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Play - Shakespeare, Wed 13 - Fri 15 Feb 2019


Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 2 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Cathedral Guided Tour
Fri 21 Dec The Peterborough Cathedral Christmas Concert
Wed 13 - Fri 15 Feb Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night


Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Twelfth Night, is to be staged at Peterborough Cathedral from 13th to 15th February 2019 by Gearbox Theatre Company.

This talented new theatre company is combining the Cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture, a sixties skiffle band and Shakespeare’s poetic language, to bring this colourful production to life.

Artistic Director, Emma Sheppard, explains:

“It is the swinging sixties in Illyria where music really is ‘the Food of Love’. Cesario loves Orsino, Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario … but Cesario is really Viola, Sebastian’s twin sister … and is Sebastian really drowned? And then there is Malvolio … cruelly deceived into yellow stockings and crossed-garters by the riotous rogues of this enchanting tale. There is love and marriage, laughter, mischief and cross-dressing.

“With a sixties skiffle band and an original if somewhat nostalgic soundtrack, this is a show not to be missed.”

As well as the three evening performances, there are matinees on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February, and these are open both to the general public and to schools.

************ Valentine’s Day special **************

With love being the theme of the comedy, and Valentine’s Day on 14th February, the Cathedral is offering a ‘Valentine’s Day Special’ ticket. This combines a luxury afternoon tea for two, a pair of top price tickets for the evening performance and interval drinks, plus the option to renew your vows at Evensong before the show and meet the cast during the interval. It's the perfect way to treat a loved one!

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 13 - Fri 15 Feb 2019


Tickets, from £11 - £25, are now on sale via or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.


See location of Peterborough Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 192987  Lat: 52.57308 Long: -0.24159

By Road:
From the A1M: Follow signs for city centre, follow ring road to jct 5.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 10 minutes' walk to Peterborough Cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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