Last month Landmark Theatres, along with Peterborough City Council announced the closure of the main auditorium at the Key Theatre due to the discovery of RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) in the roof.
The Council during this time have been working hard to find a solution in order to re-open the venue as soon as possible, especially with the pantomime season fast approaching. With the support and expert advice of structural engineers, a safe solution will be installed over the coming weeks on the interior of the main auditorium. Full details can be found here
Works will be carried out between 9th October through to mid-November which unfortunately affects the Key Theatre planned programme over this period. The majority of the programme has been rescheduled or moved to other spaces and all customers will be contacted in the coming days with further information. A full list of affected shows can be found below.
The closure is only affecting programming in the main auditorium and all other spaces including the studio theatre, box office, offices, spires room, swan room and Chalkboard Tea Room & Bistro are unaffected and safe to occupy.
Please see below a list of shows affected, and the current update:
This list will be updated as and when we have further details:
Silver & Family Screening BARBIE (CANCELLED)
Splashtest Dummies (CANCELLED)
Top Secret Magic Of Science (MOVED TO THE KEY THEATRE STUDIO)
ROH Screening of Das Rheingold (CANCELLED)
Virtues 1445 (MOVED FROM KEY THEATRE TO NEW THEATRE EVENT, HAS KEPT THE SAME DATE)
An Evening and a Little Bit of the Morning with… Mark Steel (MOVED DATES FROM 23.09.23 to 25.04.24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Silver Screening of Theater Camp (CANCELLED)
Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke (MOVED DATES FROM 28.09.23 to 18.04.24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Paul Young – Behind The Lens (MOVED TO THE NEW THEATRE ON 23/03/24)
Ruby Turner – (CANCELLED, HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SECURE NEW DATE, HOWEVER RUBY TURNER WILL RETURN TO THE KEY THEATRE AT SOME POINT)
The Signalman (CANCELLED)
Abbamania (MOVED THE NEW THEATRE ON 02/10/23)
Priscilla: Queen Of The Disaster (CANCELLED)
Rinkoo Barpaga’s Made In (India) Britain (CANCELLED)
Yippee Ki Yay (CANCELLED)
Wanted (MOVED TO 13/03/24 AT THE KEY)
Suzi Ruffell (Moving into two shows in the Key Theatre studio on Friday 3rd November)
Rhys James: Spilt Milk (CANCELLED)
Winnie the Pooh & The Birthday Of The Donkey (CANCELLED)
SANGEET SANGAM (MOVED TO THE NEW THEATRE ON SAME DATE 08/10/23)
Crown Ballet’s The Nutcracker (CANCELLED)
Crown Ballet’s Swan Lake (MOVED TO THE NEW THEATRE ON 20/11/23)
Tales From Acorn Wood (MOVED TO THE NEW THEATRE ON 19/11/23)
The Signatures, Northern Soul (MOVED TO 28/04/24) AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Legends Of American Country (MOVED TO 20/10/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Mark Simmons: Quip Of The Mark (MOVED TO THE STUDIO, SAME DATE 25/10/23)
Opera Boys (MOVED TO 19/05/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Best In Comedy (MOVED BACK TO THE KEY THEATRE ON 17/05/24)
Ivo Graham – Organised Fun (MOVED TO 23/05/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Crimes On Centre Court (CANCELLED)
Angela Barnes: Hot Mess (MOVED TO THE KEY THEATRE STUDIO ON SAME DATE – ADDED EXTRA PERFORMANCE TO COPE WITH DEMAND)
Six-Teen Version (MOVED TO THE KEY STUDIO ON SAME DATE – ADDED EXTRA PERFORMANCE TO COPE WITH DEMAND)
Axel Blake (CANCELLED)
The Haunting (MOVED TO 23/02/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Piotr Zola Szulowski:Twoj Ruch (MOVED TO 28/02/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
G2 (MOVED TO 15/06/24 AT THE KEY THEATRE)
Peterborough Gang Show (CANCELLED)
We are very grateful for the patience and support of our patrons during this time, and look forward to welcoming you back into the main-auditorium for the first performance of Aladdin on Saturday 2 December.
I have tickets to a show on this list, what happens to my tickets?
Our Box Office team will be reaching out to you within the next few days to assist you with moving, exchanging, or refunding your tickets. They will contact you via email or telephone. As you can imagine our team will be exceptionally busy during this time so we please ask you to wait to be contacted.
I have tickets to a show not on this list, am I affected?
Currently, only shows in the main auditorium at the Key Theatre are affected. Shows in the Studio Theatre will go ahead as planned. We have confirmation that this space is safe to occupy.
How long will you be closed for?
The Key Theatre will re-open on Saturday 2nd December 2023 for the first performance of Aladdin. For further information about tickets please visit https://keytheatre-peterborough.com/event/aladdin/
I haven’t received an email about my tickets.
Emails will be sent to the email address on the account used to make the booking. Please make sure you check your spam and junk mail. The email will come from email@example.com
We are contacting ticket holders with information about their show as we confirm updated dates or cancellations. This may not necessarily happen in the order that the shows were due to be on our stages. Please be assured that we are endeavouring to contact all ticket holders as soon as we can once we have further information.
I am due to attend a class/activity not on this list, will it go ahead?
Kindred Youth Theatre classes. Rose’s Make Believe, Volunteer event and Heels Dance Class will all go ahead as planned as these events take place in studio spaces unaffected by the main auditorium closure.