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Playhouse Theatre

After opening in Covent Garden in 1882 as the Royal Avenue Theatre, this attractive little venue first became famous for putting on the West End debut of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man in 1894.

Between 1951 and 1976, the Playhouse was used by the BBC, hosting live performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

Its recent repertoire has been a heady blend of classics (Kristin Scott Thomas in Chekhov’s Three Sisters), hard-hitting new drama (Alan Rickman’s My Name is Rachel Corrie) and family-friendly musical fun (Spamalot).

PLAYHOUSE THEATRE LONDON
NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE
LONDON
WC2N 5DE

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The Playhouse Theatre is in Covent Garden London.