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.

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Alice In Wonderland

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in Alice in Wonderland, a fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters…

Thu 23 Feb

Alice In Wonderland

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in Alice in Wonderland, a fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters…

Thu 23 Feb

Arrival: The Hits Of Abba

Relive the glory days of the Swedish foursome with hits including 'Mamma Mia, 'Waterloo', 'Dancing Queen', 'The Winner Takes It All' and 'Thank You For The Music'.

Sat 20 May

An Audience With Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe: 'Somewhere In Time'

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever… Strictly's favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these…

Back to Bacharach

A showcase of the music of Burt Bacharach.

Sat 11 Mar

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at…

Wed 25 Jan

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 17 Sep

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers

Rock'n'rollercoaster of a show featuring all the timeless classics from a band who have been on the tribute trail for 24 years.

Thu 11 May

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

Cbeebies Spotbots Present Treasure Island

An adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swashbuckling adventure, featuring Callum Donnelly, Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher from Spotbots.

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The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sat 6 May

Classic Clapton

Electrifying recreation of Clapton's stage show and greatest hits, including his work as part of a succession of bands and as a solo artist.

Fri 21 Apr

Cloudbusting

If you missed the lady herself's London performances, perhaps this'll do in case she waits decades between performances again.

Fri 2 Jun

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Thu 6 Apr

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Dan Cruickshank: The History Of Architecture In 100 Buildings

Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most inspirational and characterful world buildings. His selection includes many of the world's best known buildings that represent key pioneering…

David Starkey: Magna Carta

The UK's leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the 13th century agreement that, imperfect though it was, and radically modified in its first ten years, limited for the first time the power of the monarch by stating the basic rights, privileges, and liberties of leading citizens and…

Sun 29 Jan

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show

  • Directed by: Leanne Harwood

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Father Ted

The Whitley Bay Theatre Company return with more antics based on the classic Channel 4 comedy.

Wed 26 Jul

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 27 Jul

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 28 Jul

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Sat 29 Jul

£14 / 0844 248 1588

The Full Monty

Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

Wed 15 Feb

Thu 16 Feb

Fri 17 Feb

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G4

Former X Factor runners up perform pop-opera covers of well-known songs.

Fri 3 Mar

£27.50 / 0844 248 1588

Gary Mullen: Queen Tribute

Stars In Their Eyes winner performs rock classics recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the famous lead singer.

Sat 10 Jun

Goodnight Mr Tom: The Musical

Adaptation of Michelle Magorian's 1981 children's novel about an abused boy who is evacuated to the country during WWII and finds friendship with an elderly recluse.

…and 2 more dates until 28 May

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

Howard Jones

The pioneering multi-instrumentalist and popular singer, acclaimed for his performance at Live Aid in 1985, performs synth-pop and new wave.

Fri 24 Mar

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Ian Waite And Natalie Lowe

Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance…

Tue 11 Apr

Jimeoin: Renonsense Man

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Sun 19 Feb

Legend of A Band

Legend of a Band faithfully creates a tribute to the Moody Blues.

Sun 2 Apr

£23.50 / 0844 248 1588

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Sat 13 May

£27.50–£75 / 0844 248 1588

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Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Sat 15 Apr

Pitmen Poets

"An epic journey through the life and times of the people who made their living in the Northumberland and Durham coalfields. What a memorable night!" The Pitmen Poets  features four of the region’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer andsongwriter  Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and…

Fri 10 Feb

£18.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Thu 18 May

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Thu 9 Nov

The Searchers

The Searchers ´ remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the…

Thu 30 Mar

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Seriously Dead

A comedy starring Crissy Rock, Frazer Hines, Billy Pearce, Leah Bell and Paul Dunn, following a chain of extraordinary events that unfold one day in the quiet town of Olwinskirk.

Thu 4 May

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

Sat 28 Jan

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The story of one of music's most compelling duos.

Thu 26 Jan

Simon Weston CBE - 'My Life, My Story'

MY LIFE, MY STORY It was the conflict of a generation and one that many will never forget. On the second of April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands.The Islands, which had been controlled by Great Britain for nearly 150 years, became a battleground and the UK government were quick to defend both the Islands and…

Sat 25 Mar

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

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.

Fri 5 May

Ultimate Bowie

A show capturing the vocal style and visual spectacle of David Bowie's performances throughout the different stages of his career.

Sat 30 Sep

Walter Trout

Blues guitarist who has played with the likes of John Mayall, Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker.

Mon 1 May

You've Got a Friend

The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through their songs.

Fri 7 Apr

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