New Theatre Peterborough
Enjoy a wide variety of comedy and theatre at New Theatre Peterborough
The New Theatre in Peterborough used to be one of the original Odeon cinemas that were so much a part of a previous generation's entertainment scene. Since 2001, it has been a theatre with a proper live stage, rather than the semi-stage in front of a cinema screen of its early years. It serves up a very decent variety of stand-up comedy and light theatre shows, as well as the odd sporting event. It's a very welcoming venue, with a superbly preserved interior that dates back to its original inception in 1937. You can buy or sell New Theatre Peterborough tickets on StubHub.
Light theatre in plush Art Deco surroundings
The New Theatre Peterborough is one of the largest venues of its kind in the Cambridgeshire area, and as such has always been an automatic choice for theatre companies, bands and solo performers on tour in the UK. It can take a tad over 1,000 people in its permanent seating, so it's more suited to theatre and musical recitals than to band gigs, meaning the emphasis has always been on the former. It was designed by Harry Wheedon, the well-known British architect who was largely responsible for popularising the Art Deco approach to design that distinguished the Odeon chain of cinemas. The interior of the theatre is absolutely exquisite, all wood panelling and muted colours, with subtle 1970s Art Deco revival decorations and fittings. These have been lovingly restored thanks to a grant from Pizza Express chain founder, Peter Boizot, along with the Dawe Charitable Trust. As a result theatre-goers have enjoyed sumptuous surrounding in which to watch classic theatre productions like Cabaret, and even big dance productions like Spirit of the Dance. Juxtaposed with these have been exhibition sports events, like LDN wrestling. A full spectrum of entertainment lies in wait for you with New Theatre Peterborough tickets.
A feast of Britain's top stand-up comedians
Another big perennial drawcard at New Theatre Peterborough is stand-up comedy, and you'll still find this tradition continuing to the present day. So look out for a long string of some of the UK's top stand-up comedians when you're on the hunt for New Theatre Peterborough tickets. Year on year, audiences have lapped up shows from entertainers like Ed Byrne, Nathan Carter and the man who's been described, perhaps a bit hyperbolically, in the British media as "the world's best living stand-up comedian", Stewart Lee and his massively acclaimed Snowflake/Tornado. StubHub is your first port of call for absorbing comedy entertainment in Peterborough.
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