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22 September 2016, 00.00
Pink Thunderbird: Sardines Review
"I think the Lindley Players go from strength to strength. They tackle a wide range of interesting material and consistently achieve a near-professional standard."
25 August 2016, 00.00
Theatre Open Day - come and visit us!
    Come along to our Open Day!   Saturday 10th September 10am-1pm.   Visitors will be given a tour of the theatre including dressing rooms, stage, costumes, workshop and control room areas. They will be given information on the theatre, its
20 June 2016, 00.00
Muddy Stilettos Awards
  The Playhouse Whitstable has been voted "Best Theatre in Kent" in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016.  


Watch our brand new trailer for "1959 Pink Thunderbird" - come on down to Texas for some hilarity in this brilliant play!



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  • swfa

    Rated 12A
    Movies at the Playhouse presents...
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Wednesday 28th September 7:30pm

    It's three decades on from the events of Return of the Jedi. On the desert planet
    tough loner Rey (Daisy Ridley) plies her trade as a scavenger. Meanwhile,
    a stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega) finds himself in great danger, the villainous
    Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) wields a cool cross-form lightsaber, and an X-Wing pilot
    named Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is sent on a mission by "a certain princess".

    Star Trek director and long-term Star Wars fan J.J. Abrams brings these intriguing
    plot strands together with consummate skill to launch a spectacular new trilogy.
    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are among the returning members
    of the original Star Wars cast. And motion capture king Andy Serkis is also on board
    as Supreme Leader Snoke, who is very much on the Dark Side of the Force.


  • NT Live The Threepenny Opera Listings Image Portrait UK

    Rated 15
    Movies at the Playhouse presents...
    NT Live Encore: The
    Threepenny Opera
    Thursday 29th September 7pm

    Mack the Knife is back in town.

    A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

    London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

    With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

    This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

    Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language. 


  • veronicas room

    £12 | £10 | £9
    Baroque Theatre Company present...
    Veronica's Room
    Friday 30 September, 7.45pm

    Are you brave enough to enter Veronica’s Room?

    This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Horror classic Rosemary’s Baby and Deathtrap, takes you into an absorbing spider’s web of fantasy, reality and danger.

    Susan Kerner, a young beautiful Boston college student is on a date with the charming Larry Eastwood in 1973. The young lovers find themselves at The Brabissant mansion, invited by the Mackeys, an elderly Irish couple who are struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant long since dead. Together they enter Veronica’s room, untouched since 1935 and nothing will ever be the same again for them.

    The mystery of Veronica’s Room deepens as twist after twist unravels the threads of reality. Is it 1973 or is it in fact 1935?

    A fascinating piece of suspense filled drama full to the brim with twists, turns and intrigue.
    Contains adult themes that may shock. Age Guidance 16yrs+


  • Rat Pack at Playhouse October 16

    Neil J Duncan presents...

    The One and Only Rat Pack
    Saturday 1 October, 7.45pm

    The Whitstable Playhouse is proud to welcome back ‘The One and Only Rat Pack’ to the theatre on Saturday 1st October 2016.
    This show features Anthony Adams as Frank Sinatra (finalist in the BBC’s The One and Only). Darren Charles as Sammy Davis Jnr. (direct from the  hit West End Rat Pack cast ) and Whitstable’s very own Neil Duncan as Dean Martin (from the touring show - The Rat Pack Live)
    Supported by the very talented Black Tie Swing Band, this show offers an authentic tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy in their hey-day at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
    Packed full of timeless songs and mischievous but clean comedy the performance takes you back on a nostalgic journey to a wonderful era in music and show business that will never be forgotten.
    Tickets are £16 – no concessions.
    Book your tickets early as this show always sells out!


  • Dance 2016

    £10 (£8 concessions)
    Marnie Summerfield Smith presents...

    We Dance!
    Sunday 2 October, 6.30pm

    From ballet and bhangra to street, tap and musical theatre, this is a night of entertainment not to be missed.


  • Company Poster FRONT

    £10 | £12
    The Lindley Players present...
    Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October, 7.45pm

    On the night of his 35th birthday, bachelor Robert struggles to think of a wish as he blows out his birthday candles. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his diverse and frequently hilarious friends -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. Robert is forced to question his single status during an hilarious array of interactions.
    Stephen Sondheim's ground breaking modern musical is a mature, intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships and vulnerability. Nominated for a record fourteen 'Tony' Awards and winning seven of them, 'Company' features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best known songs, including 'Being Alive', 'Barcelona', 'Ladies Who Lunch', 'Side by Side' and 'Drive a Person Crazy'.
    £10 Tuesday - Thursday performances
    £12 Friday - Saturday performances.
    (£1 discount for concessions and members as usual)