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

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Event Calendar

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Thursday 17th August 2017

Roy Chubby Brown (18+)

Thursday 17th August 2017

Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked!

Friday 18th August 2017

Bringing On Back The 60s

Friday 18th August 2017

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre: BRINGING ON BACK THE 60s, STARRING THE NEW AMEN CORNER... with very special guests!

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017

Sir Ken Dodd's Happiness Show

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017

Sir Ken Dodd's Happiness Show

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

PLAYHOUSE Playtime: The Mister Twister Magic Show

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Join Mister Twister for a fast paced morning of fun and laughter!

Sunday 27th August

Sunday Film Club: Double Bill Matinee - The Princess Bride

Sunday 27th August

Presented by Whitley Bay Film Festival in association with SMG and North Tyneside Council

Sunday 27th August

Sunday Film Club: Double Bill Matinee - The Goonies

Sunday 27th August

Presented by Whitley Bay Film Festival in association with SMG and North Tyneside Council

Monday 28th August 2017

Whitley Bay Film Festival presents: Moving North: Coastal Comes To Whitley Bay

Monday 28th August 2017

A rare opportunity to experience a remarkable mix of archive footage all about the places – and people - we know so well, as the North East Film Archive takes you on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of our North East coastline, with Whitley Bay and surrounding areas featuring prominently in the screening.

Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st August

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st August

Nick Brooke Ltd present The Tiger Who Came to Tea LIVE ON STAGE! A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from a SMASH-HIT WEST END season

Friday 1st September 2017

NTDF Pearl Celebration Variety Show

Friday 1st September 2017

NTDF Pearl Celebration Variety Show

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

Sunday 3rd September

Sunday Film Club: Double Bill Matinee - The Neverending Story

Sunday 3rd September

Presented by Whitley Bay Film Festival in association with SMG and North Tyneside Council

Sunday 3rd September

Sunday Film Club: Double Bill Matinee - Flash Gordon

Sunday 3rd September

Presented by Whitley Bay Film Festival in association with SMG and North Tyneside Council

Saturday 9th September 2017

Legend - A Tribute to the Music of Bob Marley

Saturday 9th September 2017

Legend - A Tribute to the Music of Bob Marley

Thursday 14th September 2017

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Whitley Bay with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.

Friday 15th September 2017

When Parky Met Shearer

Friday 15th September 2017

An evening with the legendary talk show host Sir Michael Parkinson and the Premier League's all time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer for one night only at the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay.

Saturday 16th September 2017

The Leonard Brown Show: Leonard Brown and his All Star Band

Saturday 16th September 2017

Leonard, from South Shields, is a 25 year old accordion champion and his All Star Band are some of the very best musicians from Scotland. Accordion, Piano, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Vocals are just a few highlights in an afternoon of International popular music and laughter with special guests including Irish Dancers and comedian Ernie Coe: a family show.

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Sunday 17th September 2017

Black Dyke Band In Concert

Sunday 17th September 2017

Black Dyke Band In Concert

Sunday 17th September 2017

Sincerely Yours: The Vera Lynn Story

Sunday 17th September 2017

‘Keep smiling through just like you always do‘ - Vera Lynn at 100.

Sunday 17th September 2017

Roy G Hemmings Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

Sunday 17th September 2017

The hits and memories just keep on coming as multi-award winning ROY G HEMMINGS and his 15 strong on stage full evening show delivers memories of a twin era of music that lives on and on.

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Thursday 21st September 2017

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Thursday 21st September 2017

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring.

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Phil McIntyre Entertainments, by arrangement with Corrie McGuire of ROAR Comedy, proudly presents: Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Monday 25th September 2017

Gervase Phinn

Monday 25th September 2017

Gervase has been touring theatres across the country for over 10 years now, and really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

Thursday 28th September 2017

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay!

Friday 29th September 2017

Cheryl, Mike and Jay formerly of Bucks Fizz

Friday 29th September 2017

This is going to be a great night and the band always look forward to their concerts in the North East so get your mind made up and book your tickets today!

