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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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fab-u-lous panto, with ALL the cliches

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
James R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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newcastle upon tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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South Shields, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ordered tickets Sunday on line to see two shows one this Sunday and the other the following Friday on both occasions paying £2.50 for postage, it's now Friday and haven't received tickets for either show so rang customer services to enquire .....was told the tickets for Sunday hadn't been posted yet but the tickets for next Friday were on their... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Went to see a comedian here at the end of August and it was our first visit to Whitley Bay, we travelled from Cornwall to be there that night, the staff at The Playhouse were very friendly and able to help us in our queries. A good stage and seating in the theatre, ideal for close nit seating gigs etc.... More 

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