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Playhouse Theatre - Theater Information

Address:
Northumberland Ave, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DE, United Kingdom

London,

SEATING CAPACITY: 786


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Playhouse Theatre History

Originally opening on 11 March 1882 with a revival of ​Offenbach​’s ​Madam Favart​. The theatre was rebuilt in 1905 but during the work, part of the roof from the adjacent Charing Cross railway station collapsed and crashed through the roof and walls of the theatre. The building was repaired and re-opened as the ​Playhouse Theatre​ on 28th January 1907 with a one act play called ​The Drums of Oudh​ and a play called ​Toddles​, by ​Tristan Bernard and ​Andre Godfernaux. Since then, the ​Playhouse​ has hosted the likes of ​WS Gilbert​, legendary actress-manager Gladys Cooper​, the BBC, The Almeida Theatre Company, The Peter Hall Company and Janet McTeer​. In January 2003, Maidstone Productions became the new owners of the theatre. The Ambassador Theatre Group have maintained stewardship of Playhouse Theatre since 2003 and have since gone on to acquire 100% ownership. The theatre has most recently played host to shows such as ​Caroline, or Change​, ​The Best Man, and ​Glengarry Glen Ross. ​It is currently home to F​iddler On The Roof​ until November. ​Cyrano de Bergerac​ starring ​James McAvoy​ will follow, making its home in the Playhouse​ from the 27 November 2019 until 29 February 2020.

Shows at the Playhouse Theatre

DATES PRODUCTION
10/24/2022 - 11/19/2022 Daddy Issues (2022) Click Here to Buy Tickets
6/29/2022 - 9/10/2022 The Seagull (2022)
5/23/2022 - 8/27/2022 The Glass Menagerie (2022)
11/15/2021 - Cabaret (2021) Click Here to Buy Tickets
10/6/2020 - 12/19/2020 Good (2021) Click Here to Buy Tickets
6/10/2020 - 9/5/2020 A Doll's House (2020)
3/11/2020 - 5/30/2020 The Seagull (2020)
12/6/2019 - 2/29/2020 Cyrano de Bergerac (2019)
3/21/2019 - Fiddler on the Roof (2019)
11/20/2018 - 3/2/2019 Caroline, or Change (2018)
2/24/2018 - 5/26/2018 The Best Man (2018)
10/26/2017 - 2/3/2018 Glengarry Glen Ross (2017)
10/11/2017 - 10/14/2017 Derren Brown: Underground (2017)
11/4/2016 - An Inspector Calls (2016)
6/14/2016 - 10/29/2016 1984 (2016)
1/6/2010 - 11/26/2011 Dreamboats and Petticoats (2010)
10/20/2008 - 1/2/2010 La Cage Aux Folles (2008)
- The Jungle (2018)
- 1984 (2015)
- Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2015)
- Monty Python's Spamalot (unknown)


Playhouse Theatre Frequently Asked Questions

What show is next for Playhouse Theatre?
Playhouse Theatre's next show The Glass Menagerie which opened on 5/31/2022.

How many seats does Playhouse Theatre have?
Playhouse Theatre has 786 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Playhouse Theatre?
Dreamboats and Petticoats which ran from 1/6/2010 to 11/26/2011, Monty Python's Spamalot which ran from 11/14/2012 to 4/22/2014, La Cage Aux Folles which ran from 10/30/2008 to 1/2/2010, Good which ran from 12/31/2021 to 12/31/2022 and Fiddler on the Roof which ran from 3/21/2019 to 11/2/2019,

What show is currently in Playhouse Theatre?
Playhouse Theatre's current show is Daddy Issues which opened on 10/24/2022.