This 'state of the art' £8.5m refurbished venue is the flagship of a major re-generation project, breathing new life into this famous coastal resort. 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 theatre has had a long history and has been an important part of the lives of many people living in and visiting the town.
To commemorate these memories, a time capsule in the form of a wooden box has been made by longtime theatre supporter Rid Stokoe, and filled with a collection of memorabilia from it's proud past.
A specially-commissioned installation by artist Rolf Wojciechowski, is proudly displayed in the North corridor of the theatre to mark the re-opening of the Playhouse Whitley Bay in 2009.
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The nearest Metro Station is Monkseaton Metro Station. Leave the Station and turn left to the end of Norham Road. Turn right and walk down Marine Avenue for 15 minutes and you will see the PLAYHOUSE on your right.
From Whitley Bay Station go straight ahead down Station Road at the end of the road turn left onto Whitley Road and the turn second right onto Park Road and follow this road diectly to the PLAYHOUSE.
Nearby routes, 17, 17a, 1, 309 & 310.
A public car park is available next to the PLAYHOUSE, could you kindly respect the permit parking on the street for local residents.
Find us with your Sat Nav - NE26 1LT
To ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the PLAYHOUSE we will try to accommodate all reasonable needs.
To make an accessibility booking please call 0191 251 5484, please leave a message and you will be call back as soon as possible.
Or email you booking request to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brochures are available in large print upon request.
There are four designated wheelchair bays.
The main auditorium is accessible by a ramp. There is a lift which travels to the first floor.
There are two accessible toilets located on the ground floor foyer.
The free car park located next to the PLAYHOUSE has five Blue Badge Holder spaces.
Carers may receive a free ticket, on the production of a relevant Carer ID/document.
A group booking where carers are required to attend, free tickets will be issued relevant to the group size and needs.
Once an initial booking is made a copy of the carer's ID can be retained by the PLAYHOUSE to allow smoother booking in the future.
Hearing 'T' Loop System.
Please advise when booking if access to the ‘T’ loop system is required. Rows D – M are located within the ‘T’ Loop System.
Guide, hearing and other assistance dogs are welcome. Please be advised that some performances may have loud bangs; we recommend that show content is checked for suitability.