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Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

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Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Year opened: 1882
Capacity: 786

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Located near Trafalgar Square, The Playhouse is a West End Theatre, opened in 1882. It was originally built by F. H. Fowler and Hill with a larger seating capacity than it currently has. After being restored in 1907, it reopened as The Playhouse in 1987. From 1951 until 1976, the venue was used consistently by the BBC as a live performance recording studio. The Ambassador Group managed the venue from 2002, and in 2013, they bought full ownership of The Playhouse.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Kite Runner

    Booking until Aug 26

  • Derren Brown: Underground

    Opens Sep 11

The Kite Runner

Until August 26, 2017

This enchanting stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bittersweet tale of a friendship torn apart against the backdrop of Afganistan in tumult returns to London this summer for a limited run. Opening at Wyndham's theatre in January to a warm reception, fans will have another eight weeks to catch this moving play and experience the beautiful, moving and redemptive world of Amir and Hassan.

Derren Brown: Underground

September 11-October 4, 2017

Certainly veering to National Treasure status by now, consummate illusionist, showman, and talent Derren Brown returns to bamboozle and dazzle once more with his hit show Underground. A compendium of the best parts of his past shows revamped into a brand new show, expect the usual heady mix of multi-media presentation and display, mentalism and humour that'll leave you scratching your head for days after.

August '17
September '17

Sep 13-Oct 14, 2017

October '17

Sep 13-Oct 14, 2017

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