Key Theatre - City Culture Peterborough

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Key Theatre.

Key Theatre

Proposed theatre closure.

The city council has secured the future of the Key Theatre after agreeing terms with a new local operator. The operators of the New Theatre in Peterborough are set to take over the running of the Key from 8 February. The agreement is subject to final deal negotiations.

Enjoy an exciting year-round calendar of events and shows based in the beautiful riverside setting next to the River Nene.

You will enjoy an eclectic mix of genres including music, comedy, live screenings, spoken word, dance, film and drama.

The theatre is also home to local amateur groups and artists, and offers its unique facilities for hire.

What's on at the Key Theatre.

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Body and Soul Classes



The Snow Queen



One Night of Elvis



Romeo and Juliet



Arron Crascall


Drama - Classic

For Queen and Country

Cinderella | 3 December 2021 – 9 January 2022

Peterborough's longest-running traditional family pantomime is back for 2021.

Cinderella is the famous fairy-tale of a poor working girl who becomes a princess for a night. Finding true love with Prince Charming at a grand ball, her magical story is one of rags to riches then rags again. Once the clock strikes midnight and her magical spell is broken, will Cinders and Prince Charming be reunited? Will she overcome her overbearing ugly sisters? What's more, will there be some delicious ice cream in the interval?

The answer to all these questions is probably yes, because we all love a happy ending. But at the Key panto, which always has an original script, these panto fairy stories don't always go the way we remember them. Book now so you can find out for sure.

As always, the panto schedule will include audio described, BSL signed and relaxed performances to suit a variety of needs. Some shows will also be suitable for schools.

Tickets cost from £10.

The Key Youth Theatre (KYT).

The Key Youth Theatre (KYT) is home to a large number of vibrant and talented young people who meet at workshop sessions throughout the year. These sessions are overseen by a team of professional actors and workshop leaders who work with the children to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience.

KYT, presented by Kindred Drama and City Culture Peterborough offers young people, aged 18 months - 18+ years, the opportunity to both develop their performance skills and build their confidence. Our experienced team of professional performers are fully DBS checked. Classes take place at our purpose built facilities.

Venue Hire.

Are you looking for studio space to hire for rehearsals, classes or other activities? Your creativity will flow in our inspiring setting surrounded by nature and culture.

Contact us.

Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF

+44 (0) 1733 207 239

Box office open Monday to Friday
10am - 4pm