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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

  • Derren Brown: Underground

    Booking until Oct 04

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Opens Oct 26

Derren Brown: Underground

Until 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.

Glengarry Glen Ross

October 26, 2017-February 3, 2018

David Mamet's searing look at the cost of greed and the lure of riches makes a welcome return to London this autumn in this new production led by Christian Slater and Kris Marshall. Considered a modern American classic, Mamet introduces us to four Chicago real estate agents who, upon learning their jobs are in danger, will settle at nothing to protect them. Robert Glenister, Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington round out what is sure to be a stunning and provocative revival.

September '17

Sep 27-Oct 14, 2017

October '17

Sep 27-Oct 14, 2017

Oct 26, 2017-Feb 3, 2018

November '17

Oct 26, 2017-Feb 3, 2018

December '17

Oct 26, 2017-Feb 3, 2018

January '18

Oct 26, 2017-Feb 3, 2018

February '18

Oct 26, 2017-Feb 3, 2018

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