The Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre, originally known as the Royal Avenue Theatre, opened in 1882. The Theatre closed for refurbishment in 1905 and reopened under its current name in 1907. The venue staged the premier of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man and has hosted WS Gilbert, Gladys Cooper, The Almeida Theatre Company, The Peter Hall Company and Janet McTeer.

Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Playhouse Theatre! Explore the options below and find a way to make your time at our venue even more special.

The Ariel Lounge

Add that VIP Experience to your visit by pre-booking a table in our new and exclusive Ariel Lounge, designed by our partner British Airways. Places are limited so please book early to secure your private space. For more information please contact: [email protected]

Seating Plan

Download a copy of the Playhouse Theatre Seating Plan 

See more, for less!

Want to get closer to everything you love about the Playhouse Theatre? And save an average of £54 a year on tickets? Then why not join ATG TheatreCard today and open the curtains on your best experience yet.

The Playhouse Theatre Creative Learning

ATG’s Creative Learning team recognises how learning through a creative process can engage and stimulate students, providing workshops and programmes such as Work In Theatre. For more information on our work please email [email protected]