Playhouse Theatre



Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre is a London West End theatre near Trafalgar Square. In 1951  it was taken over by the BBC and used as a recording studio for live performances and has hosted huge names from KISS, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. It returned to being a theatre after a hiatus and has been home to J.B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, Richard Eyre’s Olivier Award-winning Vincent in Brixton, and more recently La Cage Aux Follies. Book tickets today for the refreshingly funny show Fiddler on the Roof.

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Access description: Level access through double doors opening outwards from the pavement. Box Office on the left, then 3 shallow steps up to foyer. No further steps into Stalls seating. 28 steps up to Dress Circle and 82 steps up to Upper Circle. Staircases have highlights and hand rails. Hard flooring in foyer for wheelchairs. Theatre opens 30min before performance.

Sound Amplification: Induction loop system at Box Office. Infra-red system in auditorium. 11 headsets and 3 loops.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff also available to dog-sit in foyer or Box Office.

Disabled Access: Contact the Box Office in advance so that the ramp (steep) can be placed over the 3 shallow steps inside the main entrance. No steps to the Stalls, which are on a shallow rake. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at G1 and G24. Companions can sit in same row. Scooter users can access the foyer and stalls, but must transfer. Transfer seating available to any Stalls aisle seat. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.

Toilets: Toilets off the restaurant bar, the Royal Circle and the Upper Circle.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer to the right of the Stalls entrance.

No video cameras or recording devices allowed.

Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat.

Playhouse Theatre Seating plan