The address of the Playhouse Theatre is Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE. It’s close to Embankment tube station (Northern, Bakerloo, District and Circle lines) and a few minutes’ walk from Trafalgar Square. Charing Cross train station is also nearby. London Underground Northern or Bakerloo lines also serve this station.
If you are arriving by car or taxi you can be dropped off outside the main entrance. The nearest car park to the theatre is Q-park, Spring Gardens, SW1A 2TS. You can get a fifty percent discount on the parking fee if you validate your parking ticket at the theatre box office.
The main entrance to the theatre has three sets of half glazed wooden doors which open towards you, and once inside there are three steps up into the main foyer. The box office is now located on the far right hand side of the building.
There is an accessible toilet in the foyer, adapted for wheelchair use. Non-adapted toilets are in the Stalls Bar, Dress Circle, and Upper Circle.
Please ask a member of staff for your headset and large print or braille cast list. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes 15 minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat. Staff will be able to direct you.
There is level access from the Foyer to the Stalls Right seating, 3 steps to the Stalls Left seating, 28 steps up to the Dress Circle and 82 steps to the Upper Circle. Staircases have highlights and handrails.
There are stepped aisles on all levels apart from the first 4 rows of Stalls Right (A,B,C,D). The seats are upholstered in red and flip up when not in use.
There is a stage bound walkway in the centre of the Stalls auditorium which is used by actors during the performance creating an immersive feel.
Please note that this information has been provided by the theatre and you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
Further Information and Contact Details
At the Playhouse Theatre Guide dogs are welcome. Guide dogs are permitted in the auditorium at the end of a row in the stalls or staff will be happy to dog sit during the performance.
For these performances the theatre uses a radio system for audio description; the radio signal is transmitted across the whole auditorium. Receivers, either stethoscope models, or belt-pack models with separate headphones, will be supplied by the theatre and staff will demonstrate how to use them. You may want to bring your own headphones and request a belt-pack receiver.
If you have any queries about your visit you can call the theatre direct via the stage door, on 0207 925 7730. Alternatively you can call Customer Service 0844 871 7627. The Access Booking line number is 0800 912 6971.
The Playhouse Theatre is an ATG theatre. Further information is also available on their website: – atgtickets.com/venues/playhouse-theatre/information.