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Playhouse is a common Elizabethan term for a theatre, especially those built in London such as The Globe and The Rose.

It is also used as the name for theatres today:



  • The Playhouse (Fredericton), a non-profit organization venue for hosting local talent acts and touring performers located in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


United Kingdom[edit]

  • The Playhouse (Cheltenham), Cheltenham is a community theatre in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. It is a registered charity and has been run by volunteers since 1957
  • Playhouse (Sleaford), a theatre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • Edinburgh Playhouse, a former cinema in Edinburgh, Scotland which now hosts touring musicals and music concerts
  • Epsom Playhouse, a 406-seat theatre playing host to a variety of entertainments such as opera, dance, drama, comedy, and pantomime. In the summer, the theatre hosts a summer film series
  • Liverpool Playhouse, a theatre in Williamson Square in the city of Liverpool, England
  • Newcastle Playhouse, now known as the Northern stage theatre in Newcastle, England
  • Nottingham Playhouse, a theatre in Nottingham, England. It was first established as a repertory theatre in the 1950s when it operated from a former cinema. Directors during this period included Val May and Frank Dunlop
  • Oxford Playhouse, a 1938 independent theatre in Beaumont Street, Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum
  • Playhouse Theatre, London
  • The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare, a 664 seat theatre in Weston-super-Mare, England that hosts a largely entertainment based programme of shows all year round including opera, ballet, comedy, music and pantomime performances
  • West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
  • Whitley Bay Playhouse

United States[edit]

Other uses[edit]

Playhouse may also refer to:

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