Playhouse Theatre

Theatre Charing Cross
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Playhouse Theatre

Once renowned for its burlesque shows, Playhouse Theatre showed a stunning return to form in 2008 when ‘La Cage aux Folles’ transferred from The Menier Chocolate Factory. The frou frou chorus – and the love story between a drag club owner and his main attraction – enticed a steady stream of punters, while Graham Norton replacing Douglas Hodge as the aging star resulted in a surge of fresh interest. Prior to returning to its cabaret roots, Playhouse was used variously as a highbrow theatre, West End funhouse and, rather randomly, a BBC radio studio where ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and ‘The Goon Show’ were recorded.

Venue name: Playhouse Theatre
Address: Northumberland Avenue
Transport: Embankment tube
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Kevin W

A quirky theatre that is in need of some slight upgrades, especially the upper floor bar/waiting area. Listened to some great advice to get cheap tickets in the front row of the Upper Circle. Amazing view, with no issues of legroom (reason for being cheap), unless you are especially tall or have general concerns with legroom. Wouldn't advice going too early due to its limited waiting/lounge areas. Maybe grab a drink elsewhere before the show instead of the ticket+drinks deal that are available.

Dianne H

I was here recently to see the play End of Longing, which I was longing to end! Not Matthew Perry at his best sadly, however the theatre itself is a little treat.

We had upper dress circle tickets to the side and even though we were high up we could see the stage perfectly fine. I am always hesitant in booking seats up in the Gods, but the viewing was well tiered so would definitely book cheaper tickets here again!

There is also a cute little bar just before the dress circle, so you don’t have to queue to get served on the ground floor.