Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
Market Street West, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HB
  • Telephone 01772 252288
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  • Website prestonplayhouse.co.uk
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he Playhouse has been in the business of amateur dramatics since 1949. Transformed into a theatre just after the war by Preston Drama Club with the help of many generous patrons, it has provided local drama and dance groups with modern facilities to produce a variety of shows, plays and performances over the years.

The Playhouse is open to any group of performers or organization who wish to hire its stage, auditorium, conference and rehearsal rooms, or bar for any occasion. For details, see Theatre Hire It is clear that the effort of a great many people is essential in keeping the Playhouse running year after year. All of the people involved are volunteers. And without their hard work, ideas and enthusiasm the show, quite literally, would not go on. In return, these volunteers make great friends, are involved in amazing entertainment and have a great deal of fun.

The Playhouse and the drama groups would like you to come and work with us, and learn anything from props to producing, from set design to sound mixing. There is something for everyone; take a look at our activities page and see how you can get involved, or email getinvolved@prestonplayhouse.co.uk

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Events at this venue

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth By Richard Curtis, Ben Elton & David Lloyd It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haigs big push. For Captain Edmund Blackadder, however, its something hes…

Wed 27 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 28 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 29 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 30 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Calendar Girls The Musical

A little bit of Yorkshire is coming to Lancashire in June 2022 Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to announce their 2022 production of this amazing musical from the pens of Tim Firth and Gary Barlow. The death of a much loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute to do…

Wed 8 Jun 2022

£11–£13 / 01772 252288

Thu 9 Jun 2022

£11–£13 / 01772 252288

Fri 10 Jun 2022

£11–£13 / 01772 252288

Sat 11 Jun 2022

£11–£13 / 01772 252288

DeathTrap

A thriller by Ira Levin Directed by Kate Haworth & Carol Caine This ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. An unknown playwright Clifford Anderson sends his new thriller to award winning Broadway author…

Wed 6 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 7 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 8 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 9 Apr 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Don't You Want Me?

Dont You Want Me? By Andy Bennison In the 1980s, the Craven Street Community Centre Discos were legendary. With the building due for demolition there is one last chance for old friends to meet again after nearly forty years. Its a night for dancing, drinking, reminiscing and the re-opening of old wounds. Its the end of an…

Wed 26 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 27 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 28 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

An Evening Of Christmas Magic

THE FRECKLETON BAND and singers fromTHE PRESTON MUSICAL COMEDY SOCIETYwithAN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS MAGICThe perfect way to start the Festive Season

Sat 4 Dec

£12 / 01772 252288

The Farndale Avenue Drama Society Murder Mystery

A Comedy By David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr Directed by Richard Catmore The members of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are relieved and excited to be able to perform their latest production, Murder at Checkmate Manor, at The Playhouse, Prestons foremost theatre! Though more used to playing on their own little…

Wed 25 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 26 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 27 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 28 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Generations Apart

A play by Peter Gordon Directed by Debbie Taylor Set on the Isle of Wight, Generations Apart is a humorous and poignant trip back to the 60s, when cultures clashed and the old values were challenged. When Paul meets free spirited Anne and runs off to a commune during the pop festival of 1969, his decision has…

Wed 23 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 24 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 25 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 26 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Roll up! Roll up! The Circus is in town! This year Preston Musical Comedy Society are presenting their traditional family pantomime with a production of Tom Whalley's "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" Dame Gertie Dollop runs the show with her son, Silly Billy but they have fallen on hard times. Particularly with the…

Fri 10 Dec

£9–£35 / 01772 252288

Sat 11 Dec

Sold out / 01772 252288

Sun 12 Dec

£9–£35 / 01772 252288

…and 6 more dates until 21 Dec

H M S Pinafore

Ahoy Matey, It H M S Pinafore. or The lass that loved a sailor. H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened at the Opera Comique in London, on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, which was the second-longest…

Wed 9 Mar 2022

£12 / 01772 252288

Thu 10 Mar 2022

£12 / 01772 252288

Fri 11 Mar 2022

£12 / 01772 252288

Sat 12 Mar 2022

£12 / 01772 252288

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Fri 3 Dec

£13 / 01772 252288

Ladies Down Under

A play by Amanda Whittington

Wed 9 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 10 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 11 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 12 Feb 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Murdered to Death

A Comedy by Peter Gordon This hilarious spoof of the best of Agatha Christie traditions is set in a country manor with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight.  The butler, Colonel, French art dealer, bumbling police inspector, the local sleuth are all caught up in side splitting antics following the death…

Wed 11 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 12 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 13 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 14 May 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Neville's Island

A Comedy by Tim Firth Directed by Janet Dawson Nevilles Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their depth businessmen on an out-of-control team building exercise! Shipwrecked in the Lake District, with only a sausage between them the unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as a…

Wed 12 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 13 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 14 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 15 Jan 2022

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Spider's Web

A Murder Mystery by Agatha Christie Directed by Mark Howard Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, is adept at spinning tales of adventure but when a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she…

Wed 17 Nov

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 18 Nov

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 19 Nov

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 20 Nov

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Time of my Life

Time of my Life By Alan Ayckbourn When Gerry Stratton plans a family meal out with his two grown up sons to celebrate his wife, Laura's 54th birthday and proposes an almost prophetic toast to 'happy times', he has no idea of the events that will unfold over the course of that evening. Family skeletons intrude on cheerful…

Wed 20 Oct

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Thu 21 Oct

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Fri 22 Oct

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

Sat 23 Oct

£10–£11 / 01772 252288

True Tales of the Tour de France: Carlton Kirby in Conversation

We are delighted to welcome Carlton Kirby, the Voice of Cycling, to Bournemouth, for an evening of tall tales and frank opinions from his 25 years’ covering the sport. In a funny and revealing evening for all cycling fans, Carlton will be sharing his front-row experiences from the Tour de France and other big races – plus…

Wed 3 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01202 203630