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About Playhouse Theatre

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. During work on the new building, part of the roof of the neighbouring Charing Cross railway station collapsed onto the theatre, causing it to be repaired. It opened as the Playhouse Theatre in 1907 and continued to host successful plays such as W. Somerset Maugham’s Home and Beauty.
Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5DE
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Transportation & Parking

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at the theatre and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. The nearest Q-Park car park is Trafalgar Square and the next nearest is Chinatown. Please note Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street is not currently part of this scheme. There are single and double yellow lines on the road of the theatre itself, and there is a Westminster City car park in Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, which is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the theatre. To park here, expect to pay £17 for up to four hours.
    District
    Circle
    Northern
    Bakerloo
    Embankment
    Northern
    Bakerloo
    Charing Cross
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