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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

  • 1984

    Booking until Oct 29

  • An Inspector Calls

    Opens Nov 04


Until October 29, 2016

Since the clocks first struck 13 in George Orwell's nightmare novel of government control 1984, we've been captivated by its themes of suppression of thought and expression, obsessed with analysing the surveillance led culture that surrounds us, and hoping that we are not yet fully in the thrall of the omnipotent Big Brother.

An Inspector Calls

November 4, 2016-February 4, 2017

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Daldry's landmark production of JB Priestly's scathing social commentary returns to the West End this November. First staged in 1992 for the National Theatre, Daldry's reimagining has come to be seen as the definitive staging of the mid 20th-century classic, bringing new audiences to the drawing room drama of the Birling family, and their contribution to the death of a young working class woman in the industrial Midlands of 1912.

October '16

Until Oct 29, 2016

November '16

Nov 4, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

December '16

Nov 4, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

January '17

Nov 4, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

February '17

Nov 4, 2016-Feb 4, 2017

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