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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
I've been in much smaller venues, seating-wise. As an ample guy, I was not uncomfortable. Line-of-sight from most all seats in the stalls was excellent. Very nicely stocked bar. I do take issue with any live theater that sells potato chips/crisps. It encourages rude patrons to eat them during a performance.more
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
I wasn't overally impressed with this place. The staff are weird and robotic and a bit pushy in their sales tactics. I didn't like the show either so I'm not desperate to go back.more
Small but perfectly formed, nineteenth century theatre. Featuring the plasterwork that is typical of the era. However, this place has done it a little more tastefuly in white and gold, unlike the clawing pinks and blues you can find elsewhere.
The staff are friendly and charming.
I went to see Spamalot, which was great fun! And which is offering great value tickets at the moment.more