New Theatre asking people to 'consider donating' costs of ticket


New Theatre. Photo: John Baker

The Theatre has only been open six months and during a time of uncertainty, they're preparing for the struggle. 

In order to keep them afloat until they plan to reopen on April 17 at the earliest, they've encouraged people who have already bought tickets to donate the cost of their tickets. 

Owners David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree said: "We've been overwhelmed by the support, love and generosity we have received from the community in Peterborough, who have clearly expressed the local importance of the New Theatre. 

"With this in mind, and the unprecedented challenges this beloved theatre now faces during this pandemic – we ask that patrons consider donating the cost of their ticket to the theatre, to allow us to continue to sustain operations and to bring top quality shows to the New Theatre.

"We will issue a credit note to the patrons who decide to leave their ticket money in the box office for future events at the theatre." 

If the events are rescheduled, the tickets will automatically be transferred to the new performance, but if none of the above works, full refunds will be available. 

Further information will be available as they receive it at