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Peterborough's New Theatre will remain closed until November 2020




The New Theatre, in Broadway, Peterborough, has confirmed that, due to COVID -19, it will be extending the temporary closure of the centre until November.

A plan is in place to reopen pre-pantomime season on November 19.

Stuart Shanks, director of Venues, said: “It’s heart-breaking to have to extend the temporary closure of our theatres until the autumn; however, the safety of our audiences, colleagues and visiting companies is paramount.

Kevin Clifton is due to appear in Strictly Ballroom at the New Theatre in rescheduled dates for 2021 Credit: Dave Horgan.
Kevin Clifton is due to appear in Strictly Ballroom at the New Theatre in rescheduled dates for 2021 Credit: Dave Horgan.

“Having worked with the industry sector and considered all government advice and social distancing requirements, we don’t feel we will be able to reopen until November and therefore have been forced to make this regrettable decision.

“Theatres across the country are the lifeblood of communities. We need each other, now more than ever; and we hope that our loyal audiences will continue to support us. We cannot wait to welcome our audiences back into our foyers, bars and auditoria just in time to enjoy a wonderful pantomime season.”

The theatre asks that customers do not attempt to contact the Box Office as there are no staff onsite at this time to facilitate calls. All ticket-holders for affected shows will be contacted directly with the option to transfer to the new date, add credit to their account, or obtain a full refund. There is also the option to donate ticket money to the theatre to help with the upkeep during this challenging time.

The team at the New Theatre in Peterborough. (Image taken before the coronavirus pandemic.)
The team at the New Theatre in Peterborough. (Image taken before the coronavirus pandemic.)

We recently reported that the tour of Strictly Ballroom the Musical, starring Strictly Come Dancing's former professional dancer Kevin Clifton, has been rescheduled to dates across 2021 and 2022. The show is now due to come to the New Theatre in Peterborough from January 10-15, 2021.



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