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

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Event Calendar

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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

Thursday 25th January - Saturday 27th January

WHITLEY BAY GANG SHOW PRESENTS 'SHOWTIME'

Thursday 25th January - Saturday 27th January

A variety show filled with singing, dancing and sketches for all the family. Sing and laugh along with Whitley Bay Scouts as they show off their talents, energy and enthusiasm.

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.

Sold Out

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

Sunday 4th February 2018

Let's Twist Again

Sunday 4th February 2018

Love 50’s and 60’s music? Then you will love ‘Let’s Twist Again’...

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Dance to the Music (Starring Kristina Rihanoff, Robin Windsor, and Oksana Platero)

Wednesday 7th February 2018

‘Dance to the Music’ is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other!

Thursday 8th February 2018

Tenors Unlimited: Songs From Venice to Vegas

Thursday 8th February 2018

Hear the best songs from the world’s Opera Houses, Broadway Theatres & Concert Halls as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ take you from ‘Venice to Vegas.’ This is the MUST SEE show of the year.

Friday 9th February 2018

NTDF Variety Show 2018

Friday 9th February 2018

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 10th February 2018

Rhinestone Cowboy - The Glen Campbell Story

Saturday 10th February 2018

RHINESTONE COWBOY: THE GLEN CAMPBELL STORY is a high-energy and unforgettable tribute to this legendary performer, telling his story through projections and featuring an incredible catalogue of hits...

Monday 12th February

Crafty's Creepy Castle

Monday 12th February

Why has Crafty the Crow gone to live in a haunted castle? Can Sally the Scarecrow help with its ghostly goings-on? And why is Pirate Harry making things go bump in the night?

Thursday 15th February 2018

Black Magic - The Little Mix Show

Thursday 15th February 2018

A highly energetic tribute show...

Friday 16th February 2018

Crooners

Friday 16th February 2018

A truly British swingin’ affair

Saturday 17th February 2018

Roy G Hemmings Motown & Philadelphia on Tour

Saturday 17th February 2018

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.

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Teardrop Support Group present 'Bring on the Girls'

Wednesday 21st February 2018

‘’A HIGH ENERGY AND VIBRANT SHOW FOR ALL THE FAMILY WITH LOTS OF PRIZES AND SURPRISES’’

Thursday 22nd February 2018

The Upbeat Beatles

Thursday 22nd February 2018

As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin’ band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals!

Friday 23rd February 2018

Lloyd Cole - Performing The Lloyd Cole Song Book 1983 to 1996

Friday 23rd February 2018

Celebrating the release of the 1983 - 1996 anthology, Lloyd will perform songs exclusively from this classic period.

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.

Thursday 1st March 2018

Eddie Hall - The World's Strongest Man

Thursday 1st March 2018

Spend an evening with World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall (The Beast).

Friday 2nd March 2018

The Blues Band

Friday 2nd March 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.

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.

Sunday 4th March 2018

The Jungle Book

Sunday 4th March 2018

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!

Friday 9th March 2018

The Bon Jovi Experience

Friday 9th March 2018

One of the most iconic bands of the 80’s Bon Jovi had platinum selling albums and a plethora of anthemic singles around the world… the Bon Jovi Experience are the word’s first and finest tribute and the fact that they have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi himself and are featured on the official Bon Jovi website tells you all you need to know.

Saturday 10th March 2018

The Stones

Saturday 10th March 2018

Europe's No.1 Tribute to The Rolling Stones

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018

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

Sunday 18th March 2018

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Sunday 18th March 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.

Tuesday 20th March 2018

G4 - Live in Concert

Tuesday 20th March 2018

The UK's No.1 classical vocal harmony quartet are back with another exhilarating tour - G4 LIVE!

Friday 23rd March 2018

Totally Tina

Friday 23rd March 2018

Tina Turner is a phenomenon, having won 8 Grammys, sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades.

Saturday 24th March 2018

A Country Night in Nashville

Saturday 24th March 2018

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.

Saturday 31st March 2018

The Counterfeit Sixties

Saturday 31st March 2018

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Thursday 5th April 2018

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

Thursday 5th April 2018

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'.

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.

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th April 2018

Horrible Histories: More Best of Barmy Britain

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th April 2018

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

Thursday 12th April 2018

The Carpenters Story

Thursday 12th April 2018

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

Friday 13th April 2018

Eric Bibb

Friday 13th April 2018

Eric Bibb

Saturday 14th April 2018

Let's Hang On - The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Saturday 14th April 2018

Let’s Hang On returns to the PLAYHOUSE with their award-winning celebration of the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday 18th May 2018

Material Girl - The Madonna Story

Friday 18th May 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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 21st June 2018

The Only Way is 80s

Thursday 21st June 2018

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

Thursday 28th June 2018

Les Musicals

Thursday 28th June 2018

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

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.

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 1st December 2018 - Sunday 6th January 2019

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

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 6th January 2019

Let Your Dreams Take Flight...