The Playhouse

The Playhouse

The Playhouse - Credit: Archant

Located in the centre of Weston-super-Mare, The Playhouse is a friendly and welcoming 664 seat theatre which offers a lively and diverse programme of events to meet the entertainment, creative and educational requirements of its local and surrounding community.

The high quality programme of professional and community events includes around 300 performances per year including music, theatre, comedy, dance, musicals, film, children’s shows and the jewel of the year - the pantomime.


The Playhouse is available for hire for both community and professional shows and as a venue for conferences, meetings and corporate events. In addition to the main auditorium the theatre’s facilities include a licensed bar, meeting and rehearsal spaces and full disabled access.


For a selection of shows each season, customers can enjoy Pre-Theatre Dining at the theatre’s sister venue, The Winter Gardens. Meals will be available up to 2 ½ hours prior to the show to give you plenty of time to eat. Plus our plush, well stocked bar is open 1 hour before the performance for pre-show drinks and you can also order interval drinks during this time.


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Friends of the Playhouse play a big part in the running of the theatre. This friendly group of volunteers aid the staff in taking tickets, selling programmes, organise coffee mornings most Saturdays in the theatre, raise funds for the theatre, organise social events, theatre trips and days out. They are also entitled to a 15% discount on selected shows each season. If you are interested in joining The Friends of the Playhouse, you can pick up an application form available from the Friends Information board in the foyer.