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Great little place

This is a fantastic little venue always different events on that must appeal to a broad age... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Oldham, United Kingdom
A rare gem of a venue

Playhouse 2 is a shining example of an (unfortunately) rare venue - intimate, friendly... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Pete G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Playhouse2 is Shaw's hidden gem. Run solely by volunteers it provides a wealth of entertainment all year round including full-length plays, music gigs, cinema nights and much more. Staff are very friendly and beverages/snacks are favourably priced...more
Play House 2 2 Newtown Street, Shaw OL2 8NX, England
+44 1706 847281
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a fantastic little venue always different events on that must appeal to a broad age spectrum, nice little bar area and very pleasant staff , would return

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Playhouse 2 is a shining example of an (unfortunately) rare venue - intimate, friendly, inexpensive, adventurous and welcoming. My most recent visit was to see a concert by blues artist Kaz Hawkins - one of the best gigs I've been to. The venue also produces...More

Thank Pete G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

You really need to be nimble to climb those stairs, if you need mobility access give the very friendly people as call; only to happy to assist. I recommend that you experience this venue, just select the play, concert or workshop you and enjoy. Bar...More

Thank Rte0008
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I love this theatre!,so intimate to see the acts, I go to see the fantastic Chris Connor - Elvis christmas show - also some other great original acts on here. Small and personable, great bar,good prices on the drinks, bar and seating upstairs not sure...More

Thank 677katmarie1
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love this friendly theatre. Over the years I've watched it struggle and grow and it's just a great theatre. All the seats have a good view and the variety of productions suits all walks of life. The staff here are passionate about the theatre...More

Thank Nat-Max-Travels
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Came here with friends to watch Eddie the Eagle film. What a superb night. Intimate atmosphere had all the audience participating in the laughter and pathos. Good atmosphere and very reasonable prices in the bar too. Highly recommended.

Thank GrahamSNorden
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Shaw Playhouse is a little jewel of a theatre cosy and intimate you feel part of the show because it's only a small number of seats stacked directly in front of the stage and the bar area is brilliant and very cheap !! Was lucky...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 January 2016

A cosy little theatre located handily in Shaw centre. the standard of acts for a theatre of this size is very good with a variety both play type and music type. there is also a licensed bar for a pre or /and interval tipple although...More

Thank Korkypoppy
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a quality place to go. Been lots of times to see various shows and concerts. Friendly atmosphere and always greeted with a smile. Would go more often if i got my act together. cant wait to go again. Top Draw!!!

Thank Disc0verM0re
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Went to see a comedy version of The hounds of the Baskervilles recently and what a fantastic night out we had! It was the first time that we had visited the Playhouse 2 even though it's on our doorstep. We have never laughed as much...More

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