The latest music, comedy and family events in the heart of Whitley Bay

Event Calendar

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Monday 26th September 2016

Professor Robert Winston - 'Modifying Humans: Where does genetics stop?'

Monday 26th September 2016

History shows that humans are obsessed with their genes. Does the sequencing of the human genome really herald a new opportunity for medicine or is there a darker side that we ignore?

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Thursday 29th September 2016

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

Thursday 29th September 2016

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with...

Friday 30th September 2016

Ultimate Bowie

Friday 30th September 2016

“Ultimate Bowie” pays tribute to the work of this global super-star, in a show that is visually stunning and vocally impressive.

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Saturday 1st October 2016

The Sinatra & Friends Holographic Concert

Saturday 1st October 2016

The Sinatra & Friends Holographic Concert is a unique live visual and auditory spectacle performed by an incredible cast of live singers and musicians as well as Holographic presences of the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald & more…

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Simon Weston CBE - 'My Life, My Story'

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Simon Weston - My Life, My Story is a truly inspirational show about one man's journey from the front line of war, being on the edge of death, to today being a happy and contented Father, Grandfather and national treasure.

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Your Bard - An Audience with Will Shakespeare

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Ladies and gentlemen raise your glasses – Your Bard!

Wednesday 5th October 2016

The Chinese State Circus *RESCHEDULED*

Wednesday 5th October 2016

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”...

Thursday 6th October 2016

Bye Bye Baby: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Thursday 6th October 2016

Bye Bye Baby takes you back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease.From ...

Friday 7th October 2016

The Counterfeit Seventies

Friday 7th October 2016

The Counterfeit Seventies comes to the Playhouse for the very first time this October! Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show fro...

Saturday 8th October 2016

Joe McElderry - Northern Light Tour 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

Following his sixth month run as Joseph in Bill Kenwright's production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Joe is excited to bring his brand new show to Whitley Bay. Joe rose to fame af...

Sunday 9th October 2016

The Carpenters Story

Sunday 9th October 2016

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter.

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Kate Rusby

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel...

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Thursday 13 October 2016

Paul Zerdin: Spongefinger (14+)

Thursday 13 October 2016

America's Got Talent winner 2015, Paul Zerdin, returns to the UK fresh from headl...

Friday 14th October 2016

Gavin Webster European Tour

Friday 14th October 2016

Gavin Webster returns to The Playhouse as part of his new European tour. The self styled ‘Pirate King’ of Tyneside who has a cult following throughout the region is back on home soil with a brand new...

Saturday 15th October 2016

The Illegal Eagles

Saturday 15th October 2016

Long established as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return for yet another outstanding show promising more of their tight harmonies, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Sunday 16th October 2016

Dudman Academy of Performing Arts Presents ‘Back to the Future’

Sunday 16th October 2016

Dudman Academy Of Performing Arts presents 'Back To The Future', featuring Music and Dance from the 1920's through the decades to 2016...

Thursday 20th October 2016

Immersion Theatre presents ‘Journey’s End’

Thursday 20th October 2016

Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German attack looms over the battalion. As final orders are received, Stanhope must stir his men to overcome the uncertainty of the unknown, make the ultimate sacrifice and prepare to “go over the top” in a truly heart wrenching climax.

Friday 21st October 2016

That'll Be The Day

Friday 21st October 2016

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show!

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Legend of a Band - A Tribute to The Moody Blues

Saturday 22nd October 2016

A serious celebration of THE MOODY BLUES in sound and vision...

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Milly Performance Academy Limited presents 'Dance with a Twist'

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Milly performance Academy presents "Dance with a Twist", a show of two halves...

Monday 24th October 2016

The Little Mix Experience

Monday 24th October 2016

If you’re a fan of one of X Factor’s finest exports, you’re sure to L.O.V.E. The Little Mix Experience! Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest Girl-Bands.

Tuesday 25th October 2016

Artistes International Management Ltd presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

Tuesday 25th October 2016

It’s celebration time under the sea and everyone is very excited. Everyone, that is, except for Arabelle, the King’s daughter...

