Playhouse Whitley Bay

Playhouse Whitley Bay
Playhouse Whitley Bay
Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear, NE26 1LZ
  • Telephone 0844 248 1588
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat 10.30am–2.30pm.
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  • Website www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
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Open since 2009, Whitley Bay Playhouse has 638 auditorium seats and a 10-seater corporate viewing suite, alongside a sea view. The Playhouse is so important to the local community that a time capsule was created to commemorate its past.

Events at this venue

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Abba Arrival

Sweden's most famous export get yet another tribute.

Sun 19 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Aladdin

Traditional pantomime about the thief and the princess who loves him.

Tue 14 Jan 2020

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Wed 15 Jan 2020

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 16 Jan 2020

£14 / 0844 248 1588

…and 3 more dates until 19 Jan 2020

Be Bop A Lula

Rock'n'roll West End-style show featuring tributes to the golden age of rock: Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison.

Sat 27 Jul

£23 / 0844 248 1588

Black Dyke Band

  • Directed by: Joseph Cullen (cond)

Yorkshire bred brass from the innovative band who have in the past collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, Elton John and The Beatles.

Sun 16 Jun

£21.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Bob Dylan Story

A tribute to a singer-songwriting icon.

Sat 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Carole: The Music of Carole King

Musical journey through the life and career of the great American songwriter Carole King.

Thu 14 Nov

£27.02 / 0844 248 1588

Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum

Circus show featuring a shock / horror story and magic.

Tue 19 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

Sat 12 Oct

£27 / 0844 248 1588

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sat 26 Oct

£29.50–£32.50 / 0844 248 1588

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Sun 20 Oct

£23 / 0844 248 1588

Focus

Dutch prog rock band, who scarred many a youngster in the 70s with their wailing appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Wed 23 Oct

£21 / 0844 248 1588

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Thu 25 Jul

£18.70 / 0844 248 1588

Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann & Henry Blofeld – Dancing Down The Wicket After two sell out tours with ‘The Great British Spin Off’ great mates Graeme Swann and Henry Blofeld are back on the road in 2019. With Graeme hot off the dance floor and Henry’s quick wit, storytelling and sparkling personality in equally good shape, the show…

Sun 17 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

The Greatest Showman

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Thu 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 3 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Into The Groove

Tribute to the iconic American singer-songwriter Madonna.

Thu 19 Sep

£24 / 0844 248 1588

Isla Grant

Scottish-born singer who has achieved major success in Ireland with her take on traditional folk.

Thu 7 Nov

£20 / 0844 248 1588

Jack and the Beanstalk

Christmas pantomime featuring Jack and his mighty vegetation.

Sat 30 Nov

£16–£26 / 0844 248 1588

Sun 1 Dec

£16–£26 / 0844 248 1588

Tue 3 Dec

£16–£26 / 0844 248 1588

…and 28 more dates until 4 Jan 2020

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Fri 11 Oct

£29.50 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 18 Sep 2020

£29.50 / 0844 248 1588

Tue 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Live/Wire: AC/DC Tribute

Very timely AC/DC tribute act.

Sat 16 Nov

£19.25 / 0844 248 1588

Lulu

Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Sun 29 Sep

£35–£40 / 0844 248 1588

Mad About the Musicals

Showcase of show tunes from the West End and Broadway.

Wed 25 Sep

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Fri 27 Sep

£25.50 / 0844 248 1588

Nadine Shah

Northern post-punk singer-songwriter.

Mon 8 Jul

£19.80 / 0844 248 1588

Ocean Film Festival

A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans. The 2019 festival's Edinburgh date has been confirmed, with more Scottish dates to be announced soon.

Sat 28 Sep

£12 / 0844 248 1588

Rapunzel

Hair-raising summer pantomime about a girl with magical tresses.

Wed 31 Jul

£16 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 1 Aug

£16 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 2 Aug

£16 / 0844 248 1588

…and 2 more dates until 4 Aug

The Rubettes

Three of the original Rubettes line up, Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke play their hits (including ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Juke Box Jive,’ ‘I Can Do It’, ‘Foe Dee O Dee’ and ‘Little Darling’) and talk about their time as a band.

Tue 22 Oct

£23.50 / 0844 248 1588

Ruby Wax: Frazzled 'A Guide To Mindfulness'

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose…

Fri 25 Oct

£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Thu 10 Oct

£26.50 / 0844 248 1588

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Thu 26 Sep

£22.50 / 0844 248 1588

Steve Steinman's Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story

New Meat Loaf-inspired show by Steve Steinman.

Fri 15 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Story of Guitar Heroes

Tribute to guitar-playing legends.

Wed 2 Oct

£22 / 0844 248 1588

Wed 11 Sep

£15 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 12 Sep

£15 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 13 Sep

£15 / 0844 248 1588

Sat 14 Sep

£15 / 0844 248 1588

T-Rextasy

Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers, brace yourselves.

Fri 8 Nov

£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sun 3 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

An adaptation of the children's short story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Tue 6 Aug

£12 / 0844 248 1588

Wed 7 Aug

£12 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 8 Aug

£12 / 0844 248 1588

Top Dog Film Festival

Film festival celebrating the bond between man and dog portrayed in cinema.

Tue 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

UK Pink Floyd Experience

A tribute show that spans Pink Floyd's back-catalogue from Dark Side to The Division Bell.

Sun 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1588

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 7 Sep

£25 / 0844 248 1588

You Win Again

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£24 / 0844 248 1588

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