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The Playhouse

5-7 Artillery Street, Derry BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7126 8027
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Women of the World event

Really enjoyable event in a fantastic building. The staff are very helpful and the guest speakers... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Sean M
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Amazon venue with view changing performances

Being a Drama student in Derry I've been to the play house many times. It's historical significance... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Megan K
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland's leading Award Winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site with the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centre with charitable status. The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West. It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland.
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30 Sep 2016
“Women of the World event”
15 Sep 2016
“Amazon venue with view changing performances”
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5-7 Artillery Street, Derry BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable event in a fantastic building. The staff are very helpful and the guest speakers have quite inspirational. Generally school outings can be hit or miss but the WOW event strives to be interactive and informative.

Thank Sean M
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PlayhouseDerry, Marketing Officer at The Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Hi Sean, many many thanks for you lovely comments. We're just delighted you enjoyed the festival as much as we did! We'll be sure to pass on your very kind words to everyone! Hope we see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Being a Drama student in Derry I've been to the play house many times. It's historical significance to this city is very interesting and the building is very intriguing to look at on its own. However the mostly grass roots and sometimes very political theater...More

Thank Megan K
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Having been to The Playhouse Speakeasy each year as part of the Derry City Jazz Festival I had hoped for something different from times before. My casual approach to purchasing tickets left it too late, SOLD OUT. Efforts were made by a very considered, calm,...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

A group of friends went to the speakeasy on Sunday 1st May and what an amazing time we had. The room we were in for the event had been turned into a place resembling a speakeasy from the 30's in America. It created an ambience...More

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PlayhouseDerry, Public Relations Manager at The Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Hi Fox149, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your very kind words! We had such a wonderful weekend and it means the world to us that our customers enjoyed it as much as we did! We'll be sure to pass...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

the Playhouse has done some brilliant work, and continues to be a key part of the city. Before visiting the city, you should definitely see what's on at the playhouse and make time for a visit.

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Inspiring renovation of old school, to a community focused venue for performances & meetings. Excellent accoustics, wheelchair accessible.

Thank car54Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Everything from original world class theatre (field day) to NTL Live screenings, classes in everything from Yoga to Ukulele. Also has one of the few actual public galleries in town

Thank steve l
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

This venue is within the walls, on Artillery Street, and it was established in 1992. It has a 175 seat theatre, a dance studio and a gallery. Apparently over 100,000 people visit each year. The only downside is that they don't have parking.

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Reviewed 25 April 2015

Had spotted this theatre while staying at No8 The Townhouse, right next door last December. Wandered in and was delighted to see an art exhibition on and a very warm welcome at reception when we asked to be put on their mailing list. Our first...More

Thank CarolR54
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PlayhouseDerry, Marketing Officer at The Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you Carol, for taking the time to share such kind words. We're delighted you liked the building and the show! We'll be sure to pass your kind words to all the staff. I will also be sure to pass on your thoughts with regards...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2015

A beautiful venue for a night at the theatre. Great shows on offer and a lovely bar offering pre theatre drinks. Would highly recommend as prices for plays are usually very reasonable

Thank maria f
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PlayhouseDerry, Marketing Officer at The Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2015

Hello Maria, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We very much appreciate your lovely feedback and hope you see you again soon!

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