Wednesday 26th October 2016

PLAYHOUSE Playtime: Mister Twister's Not So Scary Halloween Show

Wednesday 26th October 2016

Mister Twister's Not So Scary Halloween Show

Thursday 27th October 2016

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers NOW & THEN tour 2016

Thursday 27th October 2016

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers NOW & THEN tour 2016

Friday 28th October 2016

Ultimate Genesis – Los Endos

Friday 28th October 2016

The "A Trick of the Tail Tour" was a North American and European tour by Genesis - the tour began in March 1976 in Canada and ended on July 1976 in Luton. This was a crucial point in the ...

Saturday 29th October 2016

That's Showbiz

Saturday 29th October 2016

That's Showbiz

Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th November 2016

Whitley Bay Operatic Society presents ‘Spamalot’

Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th November 2016

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibl...

Monday 7th November 2016

Ned Boulting - Bikeology

Monday 7th November 2016

Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting presents for the first time an honest, self-effacing walk through the world of Bikeology. What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur?

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016

Wednesday 9th November 2016

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK's largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.

Friday 11th November 2016

Elkie Brooks

Friday 11th November 2016

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced.

Saturday 12th November 2016

Roy Wood & his Band - 'Xmas Show Special'

Saturday 12th November 2016

Featuring Roy Wood & his band performing all his classic hits, "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Flowers In The Rain", "Blackberry Way", "California Man", "See My Baby Jive", "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"…

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Jamie Raven Live

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Jamie Raven burst onto an unsuspecting world during the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent. His magic amazed audiences and even made Simon Cowell exclaim, “I now finally believe in magic!”

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Wednesday 16th November 2016

Teenage Fanclub

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Teenage Fanclub have been there, seen it and done it. But in 2016, same as at any time since they started out in 1989, they remain much more interested in being here, seeing it and doing it.

Thursday 17th November 2016

The Elvis Years

Thursday 17th November 2016

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley.

Friday 18th November 2016

Barry Steele and Friends: The Roy Orbison Story

Friday 18th November 2016

Barry Steele and Friends: The Roy Orbison Story 80th Birthday Tour 2016 marks Roy Orbison's 80th Birthday, and to commemorate this special year we are proud to present our brand new productio...

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Saturday 26th November 2016

Tynemouth Gang Show 2016 presented by Tynemouth District Scouts

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Saturday 26th November 2016

Come and enjoy a fulfilled variety show with Tynemouth Gang Show 2016 as it returns to the Playhouse Whitley Bay. This amazing family show is full of comedic scenes, singing and dance as well as mu...

Sunday 27th November 2016

King of Pop - The Legend Continues

Sunday 27th November 2016

Get ready to moonwalk the night away at a show where the star performer, Navi, once earned a standing ovation from Michael Jackson himself.

Monday 5th December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017

Christmas Pantomime: Blue Genie Entertainment presents 'Aladdin' starring Shane Lynch with Steve Walls

Monday 5th December 2016 – Monday 2nd January 2017

It's Never Too Early to Book for a Magical Carpet Ride to the Far East ... From the same team that brought you this year's smash hit, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, prepare to ...

Tuesday 10th - Sunday 15th January 2017

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society presents ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

Tuesday 10th - Sunday 15th January 2017

Join Whitley Bay Pantomime Society for another battle of good against evil in what promises to be one GIANT spectacular of a show...

Friday 20th January 2017

Simply Dylan

Friday 20th January 2017

SJM CONCERTS & JOHN O’CONNELL PRESENTS SIMPLY DYLAN, A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAREER OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC SINGER-SONGWRITERS...

Wednesday 25th January 2017

North Tyneside Council present Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light Tour

Wednesday 25th January 2017

In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired.

Thursday 26th January 2017

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Thursday 26th January 2017

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back...

Friday 27th January 2017

North Tyneside Disability Forum presents 'Variety Show'

Friday 27th January 2017

A fantastic and unique evening of family fun and entertainment that features North Tyneside Disability Forum members, friends and associates in a range of acts and performances including music, dance, drama and much much more!

Saturday 28th January 2017

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 28th January 2017

Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively.

Sunday 29th January 2017

David Starkey - 'Magna Carta'

Sunday 29th January 2017

The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, talks about the 13th century agreement that, imperfect though it was, and radically modified in its first ten years, limited for the first time the power of the monarch by stating the basic rights, privileges, and liberties of leading citizens and clergy.

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story

Thursday 9th February 2017

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

Thursday 9th February 2017

Now in its 7th record-breaking year, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a 5 star homage to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time...

