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Playhouse Whitley Bay

Playhouse Whitley Bay

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Type: Theatre

This 'state of the art' £8.5m refurbished venue plays host to top names in music, drama, theatre, dance and comedy. The venue boasts 638 luxury auditorium seats, a 10 seater corporate viewing suite and a contemporary look and feel to its bars and lounge area, which also features a superb sea view.

Having opened in September 2009, it boasts an elegant new glass foyer, front of house facilities, box office and bar facilities; in addition it also features a redesigned auditorium, new company room and chorus rooms.

The transformation of the venue, situated on Marine Avenue, is a key part of North Tyneside Council's £64million regeneration programme for Whitley Bay. It has also become an integral part of the local community programme, regularly playing host to productions from local artistic and drama groups.

The 2016 programme of events includes top names in music, comedy and children's entertainment including Russell Watson and Ken Dodd. Music acts pay tribute to some of the world's biggest stars with covers of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Buddy Holly. And, of course pantomimes return later in the year with some festive fun with the cast of Aladdin set to take the stage and make the whole family laugh. The 2016 programme has something for everyone!

The theatre has had a long history and has been an important part of the lives of many people living in and visiting the town.

Contact Details

Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE26 1LZ


Whitley Bay

Tel: +44 (0)844 248 1588

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)


Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Related Events

Tuesday, 16th January 2018 - Sunday, 21st January 2018

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society presents: Snow White
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Thursday, 25th January 2018 - Saturday, 27th January 2018

Whitley Bay Gang Show presents "Showtime"
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Monday, 29th January 2018 - Monday, 29th January 2018

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
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Tuesday, 30th January 2018 - Tuesday, 30th January 2018

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
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Friday, 2nd February 2018 - Friday, 2nd February 2018

The Only Way is 80s
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Saturday, 3rd February 2018 - Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Sing-a-long Beauty and the Beast
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Sunday, 4th February 2018 - Sunday, 4th February 2018

Let's Twist Again
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Wednesday, 7th February 2018 - Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Dance to the Music (Starring Kristina Rihanoff, Robin Windsor, and Oksana Platero)
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Thursday, 8th February 2018 - Thursday, 8th February 2018

Tenors Unlimited: Songs from Venice to Vegas
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Saturday, 10th February 2018

Rhinestone Cowboy: The Glenn Campbell Story
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Monday, 12th February 2018 - Monday, 12th February 2018

Crafty's Creepy Castle
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018 - Tuesday, 13th February 2018

The Mister Twister Magic Balloon and Magic Show
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Thursday, 15th February 2018 - Thursday, 15th February 2018

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show
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Friday, 16th February 2018 - Friday, 16th February 2018

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Saturday, 17th February 2018 - Saturday, 17th February 2018

Roy G Hemmings Motown & Philadelphia on Tour
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018 - Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Teardrop Support Group present 'Bring on the Girls'
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Thursday, 22nd February 2018 - Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Upbeat Beatles
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Friday, 23rd February 2018 - Friday, 23rd February 2018

Lloyd Cole - Performing The Lloyd Cole Song Book 1983 to 1996
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Saturday, 24th February 2018 - Saturday, 24th February 2018

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael
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Sunday, 25th February 2018 - Sunday, 25th February 2018

Jimmy Osmond - Moon River & Me
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Thursday, 1st March 2018 - Thursday, 1st March 2018

Eddie Hall - The World's Strongest Man
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Friday, 2nd March 2018 - Friday, 2nd March 2018

The Blues Band
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Saturday, 3rd March 2018 - Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook
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Sunday, 4th March 2018 - Sunday, 4th March 2018

The Jungle Book
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Friday, 9th March 2018 - Friday, 9th March 2018

The Bon Jovi Experience
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Saturday, 10th March 2018 - Saturday, 10th March 2018

The Stones
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Thursday, 15th March 2018 - Friday, 16th March 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
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Sunday, 18th March 2018 - Sunday, 18th March 2018

Grimethorpe Colliery Band
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Monday, 19th March 2018 - Monday, 19th March 2018

The Story of Guitar Heroes
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Monday, 19th March 2018 - Monday, 19th March 2018

The Story of Guitar Heroes
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Tuesday, 20th March 2018 - Tuesday, 20th March 2018

G4 - Live in Concert
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Friday, 23rd March 2018 - Friday, 23rd March 2018

Totally Tina
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Saturday, 24th March 2018 - Saturday, 24th March 2018

A Country Night in Nashville
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Wednesday, 28th March 2018 - Wednesday, 28th March 2018

All Our Yesterdays
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Thursday, 29th March 2018 - Thursday, 29th March 2018

The Story of Bart
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Saturday, 31st March 2018 - Saturday, 31st March 2018

The Counterfeit Group present 'The Counterfeit Sixties'
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Thursday, 5th April 2018 - Thursday, 5th April 2018

You've Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor & Carole King
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Tuesday, 10th April 2018 - Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain
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Wednesday, 11th April 2018 - Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired
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Thursday, 12th April 2018 - Thursday, 12th April 2018

The Carpenters Story
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Saturday, 14th April 2018 - Saturday, 14th April 2018

Let's Hang On - The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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Wednesday, 18th April 2018 - Saturday, 21st April 2018

Whitley Bay Operatic Society present '9 to 5: The Musical'
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Sunday, 22nd April 2018 - Sunday, 22nd April 2018

The Searchers
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Monday, 23rd April 2018 - Monday, 23rd April 2018

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE: This Is My Life
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Thursday, 26th April 2018 - Thursday, 26th April 2018

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
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Friday, 27th April 2018 - Friday, 27th April 2018

A Vision of Elvis
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Sunday, 29th April 2018 - Sunday, 29th April 2018

Eddi Reader
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Thursday, 3rd May 2018 - Thursday, 3rd May 2018

The Illegal Eagles
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Friday, 4th May 2018 - Friday, 4th May 2018

Arrival - The Hits of ABBA
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Sunday, 6th May 2018 - Sunday, 6th May 2018

David Starkey - 'Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?'
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Monday, 7th May 2018 - Monday, 7th May 2018

Rock Icons: A Classic Rock Odyssey
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Friday, 18th May 2018 - Friday, 18th May 2018

Material Girl - The Madonna Story
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Sunday, 20th May 2018 - Sunday, 20th May 2018

Dusty & The Shades of the 60s
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Monday, 21st May 2018 - Monday, 21st May 2018

The Fureys - Legends of Irish Music & Song
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Thursday, 24th May 2018 - Thursday, 24th May 2018

Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers Story
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Thursday, 14th June 2018 - Thursday, 14th June 2018

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Saturday, 16th June 2018 - Saturday, 16th June 2018

Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse: Rhythm of the Night
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Thursday, 28th June 2018 - Thursday, 28th June 2018

Les Musicals
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Sunday, 29th July 2018 - Sunday, 29th July 2018

Rhythm of the Dance
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Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Saturday, 4th August 2018

The Wizard of Oz
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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Blake - The Anniversary Tour
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Friday, 12th October 2018 - Friday, 12th October 2018

Best of Wham
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Road Directions

From the A1058 Coast Road, continue on the A1058 to the next roundabout. Turn left on the A192 Preston Road and across a roundabout and a mini roundabout. At the next roundabout (Foxhunters on right) turn right and continue on the A191 Hillheads Road. At the roundabout turn left to Whitley Bay town centre and then right then left in quick succession at two sets of traffic lights on to Park Avenue. The Playhouse is on the left with a car park in front of it.

Public Transport Directions

The Playhouse is about a 10-15 minute walk from both Whitley Bay & Monkseaton Metro Stations.