Covid-19 Updates

This page was last updated on 18th May @ 2pm

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 the building being closed we are no longer manning our Box Office phones. To get in touch, visit our contact page.

As of Tuesday 24th March, following the new guidelines announced by the government on Monday 23rd March, The Cresset building is currently closed. We’d like to thank all of our customers and audiences for their support during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you all back to The Cresset in the future. The show goes on!

In the meantime we encourage you all to follow the new restrictions and guidelines issued by the government.

Stay safe and see you soon,
– The Cresset Team

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 30th June 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 20 Jun 2020

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



Friday 3rd – Dead Ringer For Love

Saturday 4th – Milkshake! Live – New Date 15 Aug 2020

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

Wednesday 15th – Friends: The Musical Parody – New Date 3 Nov 2020

Thursday 16th – The Little Mix Show – New Date 30 Aug 2020

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

Thursday 23rd – The Girl from Tiger Bay – New Date 14 Oct 2020

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 10 Sep 2020

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 – SHREK: The Musical – New Date 22 – 26 Sep 2020 (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 8 Oct 2020

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



Thursday 3rd – Austin Gold – New Date 17 Apr 2021

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

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

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



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

Thursday 29th – Austin Gold – New Date 28 Oct 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.

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, all shops and partners within The Cresset building have closed. We’d like to thank everyone for supporting these businesses over the past few weeks and we look forward to reopening for business as usual in the future. 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 currently operational for the children of key workers during term time.

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 government’s announcement on Friday 20th March, The Fayre Spot is now closed until further notice. Thank you to our incredible staff team for their hard work, and managing to maintain their smiles during these sad days.

We would also like to thank all our customers for their support, and wish you all the best at this difficult time. Keep in touch via our social media channels during the shutdown, we’ll do our best to keep the Fayre Spot community going until we can raise a glass together again!

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