Playhouse Theatre Seating Plan


The Playhouse Theatre London is located in the heart of the city, near the famous Trafalgar Square with its towering bronze lions guarding Nelson’s Column and an array of London hotels. It originally opened as the Royal Avenue Theatre in 1882 and hosted comic operas and burlesques in its early years. It soon began presenting dramas, and in 1905 was rebuilt to Blow and Billerey’s designs. In 1951, the BBC took over the theatre and turned it into a studio for live performances. Legendary bands such as The Beatles, Queen and The Rolling Stones performed here. The BBC left the theatre in 1976 where it went into a state of disrepair, but in 1987 it was restored and opened again with the musical Girlfriend. In 1991, it was home to the Peter Hall Company, and the legendary director helmed such productions as The Rose Tattoo starring Julie Walters and Tartuffe.

Travel Information for the Playhouse Theatre
Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube Stations: Embankment Tube Station Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Northern
Nearest Rail Station: Charing Cross Station

Playhouse Theatre Venue Facilities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Infrared Hearing Loop
  • Toilets Wheelchair Accessible