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Who We Are

Who We Are

The New Theatre Peterborough is a beautifully refurbished venue with just over 1000 very comfortable cinema-style seats in its relaxed main auditorium.

We attract top name acts and large scale touring productions to perform on it’s vast, newly improved stage. Conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Peterborough city centre, we bring the best of live entertainment to the city.

There are two bars, both serving visitors pre-show, during the interval. You can join us for after-show drinks in the Circle Bar. In addition to the auditorium and bars, the Boizot Lounge is a large, self-contained function suite that can not only be use for performance spaces but can also be used for private parties, dining events and conferences. Named after Peter Boizot, who invested much of his time, money and passion into the venue, this space is available for private hire to all communities in Peterborough.

Since its re-birth from The Broadway Theatre to New Theatre in September 2019, thousands of people have walked through our theatre doors, enjoying first-class drama, musicals, comedians and dance. Selladoor Venues is thrilled that, with the help of all its team and loyal customers, the New Theatre has now been taken off the Theatres At Risk Register.

Selladoor Worldwide are an integral player in the UK and Ireland’s regional theatre landscape and ever increasingly on a global scale.

As worldwide producers, the aim has always been to create accessible work for our audiences, encouraging the next generation of theatre-goers.

Recent productions include American Idiot, Avenue Q, Flashdance, 9to5 The Musical, Fame The Musical, Falsettos, Amelie, Elmer The Patchwork Elephant and The Mr Men and Little Miss Show.

We are thrilled to have been positioned at number 18 of The Stage’s Most Influential People in Theatre & Performing Arts (2020) and also awarded the Stage International Award (2020).


Selladoor Venues was born in 2019, and are the current operators of the New Theatre Peterborough, the Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple and The Landmark Ilfracombe.

Our approach to venue management combines the strength of Selladoor Worldwide with specialised programming and first-class hospitality ensuring the customer always comes first.