The Playhouse is located in two recently renovated former schools located on a neutral site on Artillery Street within the historic Walled City of Derry-Londonderry. Since it was founded eighteen-years-ago by Pauline Ross, The Playhouse has become one of Ireland's leading award-winning, multi-disciplinary community art resource centres.
The Playhouse contains an intimate Theatre, an Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, and Context Art Gallery. As well, it provides a home for several cultural / art based groups and tenants. Since its inception, The Playhouse has filled what was an absence of a venue to provide all facets of The Arts to residents of the northwest segment of this island. It also is one of only a handful of venues that commissions plays then produces and launches them on tours.