Opened on Boxing Day 1921, a conversion of a former Victorian chapel built in 1821. The Playhouse got its art-deco frontage a decade later in 1935 as well as stairs leading to a newly built balcony.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s the upstairs screen was used to show films and downstairs was used as a Bingo Hall.
Two further screens were added in 1996 when Parkway took over The Playhouse to make it a three screen cinema as it remains today.
After extensive refurbishment in 2011 and 2012, including the introduction of digital projection and new seats in some screens, capacities are currently 72, 140 and 150 seats.
In 2013, The Playhouse was awarded the “Pride of Place” in Louth for their contributions to the town.
The Playhouse has been home to the multi award winning Louth Film Club since 2005. Louth Film Club show the best of current and recent films not on the mainstream circuit, and some of the great classic movies that you might not have seen on the big screen before.
The Playhouse boasts the latest digital projection equipment alongside Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound and 3D capabilities.
We offer a large variety of soft drinks, snacks, and alcohol that you can enjoy in our seating area before the film or take it through with you to the show.
There is a council car park across the road that is free to use after 6pm. There is also a long stay car park located a few minutes walk away at the Co-op.
As well as the latest in digital technology, we are proud to be able to play 35mm films too.
We have a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor, and 2 out of our 3 screens are wheelchair accessible.
For more information about accessibility at this cinema please click here.
The Playhouse Louth is located on Cannon Street in Louth and is accessible by car. There is a council run car park directly across from the cinema entrance, which is free to use after 6PM. There is another public car park around the back of the cinema. Please use the map below if you need directions.
The nearest bus stop is located at Jasey's Bar. The cinema is approximately 3 minutes walk away from this stop. Bus 51 makes regular stops here operated by Stagecoach - for up to date information please visit their website here.