Covid-19 Updates

This page was last updated on 9th July @ 12:15pm

For the latest information on Covid-19 and The Cresset’s operations please see below.

If you are contacting The Cresset please be patient, our staff are dealing with a high number of enquiries at the moment in difficult circumstances and will do their best to help you as soon as possible.
Please be aware that due to many of our team working remotely we are no longer manning our Box Office phones and the main reception remains closed. To get in touch, visit our contact page

We are pleased to confirm that from Monday 15th June in line with the opening of non-essential retail outlets, The Cresset building will reopen to the public with the following opening times:

  • Mon-Sat 09:00 – 17:30

Please note these times may change as services adjust their opening times. Please check back here for the latest info before visiting.

During this time our team have all been provided with suitable PPE to help them carry out their roles safely. We’re also continuing with our enhanced cleaning regimes, including regular cleaning of key touchpoints throughout each day which include the lift and handrails. We ask that customers follow our visitor guidelines, and where possible shop on their own to help minimise the number of people in the building.

While the majority of Cresset services are still closed, we are happy to welcome back our retailers and hope you will join us in supporting small local businesses at this difficult time. The following outlets are now open. Opening times may vary, please contact the shops direct to confirm.

  • Cresset Shoe Repairs (open 10-4)
  • OMG Accessories
  • Ventana Blinds
  • The Barber Shoppe

For more information on each of the organisations within The Cresset, please visit our Community page.

The Kingfisher Centre is still running a restricted service.
Bees in the Hive is also now fully operational.

Following the Government advice in relation to COVID-19 issued on Monday 16 March recommending that the public avoid all non-essential social gatherings, The Cresset has taken the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled performances and public events up until 31st July 2020 inclusive.

Where possible we are working with promoters to reschedule events and transfer tickets. If you have tickets for any of the following events you will receive an email from the box office to notify you of this and confirm ticketing arrangements. We ask for your patience while our team work hard to reschedule the dates and contact all customers individually

We have also had notification from promoters that some events outside this timeframe have been cancelled or postponed and these are also listed below:


Thursday 19th – Peterborough Music Hub

Friday 20th – Bon Giovi

Saturday 21st – Luther – New Date 18 Feb 2021

Sunday 22nd – EB Dance – New Date 22 Nov 2020

Tuesday 24th – Land of Hope & Glory – New Date 7 Sep 2020

Friday 27th – Comedy Club

Saturday 28th – 80’s Night – New Date 5 Sep 2020

Sunday 29th – Milton Jones – New Date 11 Mar 2021



Friday 3rd – Dead Ringer For Love

Saturday 4th – Milkshake! Live – New Date 31 Mar 2021

Wednesday 8th – Giovanni Pernice – New Date 27 Apr 2021

Wednesday 15th – Friends: The Musical Parody – New Date 20 Feb 2021

Thursday 16th – The Little Mix Show – New Date 2 Jun 2021

Saturday 18th – The Wizard of Oz – New Date 6 Jun 2021

Thursday 23rd – The Girl from Tiger Bay – New Date 3 Mar 2021

Friday 24th – The Roy Orbison Story – New Date 14 May 2021

Friday 24th – Comedy Club

Sunday 26th – Menopause the Musical – New Date 9 Mar 2021

Wednesday 29th – David Baddiel – New Date 16 Nov 2020



Friday 1st – The Illegal Eagles – New Date 2 Dec 2020

Saturday 2nd – The Dreamboys – New Date 14 Aug 2020

Tuesday 5th – Francis Rossi – New Date 23 Feb 2021

Thursday 7th – Roy Chubby Brown – New Date 8 Jan 2021

Friday 8th – 80’s Mania – New Date 17 Oct 2021

Saturday 9th – Men United In Song

Sunday 10th – The Stones – New Date 23 Apr 2021

Friday 15th – Reason to Believe

Wednesday 20th – Vienna Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake

Friday 22nd – One Night of Queen – New Date 27 May 2021

Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th – PODS presents – SHREK: The Musical – New Date 24-28 May 2022 (for full details click here)



Friday 5th – The Tina Turner Experience – New Date 2 Jul 2021

Sunday 7th – The Drifters – New Date 13 Feb 2021

Wednesday 10th – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – New Date 29 Sep 2020

