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The Playhouse

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£1500 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A special theatre and arts centre that can transform into an unusual, historic, fun and stylish location for your wedding.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Theatre/ Arts Centre
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Full Description
The Playhouse historic "B1" listed buildings are a unique intimate space beside the historic Derry Walls right in the heart of the city. • Both wedding ceremonies and receptions catered for (registered venue for weddings and civil partnerships) • Option to bring in your own catering • We can provide a blank canvas for you to bring your own individual touch to your special day • Multiple rooms available depending on the size of the wedding and requirements

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anne Marie McKee
The award-wining Playhouse is one of Northern Ireland’s best loved Arts Centres, but we’re also a unique wedding venue, housed in two beautiful historic buildings. Refurbished at a cost of £4.6m, The Playhouse is a perfect blank canvas for couples wanting to create a unique day for their guests, right in heart of Derry’s historic walled city. Our prices start from just £1,200 so why not come in and talk to us about how we can tailor a package to suit your wedding?


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


5-7 Artillery St, Londonderry, Derry, BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

The Playhouse historic "B1" listed buildings are nestled inside the historic Derry Walls right in the heart of the city. You can't get much more central than that!

Nearest Town

Derry City

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A5 or A2

Nearest Train Station

Waterside Railway Station

Nearest Airport

City of Derry Airport

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy your day!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We love how everyone can transform the space into something completely unique, don't be scared, it's not hard! we're here to help!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Creative, flexible, unique, artistic and fun

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We love our theatre, and our dance studio's stunning views of the city. But we also love the graffiti artwork in our urban courtyard! Our stage door is a favourite spot, especially as it leads onto the famous Derry Walls.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Dara O Brian crashed our underground speakeasy once

What’s your favourite canapé?

Derry is famed for its local artisan street food caterers YUM!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Why not think about a pop up performance or artist-led flash mob for your guests!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Ever thought about getting a costumer designer to run a knicker making workshop for your hen? Or a graffiti or djing workshop for your stag? We have an extensive creative team of facilitators who can work with you to make anything possible!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our ability to work with anyone to help them achieve their creative vision- it's what we do every day of the year!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne