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Key Theatre Summer Season

Key Theatre Summer Season

28th April - 4th September

With the light nights comes fantastic theatre. Everyone at the Key is very excited with this year's Summer Season as it marks a new beginning for many new shows. To name but a few highlights, we welcome the...

Stage on Screen

Stage on Screen

28th April - 4th September

After the roaring success of the RSC Live screening of Richard II last autumn, we are delighted to announce a new Stage on Screen season. With live screenings of new productions and encore filmed performances of recent...

West Side Story

West Side Story

20th August - 23rd August

Key Theatre

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets

Peterborough Presents…Artists’ workshop with Les Cubitenistes

Peterborough Presents…Artists’ workshop with Les Cubitenistes

1st September

Key Studio

An opportunity for local artists to get involved in the upcoming Peterborough Arts Festival

Key Theatre Autumn Season

Key Theatre Autumn Season

3rd September - 5th February

Key Theatre Autumn Seasons are always packed with quality from start to finish and this year is no different. With drama as far as the eye can see, music that will have you singing until Christmas, comedy that will have...

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Live Screening)

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Live Screening)

3rd September

Key Theatre

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his...

Medea (Live Screening)

Medea (Live Screening)

4th September

Key Theatre

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a...

A Space to Connect and Grow

A Space to Connect and Grow

6th September - 7th September

Chauffeurs Cottage

Join Metal for a programme of craft and environmental workshops, kitchen garden demonstrations and films and performances by local bands as we welcome the garden, designed by Jeni Cairns and Sophie Antonelli – to...

Billboard Indie-Vision

Billboard Indie-Vision

6th September

Various Venues

Metal has commissioned 10 artists to create billboard designs in response to questions posed by people such as Phil Jupitus, Paul Morley, Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy) and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Billboards are on display...

Lost on Earth

Lost on Earth

6th September

Cathedral Square

Yes, we are not alone! Is this the beginning of an alien invasion or do they come in peace? What shall we do if they demand to be taken to our leaders? They Have Arrived. Out of the nether-regions of...

Sit Back

Sit Back

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

Sit Back is a dance theatre piece for 4 women and a bench bringing you a spoonful of nostalgia, a shot of good fun and a measure of emotion. Based in 1942, London Transport Clippies from the 601 trolleybus service...

2 Seconds!

2 Seconds!

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

In this mime and burlesque show, la Compagnie du Petit Monsieur continues its exploration of modern times. And what would Pandora’s Box contain nowadays if not one of these new objects which have invaded our daily...

Sybil

Sybil

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

The Insect Circus presents Sybil, the only Oriental performing snail in the Occident! In journeying here, this extraordinary animal was forty days crossing the hinterland of France and is the first of its kind ever...

A Museum of Everyday Life

A Museum of Everyday Life

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

An engaging interactive creative experience, transforming audiences into works of art. A live photographic studio and a progressive photographic exhibition making the ordinary extraordinary.

Fast hands. Smart mouth. Nice suit.

Fast hands. Smart mouth. Nice suit.

6th September

Cathedral Square

One of the original Covent Garden street entertainers in the late 1980’s, and the elected head of the Covent Garden Street Performers Association for a number of years, Mat cut his teeth on the cobblestones and...

The Lift

The Lift

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

The Lift is a roving theatrical experience that envelops you, welcoming you into a world of captured moments, giving a surreal experience that you won’t forget. An elegant elevator (on wheels) arrives...

Meet Pete

Meet Pete

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

Pete’s hilarious show crackles with bizarre spontaneity and awesome skill. Singing crazy jazz while dancing, or juggling while riding a unicycle on a rope high above the ground, there is gags and clowning galore as...

L’Hotel

L’Hotel

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

…the smallest hotel in the world L’ Hotel has parked ceremoniously at its latest destination…….The only hotel to come to you! The “smallest hotel in the world” is shrouded but watch...

BOB, Delivery of all kinds

BOB, Delivery of all kinds

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

Who would order a withered plant in the last phase of dehydration, a pre-war alarm clock or an already bitten apple? And how would the delivery boy react when he realized he had been stood up in front of everyone? What...

La Machine

La Machine

6th September - 7th September

Cathedral Square

Ernest feels like stranger in his own planet, but he is not a person to mope, he likes to invent things. He hatches a plan to build the fantastic machine of his dreams and present it into a contest. With the help of...

Transe Express

Transe Express

6th September

Cathedral Square

The extraordinary and exciting French performance troupe Transe Express, masters of the public spectacle, will delight Peterborough festival-goers on Saturday 6th September when they round off the night’s...

From West End to Broadway: A Musical Theatre Masterclass

From West End to Broadway: A Musical Theatre Masterclass

7th September

Broadway Theatre

An intensive and hands on workshop exploring how orchestras and musical theatre works

Sing-a-Long

Sing-a-Long

7th September

Cathedral Square

Join the award-winning Peterborough Youth Choir and pupils from primary schools across the city in marking the World War 1 Centenary, singing original songs from the period including favourites like “Pack Up Your...