Saturday 30th September 2017

Ultimate Bowie

Saturday 30th September 2017

David Bowie frequently reinvented his music and image, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential innovators over the last five decades. His sudden death touched people all over the world, as fans of all ages united to mourn a true legend.

Sunday 1st October 2017

The Fairey Brass Band

Sunday 1st October 2017

Founded in 1937 by a group of employees at the Fairey Aviation Works in Stockport, the Band achieved many musical successes under the brilliant direction of Harry Mortimer, their Musical Director for over thirty years.

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Thursday 5th October 2017

'You're Never Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll' Starring Charlie Gracie, Terry Dene, Vince Eager & More

Thursday 5th October 2017

Join us in celebrating the very best of good old Rock ‘n’ Roll, with some of the stars who made it so.

Friday 6th October 2017

The Police/Sting Show

Friday 6th October 2017

Re-worked, fresh versions of all the iconic Police and Sting solo album songs in a 110 minute show featuring an Acoustic Sting section.

Saturday 7th October 2017

Angels of the North - Bommel Musical Theatre Show

Saturday 7th October 2017

Angels of the North - Bommel Musical Theatre Show

Sunday 8th October 2017

Ravenswood Singers and Opera Live present Broadway Melodies

Sunday 8th October 2017

The ever popular singing group The Ravenswood Singers return this autumn to present the music everyone loves, and which will put a song in your heart!

Thursday 12th October 2017

Bye Bye Baby - A Celebration of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Thursday 12th October 2017

Back by popular demand, following a fantastic performance in 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.

Friday 13th October 2017

An Evening with Carl Fogarty MBE (World Superbike Legend)

Friday 13th October 2017

Carl George Fogarty, MBE (born 1 July 1965), often known as Foggy, and the son of former motorcycle racer George Fogarty, is the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins.

Saturday 14th October 2017

Dirty Dusting starring Crissy Rock, Leah Bell and Dolores Porretta Brown

Saturday 14th October 2017

After a sellout UK tour in 2015 & 2016, Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2017.

Thursday 19th October 2017

That'll Be The Day

Thursday 19th October 2017

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show!

Friday 20th October 2017

An Evening with Ralph McTell

Friday 20th October 2017

Best known for his international hit, Streets of London, Ralph McTell has been a stalwart of the British acoustic music scene for over 50 years.

Saturday 21st October 2017

Los Endos - Ultimate Genesis: 'Seconds Out – Round Two'

Saturday 21st October 2017

Seconds Out was Genesis' second live album, taken from the band's 1977 tour, which was the source of all songs on the double album (except Cinema Show from the 1976 tour). Crucially, guitarist Steve Hackett left the band during mid-1977 as Seconds Out was being mixed and the band was never the same again.

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Charlie Landsborough

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Charlie Landsborough 2017

Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Circus of Horrors: Voodoo VaudEvil

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Annually, The Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres...

Friday 27th October 2017

Gary Delaney - There's Something About Gary (16+)

Friday 27th October 2017

“An endless flow of top quality jokes” The Guardian

Saturday 28th October 2017

The Illegal Eagles (20th Anniversary Tour)

Saturday 28th October 2017

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring!

Tuesday 31st October - Saturday 4th November 2017

Whitley Bay Operatic Society present Oliver!

Tuesday 31st October - Saturday 4th November 2017

In this musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, 9 year old Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin.

Sunday 5th November 2017

Rat Pack Spectacular

Sunday 5th November 2017

THE RAT PACK VEGAS SPECTACULAR lives up to its promise! This show is quite possibly the very best tribute to the still talked about golden years of the world-famous Rat Pack Las Vegas era.

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th November 2017

The Night Pirates

Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th November 2017

Nick Brooke Ltd and Rose Theatre Kingston present The Night Pirates.

Thursday 9th November 2017

Barry Steele & Friends: The Roy Orbison Story

Thursday 9th November 2017

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time as he celebrates his own personal ten year anniversary on tour.

