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Address: Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ, England
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+44 844 248 1588
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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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First time at this theatre to see Red Hot Chilli Pipers who were absolutely fabulous. The theatre is lovely, clean & comfortable, the staff were very friendly & helpful. The only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time at this theatre to see Red Hot Chilli Pipers who were absolutely fabulous. The theatre is lovely, clean & comfortable, the staff were very friendly & helpful. The only thing I wasn't too happy about was the fact that people were going in & out during the show to buy drinks. I enjoyed a drink before going in... More 

Thank Margaret M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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597 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to watch the Red Hot Chili Pipers (who were absolutely brilliant). The Playhouse was a great venue and I would be happy to come back here again.

Thank Mikey_P7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some really good nights out here, very good entertainment, bar service a bit slow and beer rubbish

Thank BollybayBolly
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to get down to the Playhouse a couple of times a year mainly for the excellent Rock and Roll shows that come particularly an act called That'll be the day which is a 3 hour long fast moving extravaganza of comedy and music and not to be missed back again on October 19th 2017 Staff are very friendly... More 

Thank 540PeterS
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is excellent and the access to the theatre is very good indeed. Once inside the staff are friendly and helpful. The entrance is open and easy to get around. Maybe a few more chairs and tables would help. Entrance into the main theatre is easy and seating is very good indeed. One of the better venues I have been... More 

Thank Brainiax
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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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 Topman4
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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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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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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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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