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“great venue, small but perfectly formed”
Review of PLAYHOUSE

PLAYHOUSE
Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Whitley Bay
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Owner description: 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.
morpeth
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“great venue, small but perfectly formed”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Went there Saturday night to see a genesis tribute band. They were great but the review is for the playhouses. It is small, but probably the m o st comfortable venue I have been in. There are lots of staff in attendance but they are discreet and non obtrusive. No hard sell activity in foyer, but a pleasant bar which serves a lovely chilled pinot grigio-in a proper glass. Arena is spacious, . Plenty legroom and good disabled access. Leaflets dotted around for future attractions with a varied selection. A most enjoyable experience.

Visited July 2014
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Whitley Bay Playhouse”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Saw the Moscow Ballet here ...amazing place with a good bar and pllenty of pre show eating places nearby..often shows of interest are being shown of all different varieties

Visited April 2014
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Modern intimate venue”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Good view from all seats. Newly refurb end so seating comfy and clean. Bars busy but not much seating.

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Excellent concert venue”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Saw the Counterfeit Sixties here who put on a fantastic show here. Great venue - comfortable seats with good leg room. Tiering of seats excellent so no ones view is obstructed by the people in front of them. Small car park here but other parking nearby.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Allan R
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GEORDIELAND
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159 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“first visit to the "new" playhouse”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

how nice its been done oot and its lovely , much more comfortable and less crammed than the "recognised" theatres in the toon well done

Visited January 2014
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