues fault !!

Thank art3112
newcastle upon tyne
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to see the show spamalot by the Whitley bay operatic society....brilliant show, I laughed from beginning to end, it was well worth the money. The playhouse itself was easy to get to , the only downside I would say was the lack of parking at the playhouse, luckily we know the area so we ended... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I recently went to see a viewing of the ocean film fest at the playhouse. It's a beautiful venue with nice comfy seats and a good free car park. However I forgot to take cash and they wouldn't accept cards at the bar! I went over the road cash but it charged to take money out. Then when at the... More 

Thank BectoriaWilson
Durham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent show last Saturday night. The seats in the auditorium are very comfortable and we had the bonus of being in the front row. I was pleased to see a member of staff asking the gentleman sitting next to my husband to remove his drink from the stage.It is difficult to deal with members of the public when they have... More 

Thank Amethyst-2009
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I've visited the Playhouse on numerous occasions and find it very pleasant and comfortable, you can see a lot more in this theatre than most I've visited. Enough leg room which is a bonus, and nice seating.

Thank Pandorajane
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I went to see Prof Robert Winston - not your 'usual' theatre event! It was my first time at the Playhouse, even though I live locally. The positives are many- very comfortable, roomy seats with ample legroom: loads of free parking nearby: great views of the stage: friendly staff: nice bar area. The negatives relate to pricing: please don't sell... More 

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