If you’re eager to get back to see a live a show, Peterborough’s three theatres have joined forces to make sure you feel safe heading back to the box office.

A new See It Safely scheme has been developed with The New Theatre on Broadway, The Cresset in Bretton and The Key Theatre on Peterborough Embankment all working together to reassure everyone it’s safe to see performances once again.

They’ve all agreed to work together to develop a consistent set of protocols, ensuring that no matter which venue you visit you can be assured of their commitment to safety.

All three venues have signed up to the theatre industry’s See It Safely scheme, which ensures theatres undertake all necessary steps to comply with current guidance and provide a covid-secure venue.

The customer safety commitment includes:

• Enhanced cleaning, ventilation & sanitation

• Continued provision of hand sanitiser stations

• Strongly encouraging the wearing of face coverings

• Strongly encouraging the use of the NHS Check-in app

All of the venues have lined up a diverse range of entertainment and we certainly can’t wait to see curtain up again whether it’s a musical, drama, family fun or live comedy. Peterborough can look forward to plenty of local talent, star names and touring shows and as the theatres open up fully again the three venue managers were keen to make sure that no matter where you choose to visit you feel safe doing so.

Richie Doogan-Ross, Theatre Director at the New Theatre said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for all three theatres to work together; we’re all facing similar challenges at the moment so we have plenty to talk about! As we get ready to open our doors in August it’s a great opportunity to let our customers know what to expect.”

At The Cresset, Penny Hansen, Head of Commercial Activity is optimistic about audiences returning and told us – “We’ve had a lot of questions from customers of course, but people are very supportive. We’re seeing a lot of people continuing to take precautions when visiting the building including wearing face coverings, which shows that people really do want to feel safe, and we’re committed to helping reinforce that for our audiences.”

We can’t wait to see some of the amazing shows booked in at all three of the city’s theatres over the coming months and Key Theatre General Manager, Jag Singh is equally positive: “We already know audiences are keen to get back to the theatre, and it’s great that we’ve been able to do this work to let people know that the city is open for business, and it’s safe to come out. This kind of collaboration is exactly what City Culture is about, working together as we deliver our services across Peterborough. We’re looking forward to a busy autumn season!”

Take a look at the venues’ websites for all the details and of course to get booked in to see a show!




Pictured: Richie Doogan-Ross, The New Theatre, Penny Hansen, The Cresset and Jag Singh, The Key Theatre, pictured outside the Key Theatre.