Playhouse Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Address
Neighbourhood: Central Liverpool
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, United Kingdom8,31,254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful looking theatre building
    The finest structure on the very poor Williamson Square is the Playhouse Theatre. This magnificent theatre building looks superb, the facade is so beautiful, so photogenic, of a night when illuminated its a great looking building, if you're in the area its a theatre building to most definitely check out. Easy to locate on Williamson Square.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 December 2023
  • David0ff82
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,337 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    DeathDrop
    Came here Feb 2023 to see DeathDrop with my partner and we were joined by his sister and her fiancée. It was such a good show and so funny, everyone was loving it. I like this little theatre although the bar is a bit dated which isn’t much of a problem but the choice of drinks is a bit limited and they didn’t have a rose wine which they said they had none left of or Prosecco, staff are friendly however. Only other issue was we were supposed to able to use the bar from about an hour before but when we arrived were sent away and told to go back later. The show itself I would give full marks
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Abbie M
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    lovely little gem of a theatre 💚
    Brilliant theatre! I'd never been to the playhouse before, but was excited to visit to see Unfortunate. The staff are so lovely and they helped guide me to where I needed to be. The seats themselves were comfy and the view was amazing! The small merch stand was well stocked and person serving was very friendly! The toilets were quite cramped but were clean so it isn't a massive issue. The theatre itself was great and the atmosphere was great! I had no issues being interrupted by late comers during the show (which always spoils it!). All in all, it's a lovely theatre and the performance was brilliant! ✨️
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 April 2024
  • jetsaver
    Southport, United Kingdom616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous musical evening
    A lovely little theatre. Not been here for about fifty years and was brought along my our son to see An audience with Tim Rice. This was a brilliant show and it was interesting to hear about Tim Rice's journey in the musical business. He was accompanied by four absolutely fabulous singers who performed many of Tim's songs from the musicals. They were so good and certainly made the evening a very pleasant experience. The theatre is only small compared to the Liverpool Empire but it has a lovely atmosphere so we will be returning in a couple of weeks time to see another musical.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2024
  • john h
    Hartlepool, United Kingdom460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Airy position
    We were there for Tim Rice's musical experience. Very good singers going through many years of song writing by Tim and others. We were right up in the gallery with a restricted view of the stage but this wasn't a problem as the show was more audio than visual however, we couldn't see the artistes when the stepped to the front of the stage. Great songs and well sung
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK28,594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The Liverpool Playhouses Theatre is a great looking theatre building, its one of several theatre's in Liverpool and in my opinion the most beautiful.
Walking onto Williamson Square the views of the theatre are amazing especially at night when the theatre building is illuminated, its the only reason I visit Williamson Square really, productions at this theatre are always good and staff here are superb, all in all its a great theatre to check out if you're in the area.
Written 27 May 2024
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john h
Hartlepool, UK460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were there for Tim Rice's musical experience.
Very good singers going through many years of song writing by Tim and others.
We were right up in the gallery with a restricted view of the stage but this wasn't a problem as the show was more audio than visual however, we couldn't see the artistes when the stepped to the front of the stage.
Great songs and well sung
Written 5 May 2024
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jetsaver
Southport, UK616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A lovely little theatre. Not been here for about fifty years and was brought along my our son to see An audience with Tim Rice. This was a brilliant show and it was interesting to hear about Tim Rice's journey in the musical business. He was accompanied by four absolutely fabulous singers who performed many of Tim's songs from the musicals. They were so good and certainly made the evening a very pleasant experience. The theatre is only small compared to the Liverpool Empire but it has a lovely atmosphere so we will be returning in a couple of weeks time to see another musical.
Written 3 May 2024
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Abbie M
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Brilliant theatre! I'd never been to the playhouse before, but was excited to visit to see Unfortunate. The staff are so lovely and they helped guide me to where I needed to be. The seats themselves were comfy and the view was amazing! The small merch stand was well stocked and person serving was very friendly! The toilets were quite cramped but were clean so it isn't a massive issue. The theatre itself was great and the atmosphere was great! I had no issues being interrupted by late comers during the show (which always spoils it!).

All in all, it's a lovely theatre and the performance was brilliant! ✨️
Written 6 April 2024
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John W
Douglas, UK2,283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I saw this as a film close on 40 years ago. Daniel Day Lewis as the sexy bleach blond skin head, doc’s, bleachers and a white T under a plaid shirt.

As a film it’s very episodic.

I worried how they’d deal with that on stage.

In the end I needn’t have worried. It’s a slow burn, but satisfying, and ultimately joyous.

Set was very good, music excellent, shudders at Thatchers Britain.

Easy access straight off the street and to my wheelchair space. It’s years since I was here last, before I acquired wheels. I hope to be back. It’s a beautiful performance space, grand, but intimate. Good sight lines and acoustics.
Written 30 March 2024
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David0ff82
Liverpool, UK1,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Came here Feb 2023 to see DeathDrop with my partner and we were joined by his sister and her fiancée. It was such a good show and so funny, everyone was loving it. I like this little theatre although the bar is a bit dated which isn’t much of a problem but the choice of drinks is a bit limited and they didn’t have a rose wine which they said they had none left of or Prosecco, staff are friendly however. Only other issue was we were supposed to able to use the bar from about an hour before but when we arrived were sent away and told to go back later. The show itself I would give full marks
Written 31 January 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The finest structure on the very poor Williamson Square is the Playhouse Theatre.
This magnificent theatre building looks superb, the facade is so beautiful, so photogenic, of a night when illuminated its a great looking building, if you're in the area its a theatre building to most definitely check out.
Easy to locate on Williamson Square.
Written 5 December 2023
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Wirralbluenoses
Birkenhead, UK13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Firstly, the show was great and I found the theatre lovely. (We were sat in the circle).
Sadly, the evening we went we were told they were short staffed. After queuing for over 20 minutes, just as I got to the bar, a member of staff appeared and informed me and the 30/40 people behind me the bar was now closed as the show was about to start. You can imagine how annoyed people were. He was asked why this was the only bar open out of 3 and replied it was due to staffing problems. I then had to wait for my sister to come out the loo and watched as two people approached the now empty bar, giggled with the member of staff and were then allowed to get drinks! I approached and challenged him over this and he said they were employees. I bet!!!
The other bars were open during the interval, and the rest of the staff were very nice.
Written 26 November 2023
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Jenn Cara
Birkenhead, UK85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
First impressions were not bad, staff were super friendly and welcoming, very quick at getting tickets and the line processed which was appreciated. Everything was well sign posted (except the seat numbering). When we got into the seating area we quickly realised how cramped it was. It became very hot and uncomfortable ver quickly. My husband is very tall and was incredibly uncomfortable. I don't think those who maybe bigger would not be able to even get into these seats.

The first half of the show we went to see I ended up having a panic attack because I am autistic and claustrophobic and I was so cramped. At half time I decided I could not sit there for the second half but my husband noticed some seats that were not used at the end of another row so we ended up sitting there to relief the symptoms of panic.

I think there should be some sort of mention of the seating upstairs at this theatre for those who may not know what it looks like inside. Anyone who suffers with any anxiety disorders may really struggle with location.
Written 19 November 2023
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yardster
Liverpool, UK20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Theatre has completely lost its way in recent years, each season gets less and less interesting. Wholly consumed with a narrow, Arts Council agenda programme, sad to see the decline in the quality of the productions, it is now extremely rare they produce anything worth seeing.
Written 16 August 2023
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