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

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Event Calendar

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Wednesday 18th April - Saturday 21st April

Whitley Bay Operatic Society present '9 to 5: The Musical'

Wednesday 18th April - Saturday 21st April

9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The Searchers

Sunday 22nd April 2018

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.

Monday 23rd April 2018

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE: This Is My Life

Monday 23rd April 2018

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.

Limited Availability

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.

Friday 27th April 2018

A Vision of Elvis

Friday 27th April 2018

Starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the world today. Celebrating the show’s 10th Anniversary, A Vision of Elvis is an emotional rollercoaster through time engaging audiences with a true Elvis Concert experience featuring Elvis’s greatest hits.

Limited Availability

Saturday 28th April 2018

Joe McElderry

Saturday 28th April 2018

Following a UK tour, playing the lead in Bill Kenwright's production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joe received 5 star acclaim from entertainment critics.

Sunday 29th April 2018

Eddi Reader

Sunday 29th April 2018

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

The Bob Dylan Story

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

The Bob Dylan Story is the stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Limited Availability

Thursday 3rd May 2018

The Illegal Eagles

Thursday 3rd May 2018

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

Friday 4th May 2018

ARRIVAL - The Hits of ABBA

Friday 4th May 2018

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 – the international, multi award-winning show that has sold out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995.

Saturday 5th May 2018

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes

Saturday 5th May 2018

This loving tribute and send-up takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show.

Sunday 6th May 2018

David Starkey - 'Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?'

Sunday 6th May 2018

Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty.

Sunday 6th May 2018

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Sunday 6th May 2018

Thundering rhythm on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post apocalyptic marital imagery & infectious belly laugh humour - all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism.

Monday 7th May 2018

Rock Icons: A Classic Rock Odyssey

Monday 7th May 2018

Rock Icons returns to PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay with their Classic Rock Odyssey Tour on Monday May 7th 2018.

Thursday 10th May 2018

Seriously Dead

Thursday 10th May 2018

Starring: Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m a Celebrity), Tommy Cannon (Cannon and Ball), Billy Pearce, Leah Bell, and Paul Dunn.

Limited Availability

Friday 11th May 2018

King King

Friday 11th May 2018

Right now, King King are a band breaking into a swagger.

Saturday 12th May 2018

Grimethorpe Colliery Band *RESCHEDULED DATE

Saturday 12th May 2018

Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary. These include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.

Sunday 13th May 2018

Hits from the Blitz

Sunday 13th May 2018

FIVE STAR SWING presents a New & Exclusive ‘Feel Good’ 1940’s matinee show HITS FROM THE BLITZ.

Thursday 17th May 2018

You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

Thursday 17th May 2018

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again - Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.

Friday 18th May 2018

Material Girl - The Music of Madonna

Friday 18th May 2018

'MATERIAL GIRL' celebrates the greatest songs from the Queen Of Pop, Madonna.

Saturday 19th May 2018

Tommy Emmanuel - The Intimate Sound Tour

Saturday 19th May 2018

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel, whose five-decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay.

Sunday 20th May 2018

Dusty & The Shades of the 60s

Sunday 20th May 2018

Dusty & The Shades of the 60s celebrates the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.

Monday 21st May 2018

The Fureys - Legends of Irish Music & Song

Monday 21st May 2018

Legends of Irish music & song, The FUREYS, return to the PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay.

Thursday 24th May 2018

Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers Story

Thursday 24th May 2018

Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers.

Sunday 27th May 2018

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Sunday 27th May 2018

The National Production Company presents ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).’

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The Blues Band *RESCHEDULED DATE*

Wednesday 30th May 2018

What does a great, lively musical tradition demand? Discipline, devotion, passion and love. Whether it’s Beethoven or B. B. King, Howlin’ Wolf or Handel, it all sounds better with a huge helping of skill, virtuosity and feeling. So when it comes to the Blues, aficionados of the genre can relax, because with The Blues Band, their music’s in good hands.

Thursday 31st May 2018

One Voice

Thursday 31st May 2018

Immerse yourself in a brand new nonstop hit fuelled production touring the UK throughout 2018. From the producers of A Night of Dirty Dancing & Rock For Heroes.

Friday 1st June 2018

THE DRIFTERS

Friday 1st June 2018

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing the classic hits from the last six decades.

