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PLAYHOUSE

Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ, England
0844 248 1588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The beautifully refurbished PLAYHOUSE is the flagship of a major regeneration project in Whitley...
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

great intimate venue ideal for what we went for, clean, staff very helpful, nice bar areas, good views from all seats and good legroom, was a bit too warm in the audituriom but overall enjoyed venue.

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morpeth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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.

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GEORDIELAND
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The playhouse was very well organised and clean. The staff were very friendly. Service with a smile!! The toilets were also very clean. The band were very energetic and funny in between. excellent guitar players! overall a lovely venu.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Now living out the area we haven't been here for some time now and OMG have we being missing out as we did the Playhouse on two Consecutive nights and saw two shows both entirely different but both quite amazing in their own nights First up on the Friday was our very own Geordie Legend Brendan Healy who not only... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Always nice to know Whitley bay has some thing to visit for, the shows on offer are brilliant and are good value for money, although the treats and snacks are little pricey is always worth tucking into a ice cream watching amazing local actors!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Went to see the pantomime Peter Pan and it was another great show at the playhouse! The cast and props were great! My 3 year old got so involved in the show! The playhouse is great it doesn't appear to matter where you sit you get a great view of the stage! Comfy seats & plenty of leg room! 2nd... More 

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