Playhouse Theatre

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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
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Address: Northumberland Avenue
London
WC2N 5DE
Transport: Embankment tube
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Dianne H
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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.