We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

PLAYHOUSE

Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ, England
+44 844 248 1588
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Dusty and the shades of the 60's

Utter rubbish, "Dusty" sings about 5 songs and the more famous songs ate sunh by the backing group... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emma310175
,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Christmas panto

Came here with 4 young children and 4 adults for the Christmas panto on the 2nd December it was... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
KerriLou91
,
Amble
via mobile
Read all 138 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“play house” (4 reviews)
“local theatre” (3 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay NE26 1LZ, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 844 248 1588
Write a ReviewReviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"christmas panto"
in 6 reviews
"play house"
in 4 reviews
"local theatre"
in 3 reviews
"ken dodd"
in 3 reviews
"plenty leg room"
in 4 reviews
"operatic society"
in 2 reviews
"interval drinks"
in 2 reviews
"rock and roll"
in 2 reviews
"main theatre"
in 2 reviews
"pre show"
in 2 reviews
"queen tribute band"
in 2 reviews
"intimate venue"
in 3 reviews
"front row"
in 3 reviews
"recent visit"
in 2 reviews
"drinks and snacks"
in 2 reviews
"comfy seats"
in 4 reviews
"last night"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utter rubbish, "Dusty" sings about 5 songs and the more famous songs ate sunh by the backing group while Dusty is back stage. Dusty then has the cheek to say its my show not theirs......exactly so why don't she sing more. Dont get me wrong...More

Thank emma310175
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with 4 young children and 4 adults for the Christmas panto on the 2nd December it was great the children really enjoyed themselves the actors were great and very interactive with everyone can’t wait to go again next year!

Thank KerriLou91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This Panto is wonderful - very well scripted, very funny & everyone on stage are brilliant, especially Cinderella!! The show flows from start to finish with lots of colour, humour & fun for all the family - the best one i have ever seen.

1  Thank colinpease56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday 9th December me daughter and grandaughter haven’t been since it was all done out it’s beautiful lots of room in seats and plenty leg room saw Cinderella have to say it was fantastic well worth the money and we really enjoyed it the...More

Thank sand62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Not been to Playhouse for a long time, now nice and modern look, busy bar with good service. Seating was great, good views and comfortable. Ultimate Bowie was a great show!

Thank shirlandpauls
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Pleasant décor and carpets. Seats could do with more padding as they seem lacking in padding while looking 'pretty' As long as sit down time of around 45 mins at once , then it is manageable. Hearing Loop System only available up to row M....More

Thank yon-bloke
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing theatre that host a wide range of events. Its so great to have a local theatre of this quality. I'd highly recommend a visit.

Thank alipooley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went to see a Vera Lynn tribute (shows our ages) on a Sunday afternoon. Parking in the adjacent car park is easy. The theatre is modern and the seats and leg room are very good. Had an enjoyable afternoon

Thank WLGLeedsEngland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

First time to the Whitley bay playhouse and it was well worth a visit, plenty leg room and space when seating, lovely and clean and i booked up again for another show when there as I was that impressed by the playhouse. Staff very helpful...More

Thank emma310175
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We took the in-laws to see Ken Dodd and we were not let down. Not only was he spot on with his gags, he was truly very entertaining. We were not expecting the support acts, but we were really charmed by them, Andy Eastwood brilliant...More

2  Thank 10ogara
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Whitley Bay
Premier Inn Whitley Bay
200 reviews
.23 km away
Park Lodge Hotel
135 reviews
.25 km away
York House Hotel & Apartments
249 reviews
.27 km away
The Royal Hotel
427 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Di Meo's
290 reviews
.10 km away
The Cottage Kitchen
204 reviews
.29 km away
Pulp Fiction Future Food
121 reviews
.24 km away
Relish
158 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jacks Den Softplay
7 reviews
.67 km away
Pirate Escape
311 reviews
.56 km away
Thai Orchid Spa and Massage
142 reviews
.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
j0anneruth
13 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Claire P | Reviewed this property |
Hello There. The parking is free and unmonitored after 6pm. I hope this helps.
0
Votes
;