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Playhouse Theatre, London

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  • seating plan
  • location: map and directions
  • theatre history
  • upcoming, current and past shows!
This beautiful curved building occupies a corner plot on the junction of Northumberland Avenue, right in the city’s heart near Trafalgar Square. Originally the Royal Avenue Theatre, it flung its magnificent doors open for the first time in 1882, soon finding fame for its popular comic operas and burlesques. By 1905 it has acquired a reputation for quality drama and was rebuilt. The venue opened again in 1907 until 1951, when the BBC turned it into a live performance space where bands like The Beatles rocked the rafters. In 1991 it became the Peter Hall Company’s home, with plays like The Rose Tattoo, My Name is Rachel Corrie and A Doll’s House. More recently theatre fans have flocked to see the musicals La Cage Aux Folles, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Simon Callow’s legendary one man masterpiece, The Mystery of Charles Dickens. We have a great range of Playhouse Theatre tickets on offer, perfect for an excellent night out, so click this way!