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Playhouse iconic theatre venue in DURBAN

Home to the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and venue for ballet, dance, musicals and plays , The Playhouse attracts an eclectic mix of audiences. Both bars offer patrons the option to... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Durban, South Africa
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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The Playhouse was really wonderful to visit after many years.The Sound of Music performance was really excellent. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The venue has been well maintained and the service during interval was excellent. Make sure you place your orders before the performance starts, at interval it will be ready and waiting. Will definitely make more of an effort... More 

Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The playhouse is a great local spot for really great productions. Really huge bar area and some snacks while you hanging around.

Thank Cheryl G
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I am an educator at an all girls high school, and was one of the accompanying chaperones on the excursion. Suffice to say, the girls were thrilled with the Gatsby-like ambience even upon mere entry into the building. Rolling staircases, plush regal decor and a hushed atmosphere transport one back in time, and make one forget it's location in the... More 

Thank aaishahassim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Truly a wonderful experience. The beauty and ambiance of this lovely venue always has me spellbound. The staff were friendly and professional.

Thank 927sumeshr
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Home to the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and venue for ballet, dance, musicals and plays , The Playhouse attracts an eclectic mix of audiences. Both bars offer patrons the option to pre order drinks for intermission and the coffee corner serves good filter coffee and delicious snacks.

1 Thank AnetLB
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We went to a number of theatre events here and had a great time. Although it's not difficult to find, the area is rather unsettling, so make sure you're not alone. Was able to park right outside, but had to barter with the car guard who wanted to charge me twice for looking after our rust heap

2 Thank Judie2011
Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I love the playhouse and evening of sophisticated fun and wine! I don't think I have been disappointed at any show I chose to see. I like it maybe its just the thrill of being at the opera!

1 Thank Bex_1221
Fergus, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The playhouse has a distinct aura of yesteryear and sometimes has spectacular productions. Book in advance and plot where to park on a map before leaving as you definitely want to be there when the curtain rises.

Thank Tarryn C
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Playhouse is one of Durban's oldest buildings and was built in a mock Tudor style. it was completely renovated a few years ago. and has excellent facilities. The acoustics are very good.

1 Thank John D
Durban South Africa
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We went to see West Side Story. The playhouse exuded its usual ambiance which is pleasant. The bar service could be a lot more efficient!The show itself was probably one of the most mediocre that I have been to .Disappointing production and characters not very well type cast. In all it was very amatuerish. The theatre management need to up... More 

Thank Peter F

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