The Alnwick Playhouse

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Alnwick Playhouse Arts Centre
Address Bondgate Without
Alnwick, Northumberland
Coordinates 55°24′45″N 1°42′11″W / 55.41253°N 1.70292°W / 55.41253; -1.70292
Owner NTC Touring Theatre Company
Capacity Over 200
Current use Theatre/Cinema/Arts Centre
Opened 1925
Rebuilt 1990
Years active 1925-1979 & 1990-Present

The Alnwick Playhouse is an arts centre, theatre and cinema in the town of Alnwick in Northumberland, England. It is also the headquarters of the NTC Touring Theatre Company.

The building itself consists of many different parts. There is the main stage (with green room behind it) and an auditorium that sits over 200 people. Underneath the auditorium is a bar area with seating. On the ground floor, there is a foyer, a box office, a workshop, the NTC Touring Company office and a small 'black box theatre' style performance/rehearsal space with some limited seating.


The Playhouse was originally built in 1925 as a 700 seat cinema and occasional music hall. The Playhouse eventually closed in 1979. The NTC Touring Theatre Company bought the building and converted the ground floor. The upper floor was leased out to The Alnwick District Playhouse Trust who re-opened the newly refurbished Alnwick Playhouse in December, 1990. It has remained open since then.[1]

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  1. ^ "History of the Playhouse | Alnwick Playhouse". 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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