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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.
Hebburn, Tyne & Wear, England
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have been to see many shows here and have not been disappointed. I sometime forget its there but am now on mailing list, Lovely venue and get some great shows/acts there worth looking out for them

Visited October 2012
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Lovely little theatre, pricey refreshments.”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is a lovely theatre situated in Whitley Bay, there are various different acts on from comedians and sinegrs to pantomines at Christmas. The ticket prices are very reasonable and the whole building has been really well refurbished with comfortable seating and spacious reception areas. The drinks and snacks offered at the bar area are really very expensive, but is to be expected in this kind of establishment especially considering the reasonable price of the tickets. A good night out with plenty of parking next door.

Visited March 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“great night out”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

great nite out saw a good tribute band great bar loads of parking with helpfull staff. newly refubed so nice and mordern with good ticket prices

Visited July 2012
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great venue”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

hadn't visited here for years and was really suprised at the change. the playhouse attracts a varying crowd of all ages to some great shows, comedy, music gigs etc, all of which are really well priced. the building is very modern, wheelchair friendly and has clean facilities. the seating in the auditorium is well organised with no restricted views no matter where you're sitting. it has a good drinks and snack bar. the staff are very helpful too. easy to get there with ample parking. all in all, a great venue with something for everyone.

Visited October 2012
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Whitley Bay
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Elf and safety spoils it”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

One member of our party had the tickets. They came last. The rest of us were kept shivering outside due to "elf and safety" - couldn't trace us in case of fire etc. Should take lessons from the Sage and most other places. Typically local council run? Upstairs bar rarely open, so have to go downstairs and queue. This could e an excellent view if it thought of itself as a commercial enterprise.

Visited November 2011
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