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Kettering's first and only dedicated Playhouse Theatre offering a range of entertainment including: Straight Plays, Small Scale Musicals, Live Music, Themed Evenings and much more. With a licensed bar the venue is also available for hire for Conference / Meeting room, birthdays, anniversaries & other celebrations. Public parking at two locations, School Lane and Queen Street. Both are free after 6pm

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Jonathan Reynolds presents

The Great American Songbook

8th Sept

The Great American Songbook includes Jonathan Reynolds, James Reynolds and Ashleigh Hammond, something of a dream team of vocalists

Cabaret style seating at tables with waitress service from the bar.

Next Page Productions present

Funny Faces

Friday 14th Sept

2018 celebrates the Diamond anniversary of the beginning of the Carry On series. It’s 60 years since Carry On Sergeant burst onto our cinema screens and became the first in a long line of these evergreen comedies. To celebrate, Next Page Productions brings you a double bill of two beautifully written plays based on the lives and loves of British legends, Sid James and Joan Sims.

JOAN SIMS takes a walk down memory lane in ‘SIMply JOAN’. Join JOANIE as she reflects on her professional work and her private heartache, sometimes hilariously, often touchingly, as we witness her determination to ‘Carry On’!

WOT SID DID’ sees SID JAMES in his stage dressing room in the hour before his last performance. SID’s in a pensive mood as he looks back on his career, his life and his lost love – BARBARA WINDSOR. A funny poignant play about one of Britain’s most loved comic actors.

Tickets on:


Bonkers Playhouse present

Bingo Night

Friday 28th September

Join us for a fun night of Bingo. Play with one ticket or buy a full book. Licensed bar will be open.

Free entrance, just pay for your Bingo Books.

£2 per book. £10 for 6 books.

Each book covers 10 games.

Extra spot prizes in our bonus 11th game.

Tony Howes presents

his one man version of

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Friday 5th Oct

Come and join Tony as he portrays every character from A Midsummer Nights Dream in his one man show. A thouroughly entertaining night out.

White Cobra present


26th & 27th Oct

A very funny comedy by the author of Broadway smash End of the Rainbow and the West End hit Glorious! Four sets of characters, four crucial moments. Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they’ve never got it right before; Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails; Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.

Tickets on 07447 217622 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/whitecobra

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Commitments & Blues Brothers Tribute

8th to 10th Nov

Join us for what promises to be a great show filled with well known tunes from The Blues Brothers, The Commitments and maybe one or two surprises. Limited tickets available, so book early.


Stagelight Theatre Co presents

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors

& Modern Love

15th to 17th Nov

Two great one act plays brought to you by Stagelight Theatre Company. More details to follow.


Bonkers Playhouse present

Poker Night

Friday 23rd November

Experienced players and beginners welcome. Come and join us for a fun night of Poker. £10 Buy In will get you 5 games during the evening. Licenced bar will be open.

Also, for one night only, we have a card demonstration by Johnathan Strudwick (Magician) who will be performing at Bonkers Playhouse in February 2019


Bonkers Playhouse present

Winter Wonderland

1st Dec

Enjoy the fetivities of Christmas with Bonkers Playhouse as we present our first ‘Winter Wonderland’. A truly unique Christmas event featuring over 30 decorated Christmas trees, Santa’s Grotto, A Woodland Waterfall and much more. Visit Santa in his grotto and get a picture and gift for just £6. We will also be serving mulled wine, winter warmers and festive mince pies from Paul’s Bar. Limited numbers available so early booking is advised.

Bonkers Theatrical presents

The Eight Reindeer Monologues

3rd to 8th Dec

Looking for something different this Christmas? Tired of ‘Pantomimes’
and ‘A Christmas Carol’? Well, this is the play for you! Eight reindeer
dish the dirt on the real Santa. All those rumours you’ve heard about
him and the elves. About Rudolph’s little secret and Vixen’s story that
was leaked to the press, all true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up
and they do not hold back! This play is not recommended for younger
audiences. Adults only for this one!


Nice 'n' Easy presents

Dreaming Of A Rat Pack Christmas

15th Dec

Nice 'n' Easy return to Bonkers Playhouse with their Christmas Special. Supported by The Nicettes this promises to be a wonderful evening of classic Rat Pack songs mixed with some favourite Christmas tunes.

Bonkers Playhouse present

1st Anniversary Cabaret Evening

19th Jan

Join us for our first anniversary
celebration. Evening features the return of ‘Fortune And Friends’ with
some very special guests covering all genres of music. A great night is

Cabaret style seating at tables with waitress service from the bar.

Very limited numbers. Early booking recomended.

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Tell Me On A Sunday

21st to 26th Jan

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic Tell Me on a Sunday is a one-woman show that charts the course of a young English girl newly arrived in New York. Brimming with optimism, she sets out to seek success, companionship and, of course, love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether – in fact – she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.


Bonkers Playhouse presents

Gammon Bunkum

& Bold Bamboozle

22nd & 23rd Feb

Be prepared to be amazed.

Our first Magician appearing for just two nights. Believe me when I say you don't want to miss this one. He is amazing.


Bonkers Theatrical presents

Parents Evening

19th to 23rd Mar

It’s dusk. Mother and father are in their bedroom, dressing in preparation for Parents’ Evening at their only daughter’s primary school. During this rare opportunity to check in, the couple embarks on a volatile, passionate and surprising confrontation that challenges every one of their life choices. The play is a painfully witty, perceptive exploration of the landlines of parenting in modern marriage.


Theats presents


25th May

We welcome back the Theats to perform An Evening Of Song. This will be Encore's second visit to the Playhouse following their successful show in 2018. Featuring many well known and loved tunes. An evening not to be missed.

Tickets on:


or 01536 601160

Bonkers Theatrical presents

Blood Brothers (The Play)

8th to 13th July 2019

The story revolves around two boys, Mickey Johnston and Eddie Lyons, both from different backgrounds. One from a well off family, The Lyons’, and one from quite a poor family, The Johnston’s. The two boys become friends at the age of seven and we watch them grow into adults. But there is a secret that Mrs Johnston and Mrs Lyons hold. Eddie is the twin brother of Mickey, who was given away at birth to an infertile Mrs Lyons. As the two grow up they become very close and are even in love with the same girl, Linda. As they all grow older Mickey and Linda are married but, due to recession, Mickey becomes chronically depressed. He also believes Linda is having an affair with Eddie.
He then sets out on a mission to find his ‘friend’. Mrs Johnston and Linda hurry after him in a last ditch attempt to stop him killing his twin. Mrs Johnston finally tells the brothers the truth, but with tragic consequences.


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27a Victoria Street
NN16 0BU
Tel: 01536 601160