Playhouse Whitley Bay

Playhouse, NE26 1LZ Whitley Bay

Venue information

The re-furbished Playhouse, Whitley Bay is a superb £8.5m entertainment facility serving the people of North Tyneside and beyond. This 'state of the art' venue is the flagship of a major re-generation project, breathing new life into this famous coastal resort. The venue boasts 628 seats, a 10 seater Corporate viewing suite and a contemporary look and feel to its bars and lounge area, which features a superb sea view. Re-opened in September 2009, the venue boasts an elegant new glass foyer, front of house facilities, box office and bar facilities; and also features a redesigned auditorium with new seating, company room & dressing 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.

Currently there are no events for the Playhouse Whitley Bay .

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
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.

Bus Routes
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 -

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 Policy
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.

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.

PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10.30am - 2.30pm
The PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay Box Office has a low window to facilitate wheelchair access to services.

Please note all tickets are subject to availability.