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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

  • An Inspector Calls

    Booking until Mar 25

  • David Baddiel: My Family - Not The Sitcom

    Opens Mar 28

An Inspector Calls

Until March 25, 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.

David Baddiel: My Family - Not The Sitcom

March 28-June 3, 2017

Following two hugely successful engagements at the Menier Chocolate Factory and a run at the Vaudeville Theatre last autumn comedian David Baddiel brings his hot show, My Family: Not the Sitcom back to the West End for a stint at the Playhouse Theatre from March 28th. My Family follows his hit 2014 show Fame: Not The Musical. Famed for his appearances on television with fellow comic Frank Skinner on Fantasy Football League and Baddiel and Skinner, the Jewish Londoner is well-known for his autobiographical shows that examine his relationship with celebrity, and now provides a bittersweet insight into his chaotic family life.

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