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Epsom Playhouse in 2013
|Address||Ashley Ave, Epsom KT18 5AL|
|Capacity||406 for the main studio, 80 in the Myers Studio|
|Years active||29 years|
|Other names||The Playhouse|
Epsom Playhouse is a 406-seat theatre playing host to a variety of entertainments such as opera, dance, drama, comedy, and pantomime. Every year, the theatre hosts a summer film series. It is tradition of the playhouse at Christmas and New Year that it hosts a set of children's pantomime, such as Peter Pan, Snow White etc.
The Playhouse (as it is locally referred to) is located in the south-western end of Epsom town centre, adjoining the Ashley Shopping Centre and car park. It was built as part of the Ashley Centre development in the early 1980s, opening in 1984. It is currently managed by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.
In January 2009 the Playhouse celebrated its 25th anniversary with a specially commissioned production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.
The Playhouse features the main auditorium, seating 406 people, the smaller Myers studio theatre, a public bar and bistro, and a small private bar for hire, as well as the requisite box office, toilets and reception areas.
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