Thursday 7 June 2018

Ricky Ross - Short Stories Vol 1

Thursday 7 June 2018

Ricky Ross formed Deacon Blue over 30 years ago. 2017 see the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Raintown. A string of best-sellers followed it: When the World Knows Your Name [1989], Fellow Hoodlums [1991], Whatever You Say, Say Nothing [1993] and a double-platinum compilation Our Town – The Greatest Hits [1994] which included “Real Gone Kid”, “Fergus Sings the Blues”, “Dignity”, “Wages Day”, “Twist and Shout” and many others.

Friday 8th June 2018

Gary Mullen - One Night of Queen

Friday 8th June 2018

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show's history.

Limited Availability

Thursday 14th June 2018

Belly

Thursday 14th June 2018

After amicably exiting Throwing Muses and The Breeders, Tanya Donelly formed Belly in 1991 with brothers Tom and Chris Gorman, and were joined soon after by Gail Greenwood on bass.

Friday 15th June 2018

An Evening with Snooker Greats: Dennis Taylor & John Virgo

Friday 15th June 2018

Starring former world snooker champion Dennis Taylor along with snooker's favourite John Virgo. These guys are two of the most recognisable names in the snooker world and both now work as pundits and commentators for the BBC for all snooker events. They will talk about their careers, the wins, the highs the lows and tell a few stories about others along the way. There will also be audience involved trick shots on the night and John doing his world famous impressions of other players.

Limited Availability

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.

Sunday 17th June 2018

Fairey Brass Band

Sunday 17th June 2018

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.

Thursday 21st June 2018

The Only Way is 80s

Thursday 21st June 2018

‘The Only Way is 80s’ is all about music music music.

Limited Availability

Monday 25th June 2018

Rufus Wainwright

Monday 25th June 2018

Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation.

Limited Availability

Thursday 28th June 2018

Les Musicals

Thursday 28th June 2018

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

Friday 29th June 2018

That's Life - The Frank Sinatra Story

Friday 29th June 2018

That’s Life is a brand new theatre production celebrating the life and music of one of the 20th century’s greatest icons, Frank Sinatra.

Saturday 30th June 2018

Genesis Connected

Saturday 30th June 2018

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.

Monday 2nd July 2018

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2018)

Monday 2nd July 2018

Steven Van Zandt is a Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Contemporary and Traditional Rock and Roll.

Thursday 5th July 2018

This Is The Kit with support from The Cornshed Sisters (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2018)

Thursday 5th July 2018

This Is The Kit - the musical project which holds exceptional Paris-via-Bristol songwriter Kate Stables close to its heart - have earned the adoration of peers including Guy Garvey, The National and Sharon van Etten.

Sunday 8th July 2018

Beverley Knight (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2018 *AT TYNEMOUTH PRIORY*)

Sunday 8th July 2018

Beverley Knight (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2018)

Sunday 8th July 2018

Pantomania

Sunday 8th July 2018

Pantomania – based on pantomimes written by Jeff Waites.

Friday 13th July 2018

Hazlewood's Got Talent

Friday 13th July 2018

Hazlewood's Got Talent

Saturday 14th July 2018

King of Pop: The Legend Continues (NAVI + Jennifer Batten)

Saturday 14th July 2018

This incredible production stars the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined on stage by Michael Jackson’s iconic female guitarist - Jennifer Batten.

Sunday 15th July 2018

Move It Studios 'Keep On Moving'

Sunday 15th July 2018

Move It Studios 'Keep On Moving'

Saturday 21st July 2018

LJ Dance & Performing Arts Academy Presents: Broadway Lights West End Nights

Saturday 21st July 2018

LJ Dance & Performing Arts Academy Presents: Broadway Lights West End Nights

Sunday 29th July 2018

Rhythm of the Dance

Sunday 29th July 2018

This stunning Irish spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance, a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, singers, a most gifted cast who have been wowing audiences all over the world since 1999.

Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th August

The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday 1st - Saturday 4th August

Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road this summer for a pantomime adventure beyond the rainbow. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on their all-new journey to see the almighty Wizard of Oz.

Thursday 16th August 2018

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show *Second Date Added*

Thursday 16th August 2018

A highly energetic tribute show...

Friday 17th August 2018

The Neil Diamond Story

Friday 17th August 2018

Celebrate with Bob Drury and his band the incredible back catalogue of hits by the legendary singer/songwriter.

