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The Playhouse

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Address: High Street, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1HP, England
Phone Number:
+44 1934 645544
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in the centre of Weston-super-Mare the Playhouse is a friendly and...

Located in the centre of Weston-super-Mare the Playhouse is a friendly and welcoming 664-seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events including music, drama, comedy, dance, musicals, film, children's shows and pantomime.

The Playhouse Theatre is available for hire for both community and professional shows and as a venue for conferences, meetings and corporate events. In addition to the main auditorium the theatres facilities include a licensed bar, meeting and rehearsal spaces and full disabled access.

Our dedicated and professional staff are used to working with all visiting companies and hirers to ensure a successful event while our welcoming and caring front of house team ensure patrons an enjoyable entertainment experience.

The Playhouse Theatre is managed by Parkwood Theatres working in partnership with North Somerset Council.

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Great for comedy gigs

We tend to avoid Weston, but this is a great venue for comedy gigs, big enough for atmosphere but not so big that you lose the intamacy needed for good stand up, good value local... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Axbridge, United Kingdom

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tend to avoid Weston, but this is a great venue for comedy gigs, big enough for atmosphere but not so big that you lose the intamacy needed for good stand up, good value local parking as well.

Thank Goose1963
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many shows and also performed many times as a member of WODS. It is a versatile theatre equally as good for professional shows, concerts, dance schools and one man shows.

Thank AnnieB023
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very pleasant day out at this theatre last weekend to see We're Going On A Bear Hunt after winning a competition. Picking up our tickets was simple, no ques. Nice little waiting area before being allowed into the main theatre. Helpful staff and enjoyed the show. All round a nice day out!

Thank Shauna H
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely venue ,there is disability access,staff. Are helpful .as in center,parking is restrictd and the area is a busy with pubs..

Thank sj0grens
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went to see Menopause, the musical.It was an amazing evening,the theatre had sold out.97% women (only spotted 3 brave men in the stalls).The singing was fantastic and the interpretation of the menopause was hilarious.I laughed from beginning to end. Standing ovation for the four lady entertainers,well deserved.Congratulations to the Playhouse for making so many hot flushes worthwhile!!

Thank jane s
Somerset, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came to watch "Vampires Rock - Ghost Train" and had a brilliant time. The show was a glorious mix of fabulous songs, comedy and the cast gave it their all. Steve Steinman revelled in the audience participation - including a number of people who appeared to be frequent visitors to the show. Wheelchair access This was our second visit... More 

Thank Martin A
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went with friends to see the Frankie Valli tribute band. They were excellent, very smartly dressed stage show. The playhouse staff are very welcoming and you never have long queues. We have been to a few shows there just recently found the Motown evening a big disappointment. they were out of tune and looked very scruffy, we left before the... More 

Thank angelarob303
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Myself , daughter,daughter in law took my 5 grandchildren to watch beauty and the beast . The atmosphere was fantastic , my grandchildren had great time , I would highly recommend a visit .

Thank carolnorville51
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Weston Playhouse is coming up in the world! It is starting to attract bigger names - comedians, shows, etc it is a bit tired typical 70s-80s style provincial theatre but I've seen Josh Widdecomve and Adam Hills there separately in recent months. Also west end standard touring companies. If you are in the area check out the box office as... More 

Thank Alejandro F
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely seating with fab views from all seats. The shows are just fabulous. It makes you very welcome to Weston. Easy parking at Grove park.

Thank Marianne F

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