Peterborough’s beautiful Art Deco Odeon cinema was splendidly restyled to be given a new life as the Broadway Theatre in 2001. Since then, it has had a very bumpy ride as regards managements and has had to suffer going into receivership, a major fire in 2011, and many other indignities.
It had been on the Theatres Trust “Theatres At Risk Register” since 2016 and was recently threatened by redevelopment. Thankfully that was rejected and the venue now has a saviour in global entertainment company Selladoor, whose Venues division have taken over and will reopen the theatre in September, renamed the Peterborough New Theatre. Selladoor are best known as entertainment producers, but are steadily increasing their roster of theatres that they manage, in the UK including other theatres in Blackpool, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. Let’s wish them well with the rebirth of a much-loved local resource.
Visit the theatre’s website here
For more information from The Theatres Trust and other theatres at risk, see here