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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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'.

Sat 20 May

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


Poperatic man band.

Tue 19 Sep

£19.50 (£18.50) / 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

Bye Bye Baby: A Celebration Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

Jamie Ledwith scales the falsetto heights of Frankie Valli, along with snappy choreography and a vast catalogue of hits making for a memorable and unforgettable night of nostalgia.

Bye Bye Baby

The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Thu 12 Oct

£19.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Chicago Blues Brothers

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

Sat 6 May

Chris Bourne

The younger brother of Busted's James Bourne performs his own indie-pop material.

Fri 6 Oct


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

Fri 2 Jun

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Sat 14 Oct

An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing's Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup

Join Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing for an evening of dance, song and stories.

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 Fureys

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

Tue 16 May

£20 / 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

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

  • Directed by: Neal Foster
  • Written by: 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.

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Junco Partners

The Newcastle-based band, formed originally in 1964, performs its rhythm'n'blues songs.

Fri 30 Jun

The King Of Pop

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a Michael Jackson tribute show whose star performer Navi once earned a standing ovation from the King of Pop himself.

Fri 24 Nov

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Sat 13 May

£27.50–£75 / 0844 248 1588

Mark Watson: MW

A mixture of classic and new material from the comic.

Sun 19 Nov

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on his first ever live theatre tour in the UK. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Money For Nothing

A Dire Straits tribute band.

Sun 12 Nov

Ocean Film Festival

A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.

Thu 14 Sep

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Sat 23 Sep

Peter Pan

The tale of the boy who never grew up.

Ralph McTell

Folk singer-songwriter, famed for the Ivor Novello Award winning song 'The Streets of London'.

Fri 20 Oct

£24.50 / 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

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Thu 17 Aug

£20.50 / 0844 248 1588

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

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


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

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'.


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

Sat 18 Nov

£21 / 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.

Fri 5 May

£24–£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

Thu 19 Oct

£24–£24.50 / 0844 248 1588

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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

Tue 29 Aug

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

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 28 Apr

Walter Trout

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

Mon 1 May

£27.50 / 0844 248 1588

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