Friday 10th February 2017

The Pitmen Poets

Friday 10th February 2017

Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal “Close the Coalhouse Door” has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's “The Pitmen Painters” has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East's mining tradition has never been more intense. What better time could there be for an opportunity to experience the brilliant entertainment of The Pitmen Poets?

Sunday 19th February 2017

Jimeoin: Renonsense Man

Sunday 19th February 2017

An evening of brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up from the internationally acclaimed star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance', ‘John Bishop Show’, CH4’s 'O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’. Don’t miss Ireland’s own "Witruvian Man" - live!

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Immersion Theatre presents 'Alice in Wonderland'

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Imagination runs wild and logic is abandoned in this fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the entire family.

Saturday 4th March 2017

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Saturday 4th March 2017

Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

Thursday 9th (Red Programme) & Friday 10th March (Blue Programme) 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Thursday 9th (Red Programme) & Friday 10th March (Blue Programme) 2017

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Friday 17th March 2017

I'm Still Standing - The Elton John Songbook

Friday 17th March 2017

The 'Ultimate Elton' Paul Bacon, along with 'The Rocket' band, delivers a truly wonderful celebration of the music of the one and only Elton John - from ballads such as Your Song, Candle in the Wind, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Sacrifice and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word through to up tempo dance floor classics such as Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, The Bitch is Back, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting and many more.

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story

Thursday 23rd March 2017

The Bee Gees were three brothers who, from singing close harmony as children, grew to become world superstars by their early twenties. They went on to be acknowledged as some of the greatest song writers in history.

Friday 24th March 2017

Howard Jones: An Intimate Evening of Songs & Stories

Friday 24th March 2017

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single ‘New Song’. The lyrics called on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and ‘throw off your mental chains’.

Thursday 30th March 2017

The Searchers

Thursday 30th March 2017

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.

Saturday 1st April 2017

Rule The World (Take That Tribute)

Saturday 1st April 2017

Rule The World is a fantastic tribute show to Take That. The band, Dan Maines, Matt Hall and Gabriel Keogh are highly trained professionals who have been touring Europe for over 7 years. This show is vibrant, entertaining and a must see for all fans of Take That and Rule The World who have built up their own followers!

Thursday 6th April 2017

Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of Mucus

Thursday 6th April 2017

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.

Friday 7th April 2017

You've Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor & Carole King

Friday 7th April 2017

Off the back of the massive success of 'The Simon & Garfunkel Story', Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd are proud to present a brand new concert-style show based on the friendship and music of Carole King & James Taylor entitled 'You've Got A Friend'.

Tuesday 11th April 2017

An Audience with Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe: 'Somewhere in Time'

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever…

Thursday 13th April 2017

Timeless Theatre Productions present 'Memory Lane'

Thursday 13th April 2017

Based on the original show from 2009, and now touring with a host of new songs, costumes and routines...

Thursday 4th May 2017

Seriously Dead

Thursday 4th May 2017

One ordinary day in the quiet little town of Olwinskirk, a chain of extraordinary events began to take place bringing the lives of Betty, Albert, Billy and the local undertaker, Tristan de Winter to an uncomfortable crossroads.

Saturday 13th May 2017

Leo Sayer: Live in Concert 2017

Saturday 13th May 2017

After the Sold Out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts...

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Fureys - Legends of Irish Music & Song

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Legends of Irish music & song, The FUREYS, make their first concert appearance in the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay on Tuesday 16th May 2017...

Saturday 20th May 2017

ARRIVAL - The Hits of ABBA

Saturday 20th May 2017

Over four decades after Swedish pop legends ABBA swept to stardom, their music remains as popular as ever and the magic of the era is being brought to stages across the country courtesy of ARRIVAL...

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Mr Corvan's Music Hall

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Mr Corvan's Music Hall is a fantastic new musical play, written by top North East playwright Ed Waugh (co-writer Dirty Dusting, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham, Amazing Grace) whose latest solo play Hadaway Harry transfers to Newcastle Theatre Royal in February 2017.

Saturday 10th June 2017

Gary Mullen - One Night of Queen

Saturday 10th June 2017

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN, Performed by GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS...

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Saturday 29th July 2017

Whitley Bay Theatre Company presents ‘Father Ted’

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Saturday 29th July 2017

Back by popular demand, Whitley Bay Theatre Company are returning to the PLAYHOUSE with another offering of the epic Father Ted.