Thursday 11th – Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis – New Date 7 Apr 2021

Friday 19th – Through The Decades – New Date 19 May 2021

Saturday 20th – 80’s Party Night – New Date 5 Sep 2020

Tuesday 30th – Sleeping (with) Beauty – New Date 24 Jul 2021



Wednesday 1st – Jimmy Carr – New Date 23 Jun 2021

Friday 3rd – Craig Revel Horwood – New Date 12 Oct 2020

Sunday 19th – Coldplace – New Date 16 Jul 2021

Tuesday 21st – Neil Jones in GINGERLAND – New Date 15 Mar 2021

Friday 24th – Lollypops & Moptops – New Date 29 Apr 2021



Friday 14th – The Dreamboys – New Date 29 Jan 2021

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd – Russell Howard – New Date 4 & 5 Apr 2021 (full details here)



Thursday 3rd – BOYZLIFE – New Date 17 Apr 2021

Friday 4th – Get Ready – New Date 17 Oct 2021

Wednesday 9th – Arrival – New Date 21 Apr 2021

Friday 11th – Imagine – New Date 30 Sep 2021

Saturday 12th – Austin Gold – New Date 22 May 2021

Thursday 17th – Forbidden Nights – New Date 2 Sep 2021

Friday 18th – Magic of Motown – New Date 25 Feb 2021

Saturday 19th – Marty Wilde – New Date 3 Oct 2021

Friday 25th – Be Bop A Lula – New Date 4 Oct 2020



Friday 16th – Bye Bye Baby – New Date 23 Jul 2021

Thursday 29th – The Little Mermaid (Adult Panto) – New Date 28 Oct 2021

Friday 30th – The Sensational 60’s Experience – New Date 29 Oct 2021



Sunday 1st – Genesis Connected – New Date 27 Aug 2021

Thursday 12th – A Country Night in Nashville – New Date 6 Aug 2021

Wednesday 25th – Jason Fox – New Date 14 Apr 2021

If an event has been rescheduled and you are unable to attend the new date, or if we have not been able to reschedule the event then you are entitled to a refund. We would like to give you the option to continue to support The Cresset by accepting this refund in the form of a gift voucher which can be used for future events – this will help to support our venue and staff through what is a very difficult time. Alternatively you can contact the Box Office and refunds will be made in accordance with method of payment.

Refunds for shows originally in March, April and May must be requested no later than June 30th.

Refunds for shows originally in June and July must be requested no later than August 31st.

Refunds for shows originally in August and September must be requested no later than October 31st.

Refunds for shows originally in October and November must be requested no later than January 31st.

Cancelling performances certainly goes against our industry’s ethos of ‘the show must go on’ but at this stage, and in unprecedented circumstances, it’s the right thing for us to do. The wellbeing of our customers, staff members and communities must remain our priority. We’re devastated and apologise for the disruption this causes. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Cresset in the future.

Following the announcement from the government on 23rd March 2020 and subsequent updates, the following shops and services remain closed:

  • Bretton Library
  • Eastern Ink Tattoo
  • R&R Threading & Henna
  • YMCA Community Gym
  • Sprogs
  • Goldhay Arts
  • R&R Tanning – now closed again due to a change in policy

We will update as and when this situation changes.

We are currently in talks with many customers who have planned events here at The Cresset including conferences, weddings and social occasions.

If you have an event scheduled with us in the coming weeks then the events team will be in touch in due course to discuss the options available.

If you wish to postpone your event to a new date please contact your event organiser direct or call 01733 842515 / 01733 842513 to discuss with one of our team. We will be happy to postpone events without charge in order to support our customers and ensure you are able to enjoy a successful event on a later date.

We understand this can be a worrying time, and encourage you to contact one of our team if you have any concerns. We will also be updating this information as and when things change.

Following the latest government update on 23rd June, we can confirm that The Fayre Spot will reopen for customers on Saturday 4th July. 

Get more info HERE

We politely ask that anyone not prepared to respect our staff and other customers by complying with the new rules please stay at home. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. For the latest updates please follow The Fayre Spot on Facebook and Instagram.

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