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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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'.

Fri 4 May 2018

£21.50 / 0844 248 1588

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Thu 15 Mar 2018

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 2h 9min
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Choose Belle, the Beast, or both and sing the soundtrack to this Disney classic.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£15 / 0844 248 1588

Belly

The reunited alternative rock outfit from Boston perform in anticipation to the follow up of their 1995 album, King.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

£20 / 0844 248 1588

Belly

Tanya Donelly's alt.rockers are back together after a twenty year hiatus.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

£20 / 0844 248 1588

The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£23 / 0844 248 1588

The Bon Jovi Experience

Tribute to the New Jersey rockers.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£22 / 0844 248 1588

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£23 / 0844 248 1588

Cinderella

Classic panto action.

Tue 12 Dec

£9–£24 / 0844 248 1588

  • 10:00
  • 13:30

Wed 13 Dec

£9–£24 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 14 Dec

£9–£24 / 0844 248 1588

…and 20 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£19.50 / 01642 552663

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£25 / 0844 248 1588

Dance to the Music

A history of dance from the 20s to modern day. Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff (Strictly Come Dancing) and featuring a full cast of dancers including Chris Maloney (X Factor).

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£26–£50 / 0844 248 1588

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 6 May 2018

£18.50 / 0844 248 1588

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£24 / 0844 248 1588

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Sun 29 Apr 2018

£24.75 / 0844 248 1588

Eric Bibb

Well-travelled musical hobo showing off his wide ranging influences from the Mississippi Delta blues through Europe to Africa.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£25 / 0844 248 1588

FastLove

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

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£23.10 / 0844 248 1588

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Mon 21 May 2018

£20 / 0844 248 1588

G4

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

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£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.

Fri 8 Jun 2018

£21 / 0844 248 1588

Gavin Webster's Yuletide Complaint

'Tis the season to be…miserable as sin according to popular Geordie comedian, Gavin Webster. He's inviting North East audiences to delight in his misery by joining him at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay this festive season to laugh their Christmas socks off. A brand new show in the Webster comedy cannon, Gavin Webster's…

Fri 15 Dec

£15 (£13) / 0844 248 1588

  • 20:00

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£20 / 0844 248 1588

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

  • Directed by: Neal Foster
  • Written by: Neal Foster, Terry Deary

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Wed 11 Apr 2018

£14 / 0844 248 1588

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Thu 3 May 2018

£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Jungle Book

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's famous story about Mowgli and his friends by Immersion Theatre.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0844 248 1588

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 14 Apr 2018

£24 / 0844 248 1588

Let's Twist Again

Get your twist on with Chris Madin (singer for Strictly Come Dancing) who's presenting a night of 50s and 60s sounds.

Sun 4 Feb 2018

£20 / 0844 248 1588

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£24.75 / 0844 248 1588

Moon River And Me: Jimmy Osmond's Tribute To Andy Williams

Former child star Jimmy Osmond has a special place in the hearts of many who grew up in the 1970s. He began his performing career at three-years-old with crooner Andy Williams, appearing as part of the latter's television series. This year marks Jimmy's 50th anniversary in show business and he celebrates with a starring…

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£30–£75 / 0844 248 1588

Rhythm Of The Night: An Audience With Ian Waite And Oti Mabuse

The two Strictly Come Dancing stars perform a mixture of ballroom and Latin numbers.

Sat 16 Jun 2018

£27 / 0844 248 1588

Rock Icons

A journey through the eras of some of the world's greatest classic rock bands and albums, featuring the music of icons such as Deep Purple, Free, Bon Jovi, Toto, Rainbow, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, Status Quo, Yes, Van Halen and beyond.

Mon 7 May 2018

£12–£22 / 0844 248 1588

Roy G Hemmings Motown Hits Show

A celebration of timeless Motown and soul songs from the longest serving member of The Drifters.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

Sold out / 0844 248 1588

Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£27.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Searchers

The Searchers have survived multiple line-up changes as well as a schism of People's Front of Judea-style bitterness, the echoes of which twang across the internet to this day. Longest-lasting original member John McNally leads the band that gave us 'Needles and Pins' and 'Sweets for my Sweet', with Frank Allen, Spencer…

Sun 22 Apr 2018

£21 / 0844 248 1588

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£22 / 0844 248 1588

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£24 / 0844 248 1588

  • 19:30

Tue 16 Jan 2018

£13 / 0844 248 1588

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£13 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£13 / 0844 248 1588

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jan 2018

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.

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

Totally Tina

Tribute to the American singer Tina Turner. Totally Tina recreates the spectacle of her live shows with a six-piece live band, four dancers and Justine Riddoch’s impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. Featuring hits including 'Simply The Best' and 'What’s Love Got To Do With It?'.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£20 (£19) / 0844 248 1588

  • 19:30

A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£23 / 0844 248 1588

Wizard Of Oz

Dorothy and Toto head off on an adventure down the yellow brick road.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

£16 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 2 Aug 2018

£16 / 0844 248 1588

Fri 3 Aug 2018

£16 / 0844 248 1588

Sat 4 Aug 2018

£16 / 0844 248 1588

You've Got a Friend

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

Thu 5 Apr 2018

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

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