Playhouse Theatre

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Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue
0870 0606631
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3.0 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Playhouse Theatre

5.0 out of 5 4 January 2016
by Brian E.

Came here to see Lord of the Dance the other night. A very ornate theatre with slightly wider than normal seats which was a nice treat. Sound, lighting and ventilation were great.

The only thing that wasn't great was that everyone had a bag search when they went in. I don't know if this is a normal thing or not, or if it was down to tightened security in London over the New Year's Eve...more

4.0 out of 5 31 August 2015
by Sarah O.

This is a little gem in London. A small but beautiful theatre. It's a little way from the West End but just one minute walk from Embankment Station or a 5 minute walk from Charing Cross.

The staff are efficient and reasonably friendly and the seats are quite comfy.

We bought cheap tickets to 1984. We were the second to last row in the upper circle and we were warned when we booked that we...more

4.0 out of 5 5 May 2015
by Robert W.

Somewhat away from most of the major West End theatres, The Playhouse is situated on a nice stop at the end of Northumberland Avenue on the Thames Embankment. For a while it was home to the BBC, who recorded live shows here. It returned to being a fully functioning theatre in 1987.

The theatre has a seating capacity of almost 800 seats. I have seen many productions here over the years. I've...more

4.0 out of 5 2 December 2014
by Tammy T.

The Playhouse Theatre is a nice but cosy theatre in central London. We essentially sat in the second to last row on the mezzanine level but we're still able to see everything. If you're looking to save a few ££ don't be too worried about missing out of anything if your seats are further back!

The staff was friendly and the production was surprisingly decent (we saw Speed The Plow). Would...more

3.0 out of 5 29 September 2014
by Laura H.

Seen a couple of plays here, usually has very good quality productions but the theatre itself I fear has seen better days (needs some fundraising - any takers?!). There is plaster missing on the ceilings, the seats are very shabby and legroom is the worst I have ever experienced. However, as I already wrote, good quality productions are usually here and the prices are rarely outrageous.more

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