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Playhouse Theatre, London

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Good Value Seats

The front row of the Dress Circle is often discounted due to the curve of the balcony and offers exceptional value for money. Although there is slightly limited legroom, these seats are a great place to sit. Row E of the Dress Circle is usually discounted but offers great views. Avoid the Upper Circle where possible.

Premium Seats

The Stalls provide the best view of the stage, with no restrictions even at the very rear of the seating. Aim to sit as centrally as possible, as a gradual rake means that your view may be blocked by audience members seated at the rear. Alternatively, sit in the first three rows of the Dress Circle for musicals.

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Playhouse Theatre foyer is situated on Northumberland Avenue and is 3 steps above street level, through double doors. Alternatively, a temporary ramp is available for wheelchair users to enter the building.

The Stalls are step-free from foyer to seating. All other sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs as there is no customer lift.

Customer Assistance
Staff are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre and to help with the temporary ramp. All doors at the theatre are constantly manned, should assistance into the Stalls be required.

Transfers are available into aisle seats in the Stalls and all wheelchair users are advised to bring a companion. Staff can store wheelchairs at the rear of the Stalls for the duration of the performance. An at-seat service is available.

How to Book
For those who require special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Access patrons and their companions will receive significant discounts for performances.

For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0844 871 7677 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email:
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Past Shows


The Playhouse Theatre is a Victorian-style building, situated next to Embankment tube station and overlooking the River Thames. Since renovation in the early 1900's, the theatre reduced its seating capacity to fewer than 1,000, making it an intimate yet accessible venue for medium-scale musicals and plays. The Playhouse Theatre is renowned for its celebrity-filled productions which have included Tamsin Greig, Lindsay Lohan and Matthew Perry, as well as hosting the regularly returning 1984.

The auditorium is built in a traditional Franco-Venetian style and is split across three narrow levels. Sight-lines are very good, with no immediate obstructions in the more expensive seats, which are located in the Stalls.

Location and Map

Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5DE