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The Playhouse is preparing for an action packed festive season of theatre, music, and arts!


Christmas Gifts

Does someone you know have a special memory of The Playhouse? Love of theatre?
Want to unleash some creativity? Want to become more involved in the Arts?

Give a round of applause, a class in ceramics or lessons in photography this Christmas!


logoPlayhouse Theatre Vouchers

Your loved one can choose from hundreds of original theatre shows,productions & performances in The Playhouse Programme. Available for any amount.


applause clubApplause Club Membership

Only £25 a year or only £10 for students
- Invitations to special events, openings, receptions & cast meet and greets
- Priority booking, exclusive news, events and show announcements
- Flash ticket offers
- Offers in the Playhouse bar, including 2 complimentary drinks upon joining the club
- Free show programmes
- A complimentary ticket when you introduce a new friend to the club
Most importantly, the opportunity to support the Playhouse


educationClasses and workshops

Help them get creative, have fun, learn a new skill.. and gain an Open College Network (OCN) qualification!The Playhouse will soon announce several Adult Night Classes in partnership with the North West Regional College starting in the new year.WHAT GETS YOUR ‪CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING?

Get creative, have fun, learn a new skill.. and gain an Open College Network (OCN) qualification!

The Playhouse announces several Adult Night Classes in partnership with the North West Regional College

OCN Level Practical Ceramic Skills 2
Develop your creative talents in a three dimensional form! We'll take you through the various processes of ceramics and pottery, beginning with the design process.
Tuesdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 2/2/16 and ending on 5/4/16.

OCN Level 1 Photography
Are they getting a new camera for Christmas? We'll show them how to get the best out of your camera and take pictures to be proud of!
Wednesdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 24/2/16 and ending on 27/4/16.

OCN Level 2 Performance Realisation Skills
Have you dabbled in stagecraft and performance? Don't know where to go next? Develop your performing arts skills and confidence with this hand on and fun course!
Thursdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 28/1/16 and ending on 31/43/16.

OCN Level 1 Creative Writing
Creative writing course for beginners with lots of skills development, support and feedback. Kickstart your creative life in words!
Wednesdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 27/1/16 and ending on 30/3/16.

Cost: £45(concessionary) £60 (full price) The cost includes registration fees for Open College Network to obtain qualification. For further information and Enrolment Form please contact The Playhouse on 02871 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk.



hire usHire Space for a loved one!

Is your loved one a photographer? Painter? Sculptor? Artist?
Give them the gift of the perfect city centre venue to exhibit their work! Email Jessica at hire@derryplayhouse.co.uk.


art suppliesArt Supplies

Buy wonderful art materials at discount prices from our Box Office! CLICK HERE for a full list.


cardsChristmas Cards

Unique Christmas cards featuring the stunning work of late iconograpgher-in-residence Sister Aloysius McVeigh are now avaialbel to buy at our Box Office. These original Christmas Cards, produced by the late Sr Aloysius, are available for a limited time only whilst stocks last. Sr Aloysius who was an artist in residence in The Playhouse building was known for her iconography, and the card includes one of her masterpieces. £5 for a pack of 10.


theatre ticketTickets to touring playhouse productions

The gift of The Playhouse on tour! Let us transport someone special back to the era of romanceas Hollywood's golden couple Doris Day and Gordon MacRae reunite on stage at The Millennium Forum to tell the story of their lives.
More info here


This Christmas you can give a loved one a year of unique theatre experiences- as well as making a vital contribution to local arts!


Christmas Shows

Tinseltown Ball

The Playhouse Tinseltown Christmas Ball
Saturday 12th December from 7pm
A very special chance to support The Playhouse by joining us for an evening of performance, music and delectable dining!
Featuring Doris Day, Billie Holiday, Josef Locke and Ella Fitzgerald.
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Click here for more info.



Santa's Christmas Land!
An interactive Christmas Journey
Monday 14th to Thursday 17th December
Santa is coming to The Playhouse! But where is he hiding? Join us on a Christmas adventure through the North Pole to find Santa's workshop.
Click here for more info and booking.


The Sister Aloysius Memorial Concert
Friday 18th December 2015
Colmcille Ladies Choir present their annual night of festive music and verse in memory of Sister Aloysius McVeigh of the Sisters of Mercy.
An accompanying exhibition of Sister Aloysius' iconography will be on display in The Playhouse plaza from Thursday 10th to Saturday 19th December.
Click here for more info and booking.


And an after Christmas Winter treat!

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live presents
The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
Saturday 9th January 2016, 2.30pm
Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.
Featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Click here for more info and booking.



Why not also consider contributing to our Artist's Community Christmas Tree?

Christmas Tree



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