Key Theatre


Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Key theatre

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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 The Chalkboard cafe which offers mouth-watering brunches, scrumptious afternoon teas and also doubles as a bar in the evenings.

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.


Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Matilda Jr the MusicalMatilda Jr. The MusicalInspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Matilda, an extraordinary girl who, armed with a wonderful spirit and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
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Thursday, 2nd June 2022 - Thursday, 2nd June 2022

Twisted Tales by Terry DearyTerry Deary's Twisted TalesA brand new original comedy by Terry Deary (author of Horrible Histories). Just three actors perform over 100 roles in as many minutes of fact-based, fast-paced fun!
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Sunday, 5th June 2022 - Sunday, 5th June 2022

RapunzelRapunzelA tangled musical adventure! Let your hair down in a brand-new adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘RAPUNZEL’
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Friday, 10th June 2022 - Friday, 10th June 2022

Stuart MichaelAn Evening with Stuart Michael Psychic/MediumStuart, who is local to Peterborough first trained here at the Key Youth Theatre before working professionally as a performer. On his travels whilst performing, he soon became known for his psychic & mediumship abilities & was requested to give readings to many known names both here in the UK & the…
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Sunday, 12th June 2022 - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Woodland Tales with Grandad Woodland Tales with GrandadSomething is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley.
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Wednesday, 15th June 2022 - Wednesday, 15th June 2022

An evening with Su PollardAn Evening With Su PollardStories, stand up and songs followed by a candid and hilarious Q and A session with the audience, Su Pollard shows once again why she is a national treasure in the FEEL GOOD show of 2022.
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Friday, 17th June 2022 - Friday, 17th June 2022

Royalty in ConcertRoyalty In ConcertFor the first time in the UK, you can now celebrate the music from three of the most iconic artists of all time. Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Prince. Over two hours of chart stomping hits that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Comedy Club at the Key TheatrePeterborough Comedy Club - The Key TheatreChuckl brings the very best in live comedy to the Key Theatre, Peterborough - Tanyalee Davis, Nathan Caton, Esther Manito, Markus Birdman, Tanyalee Davis.
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Saturday, 18th June 2022 - Saturday, 18th June 2022

Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Horrible HistoriesHorrible Histories - Terrible TudorsWe all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage!
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Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

The Simon & Garfunkel StoryThe Simon and Garfunkel StoryThe 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, 23rd June 2022 - Friday, 24th June 2022

Bunker of ZionBunker of ZionThe Bunker is a centre for joy, a space for hope, a meeting place. Inside, an underground collective of artists tell stories through live music, dance and song. Outside, this is forbidden.  
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Tuesday, 28th June 2022 - Wednesday, 29th June 2022

Voulez VousVoulez Vous! The Dinner PartyJoin us here at the Key Theatre for an unforgettable ‘ABBA’ themed dinner show party, presented whilst you enjoy a delicious 3-course meal.
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