Saturday 8th September 2018

The Supersonic 70s Show

Saturday 8th September 2018

Supersonic Management presents... “ A STUNNING CELEBRATION TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF POP” “The feel good factor of this show should be prescribed on the NHS!...”

Tuesday 11th September 2018

The Great Joe Wilson

Tuesday 11th September 2018

From the co-writer of Dirty Dusting, Amazing Grace and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham, comes another brilliant play (with music) by top North East playwright Ed Waugh.

Thursday 13th September 2018

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

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 14th September 2018

Cloudbusting - 40 Years of Kate Bush

Friday 14th September 2018

It's 40 years since The Kick Inside announced to the world the genius of Kate Bush.

Saturday 15th September 2018

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Saturday 15th September 2018

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 20th September 2018

The Magic of Motown

Thursday 20th September 2018

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.

Sold Out

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Hot Water Comedy Club

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Hot Water Comedy Club

Friday 28th September 2018

Bringing On Back The 60s Starring The New Amen Corner Plus Special Guests

Friday 28th September 2018

The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at your theatre.

Saturday 29th September 2018

Ultimate Bowie

Saturday 29th September 2018

On January 10, 2016, the world lost a great music legend, David Bowie. The legacy he left his fans is a superb catalogue of music from a stellar 40+ year career.

Friday 5th October 2018

Mark Anthony as Prince

Friday 5th October 2018

Mark Anthony achieved fame as the first doppelganger to appear on Top Of The Pops.

Sunday 7th October 2018

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Sunday 7th October 2018

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time; this award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.

Thursday 11th October 2018

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Thursday 11th October 2018

Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to the Playhouse!

Sold Out

Friday 12th October 2018

Best of WHAM!

Friday 12th October 2018

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

Saturday 13th October

Elkie Brooks

Saturday 13th October

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.

Sunday 14th October 2018

Dudman Academy of Performing Arts and Fitness present 'Take Me To A Show'

Sunday 14th October 2018

Dudman Academy of Performing Arts and Fitness present 'Take Me To A Show'

Friday 19th October 2018

The UK Pink Floyd Experience

Friday 19th October 2018

Recreating the sights and sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd live in concert, this highly authentic show features over 50 years of hits by this iconic band.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Glenn Tilbrook

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Have guitar, will travel. That’s been Glenn Tilbrook’s unwavering mantra in a musical career stretching back to the 1970s, and which shows no signs of dimming as he sets out on the road again for a string of solo shows throughout March and Autumn 2018.

Friday 26th October 2018

Best of WHAM! *SECOND DATE ADDED*

Friday 26th October 2018

A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band.

Saturday 27th October 2018

Los Endos - Ultimate Genesis: "And When There Were Five"

Saturday 27th October 2018

Los Endos, probably the best Genesis tribute band in the UK, are proudly playing the Playhouse for the fifth time with a new show for 2018.

Wednesday 31st October - Saturday 3rd November 2018

Whitley Bay Operatic Society present 'The Addams Family'

Wednesday 31st October - Saturday 3rd November 2018

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare.

Saturday 10th November 2018

Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves

Saturday 10th November 2018

Michael Portillo - Life: A Game of Two Halves

Sunday 11th November 2018

Money For Nothing: Dire Straits

Sunday 11th November 2018

‘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.

Friday 16th November 2018

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band - Red E 2 Rock Tour

Friday 16th November 2018

What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas.

Saturday 17th November 2018

Live/Wire: The AC/DC Show

Saturday 17th November 2018

Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls' and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing.

Thursday 22nd November 2018

T-Rextasy - The 2018 Tour

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.

Friday 23rd November 2018

The Elvis Years

Friday 23rd November 2018

The Story of the King

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Saturday 5th January 2019

Christmas Pantomime: Blue Genie Entertainment Presents 'Peter Pan' Starring PLAYHOUSE favourite Steve Walls

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Saturday 5th January 2019

Let Your Dreams Take Flight...

Tuesday 15th January - Sunday 20th January

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society presents 'Dick Whittington'

Tuesday 15th January - Sunday 20th January

The Purrrrrfect Pantomime Adventure

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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.

Thursday 21st February 2019

Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Thursday 21st February 2019

You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going.

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Showaddywaddy

Saturday 23rd February 2019

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.