Playhouse Theatre - Current Show: Dreamboats and Petticoats

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Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE - Playhouse Theatre Tickets: 0871 297 5454

Playhouse Theatre in London West End

Playhouse Theatre, London West End

The Playhouse Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Northumberland Avenue, near Trafalgar Square. The Playhouse Theatre was built by F. H. Fowler and Hill with a seating capacity of 1,200. It was rebuilt in 1907 and still retains its original substage machinery. Its current seating capacity is 786.

Originally the Royal Avenue Theatre, it opened on March 11, 1882 with 679 seats. The first production at the Playhouse Theatre was Jacques Offenbach's Madame Favart. In its early seasons, the theatre hosted comic operas, burlesques and farces for several years.

The Playhouse Theatre is currently showing Dreamboats and Petticoats.