Covid-19 Updates

This page was last updated on 4th November @ 10:00AM

NOVEMBER UPDATE: Following the government’s announcement of a national lockdown this month, The Cresset building will be closed to the public from 5th November 2020 until 2nd December 2020.

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. To get in touch, visit our contact page


We are currently on sale with several socially distanced live events.

You can read more about how this will work and what we are doing to keep everyone safe here

Due to the national lockdown we have had to reschedule several of our socially distanced performances, including those in November. Please see the ‘Rescheduled Show Dates’ tab for the new show dates.

Our current Opening Times are as follows:


The Cresset building will be closed to the public for the duration of the national lockdown, beginning from Thursday 5th November. We will reopen on 2nd December 2020 – we look forward to seeing you all then!


Our Box Office team will still be contactable by phone and email only for the duration of the national lockdown. The hours are as follows:

  • Mon – Fri 09:00 – 15:00
  • Sat – Sun Closed

You can contact our Box Office on 01733 265705 or – please be aware that we are receiving a high volume of enquiries at the moment, we really appreciate your patience!


The Fayre Spot Bar & Restaurant will be closed until 2nd December 2020. Thank you to all our customers for their support over the past few months – see you soon!

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


Face coverings are now mandatory BY LAW in all public areas of The Cresset. This includes the shops and services within. The penalty for failure to wear a face mask in spaces where they are required is £100.

We ask that all visitors please wear a face covering when visiting The Cresset and moving through the public areas and reserve the right to refuse service or ask you to leave if you refuse.

The usual exemptions as outlined by the government apply; you can read more about face coverings here

The following outlets will still be open from 5th November 2020. Opening times may vary, please contact the organisations direct to confirm. Click on the list below to be redirected to their website or Facebook pages.

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 open as normal.

Panto Update: 14 October

The show must go on! We’re proud to present an adventure full of festive family fun this Christmas with our production of Jack & The Beanstalk – yes, panto is a go here at The Cresset!

Join Jack as he reaches new heights on a giant adventure up the beanstalk – it’s sure to be full of fee, fie, fo, fun!

The safety of our audiences is of course the biggest priority and so we’ve been hard at work designing a production that is Covid-secure for cast, crew and audiences. The auditorium (which will be disinfected between every performance) will be operating at a reduced capacity, the audience will be seated in their groups at socially distanced tables (with a maximum of 6 people per table) and the production will be smaller, shorter and more intimate than previous Cresset pantos – but there’s no doubt that it will have the same pantomime magic!

Other measurements in place include a reduced show runtime with no interval to prevent crowding; temperature checks on arrival; pre ordering options; one-way systems in operation to allow for social distancing, plus the cast and crew will be adhering to government guidelines during all rehearsals and performances.

Tickets are on sale now!

More Info

Where possible we are working with promoters to reschedule events and transfer tickets for shows which were affected during the shutdown. 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 in 2021 have been cancelled or postponed and these are also listed below:

Original Date

Show / Event

New Date

Booking Info

Thu 19 Mar

Peterborough Music Hub


Fri 20 Mar

Bon Giovi


Sat 21 Mar


Fri 4 Mar 2022

Sun 22 Mar

EB Dance

Sun 22 Nov 2020

Tue 24 Mar

Land of Hope & Glory


Fri 27 Mar

Comedy Club


Sat 28 Mar

80's Party Night

Sat 6 Mar 2021

Sun 29 Mar

Milton Jones

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Fri 3 Apr

Dead Ringer for Love


Sat 4 Apr

Milkshake! Live

Wed 31 Mar 2021

Wed 8 Apr

Giovanni Pernice

Thu 27 Apr 2021

Wed 15 Apr

Friends the Musical

Fri 7 May 2021

Thu 16 Apr

The Little Mix Show

Wed 2 Jun 2021

Sat 18 Apr

The Wizard of Oz

Sun 6 Jun 2021

Thu 23 Apr

The Girl from Tiger Bay

Wed 3 Mar 2021

Fri 24 Apr

Barry Steele - Roy Orbison Story

Fri 14 May 2021

Fri 24 Apr

Comedy Club


Sun 26 Apr

Menopause the Musical

Sun 4 Jul 2021

Wed 29 Apr

David Baddiel

Thu 6 May 2021

Fri 1 May

The Illegal Eagles

Fri 3 Sep 2021

Sat 2 May

The Dreamboys

Thu 24 Feb 2022

Tue 5 May

Francis Rossi

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Thu 7 May

Roy Chubby Brown

Fri 3 Sep 2021

Fri 8 May

80's Mania

Sun 17 Oct 2021

Sat 9 May

Men United in Song


Sun 10 May

The Stones

Fri 23 Apr 2021

Fri 15 May

Reason to Believe


Wed 20 May

Swan Lake - Vienna Festival Ballet


Fri 22 May

One Night of Queen

Thu 27 May 2021

26 - 30 May

PODS: Shrek the Musical

24 - 28 May 2022

Fri 5 Jun

The Tina Turner Experience

Fri 2 Jul 2021

Sun 7 Jun

The Drifters

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Wed 10 Jun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Tue 28 Sep 2021

