Peterborough New Theatre is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest theatres. Founded in the aftermath of Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre, Peterborough New Theatre’s 1,140-seater auditorium hosts national tours of drama, music, comedy and film. You can search for the best Peterborough New Theatre tickets here at TickX.
The Peterborough New Theatre started life as an Odeon cinema in 1937. That makes it one of the oldest Odeon cinemas in the country. The theatre remained in use as a cinema until 1991 before it was redeveloped and reopened as the Broadway Theatre in 2001. This redevelopment saw the restoration of the theatre’s original Art Deco interior. Its main auditorium also gained a new platform stage.
Over the last decade the Peterborough New Theatre has survived a difficult time. In 2009 a fire damaged the building, leading it to host only choir rehearsals and winter seasons. The theatre also survived a threat of redevelopment and multiple changes of ownership. As of March 2019 the theatre is managed by the touring theatre company Sellador Worldwide.
Today the Peterborough New Theatre hosts a wide range of touring productions. These include smash-hit musicals like Avenue Q, classic plays like The Mousetrap and pantomimes like The Wizard of Oz. The theatre also attracts famous comedians and musicians doing the rounds on their national tours.
Aside from its stunning main auditorium, the Peterborough New Theatre also features a large event and function room above the theatre. The room, the Boizot Lounge, takes its name from the late Peterborough philanthropist Peter Boizot. The Boizot Lounge is the theatre's space for smaller productions, meetings and other events.
There are few more impressive entertainment venues in Cambridgeshire than the Peterborough New Theatre. Check out what’s coming up at the theatre now and find all the best tickets to Peterborough New Theatre events here at TickX.