What to Expect

Here's what you can expect when you come to visit us!

You’re welcome at Shakespeare North Playhouse whether you’re coming to see a show, popping in for a coffee, using a meeting room or just fancy a plain old nosy around.

The building has three floors with lifts to all areas and accessible toilets on every level.

There are baby changing facilities on the Ground Floor. You can find out more about accessibility in this dedicated section of the website.

We also have outdoor spaces – the Piazza and Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden. Everything is very well signposted and our staff are happy to help.

When you arrive at the main entrance, you’ll be welcomed by one of our team who can help you book tickets, answer your questions and generally point you in the right direction. There are also self-service screens in the building where you can buy your tickets.

Our Cockpit Theatre is a replica of the a theatre built in 1629. Seats are benches with cushions, some of which have backs. You can find out more about the design of the theatre here