Thu 11 Jun

Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis

Wed 7 Apr 2021

Fri 19 Jun

Through the Decades

Wed 19 May 2021

Sat 20 Jun

80's Party Night

Sat 5 Sep 2020

Tue 30 Jun

Sleeping With Beauty - Adult Panto

Sat 24 Jul 2021

Wed 1 Jul

Jimmy Carr

Wed 23 Jun 2021

Fri 3 Jul

Craig Revel Horwood

Fri 26 Feb 2021

Sun 19 Jul


Fri 16 Jul 2021

Tue 21 Jul

Neil Jones in Gingerland

Tue 22 Mar 2022

Fri 24 Jul

Lollypops & Moptops

Thu 29 Apr 2021

21 - 23 Aug

Russell Howard

4 - 5 Apr 2021

Thu 3 Sep


Sat 17 Apr 2021

Fri 4 Sep

Get Ready

Fri 20 Aug 2021

Wed 9 Sep

ABBA: Arrival

Wed 21 Apr 2021

Fri 11 Sep


Thu 30 Sep 2021

Sat 12 Sep

Austin Gold


Thu 17 Sep

Forbidden Nights

Thu 2 Sep 2021

Fri 18 Sep

Magic of Motown

Fri 1 Apr 2022

Sat 19 Sep

Marty Wilde

Sun 3 Oct 2021

Fri 25 Sep

Be Bop A Lula

Sun 23 May 2021

Sat 3 Oct

Midnight Train to Georgia

Sun 16 May 2021

Wed 7 Oct

Jimmy Carr

Wed 12 May 2021

Fri 9 Oct

The George Michael Legacy

Fri 30 Apr 2021

Sun 11 Oct
Beyond the Barricade

Fri 24 Sep 2021

Tue 13 Oct

Amanda Owen - Yorkshire Shepherdess

Tue 25 May 2021

Fri 16 Oct

Bye Bye Baby

Fri 23 Jul 2021

Thu 29 Oct

Little Mermaid Adult Panto

Thu 28 Oct 2021

Fri 30 Oct

The Sensational 60's Experience

Fri 29 Oct 2021

Sun 1 Nov

Genesis Connected

Fri 27 Aug 2021

Wed 4 Nov

Hello Again

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Thu 12 Nov

A Country Night in Nashville

Fri 6 Aug 2021

Fri 13 Nov

A Vision of Elvis


Sat 14 Nov

An Evening With Kevin Clifton

Sat 20 Feb 2021

Sun 15 Nov

The Upbeat Beatles

Fri 25 Feb 2022

Thu 19 - Sat 21 Nov

PODS Presents The Vicar of Dibley

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Jan 2021

Sun 22 Nov

EB Dance

Sun 21 Mar 2021

Wed 25 Nov

Jason Fox

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Thu 26 Nov

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Fri 15 Oct 2021

Fri 27 Nov

How Sweet It Is

Sun 20 Jun 2021

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Nov

Comedy Club

Fri 29 & Sat 30 Jan 2021

Mon 30 Nov

Chris Ramsey

Sun 24 Oct 2021

Sat 5 Dec

PODS Unmasked

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Thu 28 Jan 2021

Jason Manford

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Tony Stockwell

Wed 26 Feb 2022

Sat 6 Feb 2021

Wilko Johnson

Sat 5 Feb 2022

Fri 12 Feb 2021

The King Is Back

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Fri 5 Mar 2021

One Night in Dublin

Tue 30 Nov 2021

Tue 23 Mar 2021

Bringing Back The Good Times

Thu 8 Jul 2021


Socially distanced shows and events are highlighted in green.

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.

Email us to request vouchers or a refund here

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.


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

We will update as and when this situation changes.

Current Bookings

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.

New Events

We are pleased to be able to host meetings again in our function rooms. At present however we are only able to host bookings for a maximum of 30 people, on the basis of a client risk assessment and a an event plan which complies with social distancing and other Covid secure guidelines.

We are committed to ensuring safety at all of our events, and have compiled some guidelines for meeting bookers. You can download this here

We are also now carrying out appointments for customers wishing to book conference and banqueting events. For larger events we understand that the planning process starts well in advance, and so if you would like to arrange an appointment to view our rooms please contact the events team by emailing or telephone 01733 842515

Information for client appointments

If you are unable to attend the appointment as planned please do let us know as soon as possible, as current restrictions mean staff are working from home and may be coming into the building specifically for your visit.

Please read our current guidelines for visiting The Cresset and in particular note the following:

• Please do not visit if you or anyone in your household is feeling unwell or showing symptoms of Covid-19
• Please sanitise your hands on arrival and wait in the main foyer where we will meet you
• Please maintain social distancing at all times during your appointment
• Maximum 2 people may visit at a time
• Face coverings are required. Please note we do not provide them and you will need to bring your own.

Unfortunately we are not able to shake hands or offer refreshments during your appointment, however we wish we could!

Following the government’s decision to reopen hospitality outlets on 4th July, we can confirm that The Fayre Spot is now open, serving food and drinks. In accordance with the government advice we ask that you please review the guidelines before visiting and support us in keeping our staff and customers safe. We have since updated these guidelines in light of the new restrictions which come into effect on 24th September 2020.

More information can be found 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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