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Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre London

Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 28 January 1907
Theatre designed by: Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey / F. H. Fowler
First production: The Drums of Oudh, and Toddles
Number of seats: 786
Other info:The Playhouse was a reconstruction of the Royal Avenue Theatre (also known as the Avenue Theatre), designed by F. H. Fowler, which opened on 11 March 1882 but was damaged by the collapse of part of Charing Cross Station on 5 December 1905; the reconstructed theatre opened as the Playhouse Theatre, designed by Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey on 28 January 1907.
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