About Us

The Broadway Theatre History

The Theatre Reopened September 2017

The Broadway Theatre opened on 2nd September 1937 as an Odeon cinema, with Irene Dunne in “Theodora Goes Wild” (the author of a controversial, racy bestselling book tries to hide her celebrity status from her provincial small-town neighbours - she would be scandalised if they knew).

The venue was designed by Harry Weedon (revising an earlier design by Roland Satchwell) and has a fine streamlined modern Art Deco style auditorium.

Now seating 1,140 in stalls and balcony (circle), when the ground floor’s removable seats are taken out, it can seat and stand 1,550 customers. This is now one of the finest interiors remaining from the original Odeon chain, giving a true feel of a 1930's cinema palace. It is managed by Performance Art Ventures CIC, trading as The Broadway Theatre (Peterborough), on behalf of the Dawe Charitable Trust. There is a 20 year lease in place, with an option to buy.

Modern, comfortable and clean with a light and airy decor, The Broadway Theatre is a fabulous building which has in-built versatility. The venue is suitable for staging full theatre productions, live music, cinema, comedy, themed events, galas, and so on.


"The Broadway is going to play a key part in reinvigorating the community. We will be bringing positive, memorable occasions and nights out to those who would otherwise have to travel further afield to savour what we will have on offer, and meaning less need to have to travel to London."

Dr Peter Dawe
The Dawe Charitable Trust

The Broadway Charter

Our pledge


Across all disciplines, including theatre, shows, music and comedy gigs, events, film, television and media.



We will encourage action, support new ideas, and provide facilities.



Whether onstage or in the auditorium, we work to ensure a smile on everyone’s face.



We like being the centre of attention, and the hub for a wealth of leisure, business and social activities.



We will take calculated risks, be controversial when necessary, but make sure all our customers have fun!

Sundays - Roast Carvery at The Broadway Theatre

Sundays is now open at The Broadway Theatre on Wednesday's and Sunday's from 11am - 3:30pm. Pop in and enjoy a choice of three different meats, plus ever-changing mouthwatering puddings.

*Vegetarians please note that all potatoes and vegetables are cooked in rapeseed oil and are veggie friendly. 

Prices start from £4.99, call the Box Office on 01733 306071 to reserve your table today (Mon-Sun 9am-5pm only). 

Our Refund and Exchange Policy


Refunds will be honoured under any circumstances if 14 days notice is given prior to the event. Exchanges can be granted within seven days notice of an event for a show of equal or higher value than the original purchase price.

A refund may be granted within the two bracket under extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the CEO, Theatre Manager and Front of House Manager. This does not apply if the refund is requested after the event has taken place.

If a show is cancelled due to weather conditions or because an act is unable to perform the theatre will grant a full refund anytime before or after the time that event was scheduled to take place.

Please note: A booking fee will not be refunded if tickets have been bought via Ticketsource as The Broadway Theatre have a in-house policy against booking fees.

RESERVATIONS: We allow two weeks maximum for reservations, the Box Office may contact you after that time to see if you wish to purchase the tickets, if you're unable to pay after the two week period you will lose your reserved seats. No upfront fee is required for reservations for any of our shows.  

DISABLED ACCESS AND BABES IN ARMS:  Babes in arms - Policies regarding Babes in Arms vary from show to show. Usually every child no matter what age must hold a valid ticket for all children's shows. To comply with fire regulations and licensing, every person in the auditorium, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket. If you're planning to bring a child under the age of 18 months who will not require a ticket please inform the Box Office (01733 306071) of their attendance so the booking notes can be updated. Once in the auditorium, please consider the customers around you when handling your baby, do not block the view of the child or patron behind you and if baby cries, please take him/her out of the auditorium promptly.  Prams/buggies may be stored in the foyer at the owner’s risk.

Disabled access including 1.1 carers - Wheelchair accessible seating can be booked by contacting the box office. Disabled customers who meet the requirements for proof of disability, as detailed below, will be able to purchase a ticket for themselves in the Step-Free Access area  and also receive one free 1:1 Carers ticket.  1:1 Carers tickets are not available with Group Discounted tickets. Carers must be capable of supporting the disabled person’s needs in the event of an emergency or evacuation of the venue. Carers must be aged 16+ and show proof (Carers I.D) in-person to Box Office staff before purchasing a ticket for this area. People in receipt of any of the benefits listed below qualify for a free carer/ companion ticket: Middle or Higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance (mobility or care component); or Attendance Allowance.  A blue badge is not accepted as proof of disability. If you have a temporary disability and require a carer / companion in order to be able to attend the pantomime please telephone the Box Office to discuss your requirements.

Box Office: events@broadwaypeterborough.co.uk or 01733 306071 (Phone lines are open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm only)


The Broadway Theatre operates a zero tolerance policy concerning abuse towards staff, if you're aggressive or violent the call will be terminated or you will asked to leave the premises and you will be issued a lifetime ban from the theatre.