Friday 10th November 2017

Dr John Cooper Clarke Live with Special Guests

Friday 10th November 2017

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Saturday 11th November 2017

Hapless Museum Worker presents: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Saturday 11th November 2017

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Heresy II Heritage Tour

Sunday 12th November 2017

Money for Nothing: Dire Straits

Sunday 12th November 2017

‘Money for Nothing’ was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world's premier rock bands - Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money for Nothing a "must see" for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan.

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The Summer of Love

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The Summer Of Love: 50th Anniversary Concert

Thursday 16th November 2017

The Elvis Years

Thursday 16th November 2017

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 17th November 2017

Andrea Pattison as Dolly Parton

Friday 17th November 2017

After the fantastic debut performance here last year, the PLAYHOUSE is delighted to welcome back this fantastic Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Show.

Saturday 18th November 2017

T.Rextasy - The 40th Commemorative Anniversary Tour

Saturday 18th November 2017

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. It’s hard to believe that 40 years have now passed since Marc’s tragic fatal car accident and fans have mourned the loss of a truly individual, inspirational talent ever since.

Sunday 19th November 2017

Mark Watson: MW

Sunday 19th November 2017

For the next tour, Watson will only visit places beginning with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place.

Tuesday 21st November

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE: This Is My Life

Tuesday 21st November

Tarby, as he is known to millions of TV viewers, is one of the country’s most evergreen performers and a master of light entertainment.

Friday 24th November 2017

The King of Pop starring NAVI

Friday 24th November 2017

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

Friday 15th December 2017

Gavin Webster's Yuletide Complaint

Friday 15th December 2017

North East comedy legend Gavin Webster returns to the PLAYHOUSE for a new Christmas show where he complains about modern life, fires pithy one liners into the crowd and goes on surreal flights of fancy with unpretentious charm coupled with entertaining yet bleak set pieces that batter audiences into breathless comedy submission.

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Sunday 7th January 2018

Christmas Pantomime: Blue Genie Entertainment Presents 'Cinderella' Starring Ray Quinn and Steve Walls

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Sunday 7th January 2018

Don’t Be Late For The Ball, Book Now!

Friday 12th January 2018

Showaddywaddy

Friday 12th January 2018

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.

Tuesday 16th January - Sunday 21st January 2018

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society presents: Snow White

Tuesday 16th January - Sunday 21st January 2018

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society presents: Snow White

Monday 29th January 2018

Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story

Monday 29th January 2018

Amazing new technology enables Billy & his original Fury’s Tornados to play together once again during this electric & emotional show. The show will feature 29 hits including "I Will", "Last Night Was Made for Love", "Wondrous Place" - & of course - "Halfway To Paradise".

Tuesday 30th January 2018

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story' is currently the biggest and the most successful international touring theatre show celebrating the lives and careers of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel.

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Wednesday 31st January 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Thursday 15th February 2018

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show

Thursday 15th February 2018

A highly energetic tribute show...

Saturday 24th February 2018

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

Saturday 24th February 2018

Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production – Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael.

Sunday 25th February 2018

Jimmy Osmond - Moon River & Me

Sunday 25th February 2018

Direct from the USA, the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Back on the road by popular demand, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters, and is returning to theatres in 2018.

Saturday 31st March 2018

The Counterfeit Group present 'The Counterfeit Sixties'

Saturday 31st March 2018

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the cherished golden voice of cricket.

Thursday 12th April 2018

The Carpenters Story

Thursday 12th April 2018

The highly acclaimed Carpenters Story continues to surpass all others in their highly praised celebration of one popular music’s most best loved and successful duos, Richard & Karen Carpenter.

Thursday 26th April 2018

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Thursday 26th April 2018

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.

Saturday 16th June 2018

Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse: Rhythm of the Night

Saturday 16th June 2018

On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.

Thursday 28th June 2018

Les Musicals

Thursday 28th June 2018

'Les Musicals' presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway.