Key Theatre

Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

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Situated in Peterborough's city centre the Key Theatre brings great entertainment to the area with the theatre programme made up of 'home-grown' productions, national touring shows, local community productions and a full programme of one-off concerts.

Also part of the Key Theatre is ‘Riva’ the fabulous restaurant offering excellent food, plus views of the Nene embankment, making this a stunning setting for city centre dining.

The Key’s pantomimes are renowned throughout the region for their quality and traditional sense of good, clean, family fun. And with over 30 years of experience it’s no wonder that thousands of children have grown up enjoying panto at the Key and many now bring their own families too!

Every seat provides an excellent view for children of all ages and sizes and you’re sure to feel part of the excitement, action and magic of the production from beginning to end! With a running time of less than two hours Key pantomimes are slick, fast moving and full of fun.

With excellent discounts for schools and party bookers and over 50 performances to choose from – there will be a time, a price and a date to suit you.

Events

Tuesday, 28th September 2021 - Tuesday, 28th September 2021

Egypt PlayCrimes in Egypt @ The Key TheatreBelgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time? A versatile cast of just…
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Wednesday, 29th September 2021 - Wednesday, 29th September 2021

Jonathan AgnewAn Evening with Aggers @ The Key TheatreSince the home Ashes series in 2013, the Evenings with Aggers shows have been delighting audiences and selling out theatres all over England. Jonathan Agnew learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston, emerging from the notoriety of the gloriously funny leg over’ incident (yes, you will…
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Thursday, 30th September 2021 - Thursday, 30th September 2021

Nabil Abdul RashidNabil Abdul Rashid - Nobody Actually Believed I's Last @ The Key TheatreAfter reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020 (3000 Ofcom complaints), Nabil Abdul Rashid brings his brand-new stand-up show on tour. From growing up under military rule in northern Nigeria to falling into legal trouble as a teenager in south London, join Nabil as he recollects the…
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Friday, 1st October 2021 - Friday, 1st October 2021

Queen TributeThe Best of Queen - The Break Free Tour @ The Key TheatreGet ready to Break Free with the UK’s biggest Queen Tribute band–Majesty, in a brand-new show–The Break Free Tour! Join Freddie, Brian, Roger and John as they take you on a magical journey performing the Best of Queen, whilst celebrating the music and showmanship of the UK’s favourite rock band.
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021 - Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Finn TaylorFinn Taylor - So My WifeFinn’s wedding was just before lockdown. So now he’s been married for 300 years, he’s going on tour. Having not worked for a year, it’s time to go mainstream: time to put on a suit and talk about his wife.
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Saturday, 2nd October 2021 - Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Searchers & HolliesThe Searchers and Hollies Experience - The best of both Worlds @ The Key TheatreThe Searchers and Hollies Experience ... The best of both worlds features an incredible back catalogue of over 30 hit songs in this amazing tribute show. It is a show guaranteed to have you in Needles And Pins with nostalgia as soon as you Walk In The Room. It is definitely worth Just One Look and…
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Sunday, 3rd October 2021 - Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Glenn MillarThe Glenn Miller and Rat Pack Era @ The Key TheatreRecapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s & 50s.
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Wednesday, 6th October 2021 - Wednesday, 6th October 2021

MacbethMacbeth @ The Key TheatreA full-cast production set in the murky Dark Ages where love, politics and witchcraft collide. A warworn Macbeth is told by three sisters that he is fated to become King of Scotland so beginning a series of events that lead to the destruction of Kings, friends and souls as he, and his Lady, try to…
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Friday, 8th October 2021 - Friday, 8th October 2021

Tez IlyasTez Ilyas: The Vicked Tour
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Saturday, 9th October 2021 - Saturday, 9th October 2021

The Not So Royal VarietyThe Not So Royal Variety Performance @ The Key TheatreTGS are back once again treading the boards of their favouriteTheatre to entertain you!!!!! This brand new Show is to be taken with a pinch of salt....because humour and laughter is the best medicine after the extraordinary times we have all lived!!!!
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Monday, 11th October 2021 - Monday, 11th October 2021

Dirty DustingDirty Dusting @ The Key TheatreOur 2021 production stars Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo!) and Vicky Entwistle (Coronation Street) Leah Bell completes the threesome. Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash. A…
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Tuesday, 12th October 2021 - Tuesday, 12th October 2021

TalonTalon - The Best of the Eagles Legacy Tour 2021 @ The Key TheatreTalon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2020/21’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’…
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Wednesday, 13th October 2021 - Wednesday, 13th October 2021

Simon & GarfunkelThe Simon and Garfunkel Story @ The Key TheatreThe Simon and Garfunkel Story takes you back through time, to tell the story of both Paul and Art, from their humble beginnings as rock n roll duo Tom & Jerry, right through their massive success, dramatic breakup and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert…
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Thursday, 14th October 2021 - Thursday, 14th October 2021

Steve RoyleThe (Steve) Royle Variety Performance @ The Key TheatreSteve spent many years supporting the likes of Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots on tour. He is a regular television ‘warm-up’ for programs such as “The Rob Brydon Show”, “A Question Of Sport”, “Mastermind”, “The Price is Right” and has several television…
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Friday, 15th October 2021 - Friday, 15th October 2021

Comedy Club comes to the Key Theatre in October 2021Peterborough Comedy Club
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Friday, 15th October 2021 - Friday, 15th October 2021

Peterborough Comedy ClubPeterborough Comedy Club @ The Key TheatreJoin us for an evening of giggles, side-slaps and belly-laughs this August at the Key Theatre in Peterborough. Artists for this event include Reginald D Hunter, Felicity Ward and Ben Norris.
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Friday, 15th October 2021 - Friday, 15th October 2021

Potter VisionPottervision @ The Key TheatreFour performers are all set to recreate Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone but, when two of them drop out on the day (and take all the props and costumes with them), Tom and Lukas must go it alone and make do with the limited resources they have. With DIY props, charity shop costumes and…
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Sunday, 17th October 2021 - Sunday, 17th October 2021

BoycieOnly Fools and Boycie @ The Key TheatreOnly Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.   Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets…
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Monday, 18th October 2021 - Monday, 18th October 2021

Ladyboys of BangkokLadyboys of Bangkok 'Flight of Fantasy' @ The Key TheatreClimb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) send you soaring to spectacular diamante-dipped song and dance destinations, with over 400 stunning costumes. Comedy turbulence is the in-flight order of the day as your cabin crew, led by…
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Tuesday, 19th October 2021 - Tuesday, 19th October 2021

Richard JonesRichard Jones @ The Key TheatreRichard Jones was the winner of Britain's Got Talent and is a British Army soldier as well as one of the world’s greatest magicians in The Magic Circle. Having recently had audiences on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions completely captivated, Richard is extending his sell-out tour of the UK…
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Wednesday, 20th October 2021 - Wednesday, 20th October 2021

Paines PloughPaines Plough - Sessions @ The Key Theatre30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.” Tunde’s 30th birthday is fast approaching. So he’s just started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks and a recent one-night stand ended in tears –…
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Thursday, 21st October 2021 - Thursday, 21st October 2021

Iain StirlingIain Stirling - Failing UpwardsIain Stirling (Love Island, Buffering and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Daily Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour.
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Tuesday, 26th October 2021 - Tuesday, 26th October 2021

Kenny ThomasKenny Thomas
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Friday, 29th October 2021 - Friday, 29th October 2021

Ignacio LopezIgnacio Lopez Spain's Best ExportSpain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (as seen on BBC Sesh), slams Spanish and British culture in a relentlessly funny show about holidays, food and childhood. An armada of sarcasm, silliness and songs!
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