Peterborough Central Library set to show National Theatre Collection performances in their John Clare Theatre.

Posted on: 11/04/2023

Grab a front row seat to experience the best of British theatre captured in thrilling detail on the big screen. Peterborough Libraries have partnered with Selladoor Venues – Peterborough, who operate the Key and New Theatre’s, to bring world class plays and performances to the city.

This April 2023, productions from the National Theatre’s archive recordings, or previously screened in cinemas globally as a part of National Theatre Live, are now available to watch for free at the John Clare Theatre, located in Peterborough Central Library. It’s not cinema – it’s flawlessly executed stage performances recorded in the highest definition, available to watch from the best seats in the house.

Tuesday 4th April, launched the first screening to be shown from the National Theatre Collection, Peter Pan, and it was a delight for children and adults alike. Don’t worry if you missed this one, families still looking for free things to do in the school holiday can see this week’s showing of I Want My Hat Back, April 14th at 2.30pm. To book a ticket visit Selladoor – Peterborough’s website,, and enjoy that same ‘theatre style’ feeling without even spending a penny.

George Barnett, Talent and Participation Manager at Selladoor – Peterborough, told us,

“We are so excited to be able to bring a selection of the National Theatre Collection screenings to Peterborough Central Library as part of our ongoing partnership with the National Theatre. We’re always looking for ways to connect with new people and places in and around Peterborough and are thrilled to be able to share this fantastic opportunity free of charge to local people and their families.”

For more information on upcoming performances and how to book visit:

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Notes to Editors:

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