Playhouse Whitley Bay

Playhouse, NE26 1LZ Whitley Bay

Venue information

Venue Information

This 'state of the art' £8.5m refurbished venue is the flagship of a major regeneration 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, Playhouse Whitley Bay 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.

The Playhouse is managed by SMG, who locally own and manage Newcastle's 11,000+ seater Metro Radio Arena.

A seating plan for the venue can be viewed here.

Box Office

The venue box office is open from 10am - 4pm Mon-Fri, and 10.30am - 2.30pm on Saturdays.

Los Endos - Ultimate Genesis

21/10/17 / 19:30

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Mister Twister's Not So Scary Halloween Show

Mister Twister's Not So Scary ...

23/10/17 / 10:00

Mister Twister is back once again with a NEW Family Show, filled with Spooky Magic, Traditional Halloween Music, G...

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Charlie Landsborough

24/10/17 / 19:30

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Circus of Horrors: Voodoo VaudEvil

25/10/17 / 19:30

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27/10/17 / 20:00

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Tickets from £16.60
Playhouse Whitley Bay
4.5 (6 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

Barbara, 17/11/14
We were impressed. It had everything we needed for our comfort. Particularly liked the parking right next to the theatre.
Shakespeare School Festival (17/11/14) - Wonderful
What a treat to see such young people involved in Shakespeare. They were wonderful and we loved every minute of it.
Ian Fowler, 03/11/14
Elkie Brooks (03/11/14) - Magic Night
First saw Elkie 30 years ago in Portsmouth she has not lost any of her magic or power she is a wonderful performer the whole evening was wonderful
nicky p and viv, 03/11/14
Elkie Brooks (03/11/14) - Elkie Brooks and Band
really great night with a fabulous performance from Elkie and a superb band of musicians with her. Acoustic balance was great as was every individual band member. Good variation in the range of her repertoire
Address: Playhouse
Playhouse, NE26 1LZ Whitley Bay
Public transport

By Metro

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, then turn second right onto Park Road and follow this directly to the Playhouse.

To plan your route, or for more information, visit Nexus.

Travel free on the Metro with your theatre ticket (up to two hours before and after the performance) – simply retain your theatre ticket for inspection by Metro Staff. At stations with ticket gates in operation, show your ticket to the member of Metro staff on duty at the gates.

By Bus

Nearby bus routes include 17, 17a, 1, 309 and 310.

By road
Find us with your Sat Nav - NE26 1LT.


A public car park is available next to the Playhouse – please kindly respect the permit parking on the street for local residents.


Booking Information

To make an accessibility booking, please call 0191 251 5484, leave a message with your contact details and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.

Alternatively, email your booking request to

Event information is available in large print upon request.

Accessible Seating

There are four designated wheelchair bays. The main auditorium is accessible by a ramp. There is a lift which travels to the first floor.

Accessible Facilities

There are two accessible toilets, located on the ground floor foyer.

Accessible Parking

The free car park located next to the Playhouse has five Blue Badge Holder spaces.

Personal Assistant Policy

Where a patron with disabilities requires a personal assistant to attend, then the combined total cost for patron and personal assistant will be equivalent to the full price of one ticket.

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.

Assistance Dogs

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.

Box Office

The Playhouse Whitley Bay Box Office has a low window to facilitate wheelchair access to services.