Small but perfectly formed, nineteenth century theatre. Featuring the plasterwork that is typical of the era. However, this place has done it a little more tastefuly in white and gold, unlike the clawing pinks and blues you can find elsewhere.
The staff are friendly and charming.
I went to see Spamalot, which was great fun! And which is offering great value tickets at the moment.
Seen a couple of plays here, usually has very good quality productions but the theatre itself I fear has seen better days (needs some fundraising - any takers?!). There is plaster missing on the ceilings, the seats are very shabby and legroom is the worst I have ever experienced. However, as I already wrote, good quality productions are usually here and the prices are rarely outrageous.
I wasn't overally impressed with this place. The staff are weird and robotic and a bit pushy in their sales tactics. I didn't like the show either so I'm not desperate to go back.
Here's the thing we learned about the Playhouse Theatre. They start on time. Like, right on time. If you are a minute late to a show, the show will have started already. And the usher will give you a look.
That being said, even though we were late due to dealing with an amazingly terrible bar nearby, they took us up the stairs and snuck us right to our seats. Yay.
We bought last minute terrible tickets to the awesome Spamalot and had a lot of fun. There are a few things to note about the cheap seats in the back of the balcony. Due to it being so high, the seats are even higher, making it a little tough to get comfortable at first. Settle in and it all works out though, it just took me by surprising that first moment. Still, even for being all the way in the back, we could see almost everything and the audio was great and could hear every line. A lot of fun for all.
Also if Spamalot is still running there, I recommend it for sure. Silly fun for all.
Drinks are overpriced but not overly so and the bar staff moves quick and friendly. You can also pre-order your drinks to be picked up right at intermission if you know what you're going to want beforehand.
Enjoy the show.
Lovely little theatre. Nice staff.
Only gripe is the seats are tiny in the front few rows of the stalls. I was in row D, and sat next to 2 other women who weren't big, but we kept bumping into each other regardless. Not much legroom too, even though I'm only 5"2.
This great theatre is down by Embankment Tube, a really nice place away from the main theatres.
Footloose played there for a while, but has begun to tour the UK again. The two lead singers had the most amazing voices, and it was a play where you just wanted to jump into the aisles and dance. But theatre moves on, and a goody for the children is the recent beginning of The Adventures of Tintin, which begins at 7.15pm - great to get kids home early.
It may sound childish but it really is good fun based on 'Tintin in Tibet', so expect to see the usual characters, good and bad.
I recently saw Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. It is easily accesible from the tube station, and a lovely theatre. The acoustics are great and the seats are comfortable. Drinks are (somewhat) affordable. Definitely worth checking out.
Loved the place good views where I was seated would go there again.
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