The Playhouse has earned a reputation for presenting the best of comedy, drama, music and dance available. Since opening eleven years ago, we have hosted shows by a wealth of comedians, including Eddie Izzard, Al Murray, Dylan Moran and Dave Gorman, not forgetting Ross Noble, Omid Djalili and Rich Hall.
International and national jazz stars such as Stacey Kent, Courtney Pine, George Melly, Claire Martin, Barb Jungr regularly visit. National touring drama comes from wonderful companies such as Kaos, Red Shift, Alibi, Ridiculusmus, Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre.
Celebrity nights have included Germaine Greer, Clive James, Susannah York, Dillie Keane, Sir John Mortimer, Tony Robinson, Prunella Scales and Janet Street-Porter. The Playhouse presents shows ranging from One-Man Star Wars through to Circus of Horrors!
We have a great bar – likened to a down town New York café with real ale and organic wine, an award winning garden by the river and visiting local exhibitions in two galleries. Come and see!