Arts & Culture

Pianist and cellist playing a concert

From theatre, music and dance to traditional and contemporary art - we have it all. Meander around one of the galleries, marvel at unusual interior design or catch a show at one of our fantastic theatres.

Key Theatre

Situated in Peterborough’s city centre overlooking the river Nene, the Key Theatre works to bring an abundance of entertainment and culture to the heart of the city. Pay us a visit and be rewarded with nationally touring shows, dance, comedy, live music and much more.

Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

01733 207239
 Key Theatre

Royal & Derngate

Royal & Derngate is the main venue for arts and entertainment in Northampton. It offers a diverse programme of work on its stages, from drama to dance, stand-up comedy to classical music and children’s shows to opera.

The Dolby Gallery

Dolby Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions every year. Visitors can also browse at the fine art, sculptures, ceramics, prints and watercolours on display.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art was established in 1998 and has been commissioning artists and inspiring audiences across Northamptonshire and beyond for 15 years.

Thrapston House, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, NN14 4NF

01832 731257

NN Contemporary Arts

A contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton, working with artists to present an international programme of contemporary art.

Castle Theatre

The Castle is a theatre, cinema and arts centre serving the local community in Wellingborough and Northamptonshire. There's always something to interest you and your family.

Woodnewton Pottery

Watch the distinctive, colourful pottery being made. Pottery for sale and have a go days.

78 Derngate

The house was remodelled by the world-famous designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his iconic Modernist style. The gallery upstairs is free to enter and has a series of exhibitions throughout the year. The dining room and the in-house boutique restaurant offers a full range of delicious contemporary cuisine.


Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. We manage many of Peterborough’s most popular culture and leisure facilities for both residents of the city and visitors to Peterborough.

Vivacity provides a myriad of opportunities for people to take part in cultural and leisure activities. Art, heritage, learning, sport and healthy living form the mainstay of our services, with the specific purpose to enrich and inspire lives in partnership with various organisations and stakeholders.

01733 864663

Wellingborough Museum

The collection dates back to 1987 when the Wellingborough Civic Society set up the Heritage Centre in Croyland Hall. Explore over 40,000 catalogued items all relating to the history of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages.

Oundle International Festival

The programme includes jazz, folk and world music alongside classical repertoire, and related programming in other art forms.

Crafts at Stanwick Lakes

Enjoy a wide variety of arts and craft events throughout the year, whether you want to learn a new skill, brush op on an old one or meet new people.

900 Voices of the Nene

Explore over 1,000 digitised 'voices' - films, photographs, audio interviews and a spectacular 'Digital River Nene' art installation - created with Nenescape as part of Peterborough Cathedral's 900th year celebration.

Designed and developed by One to One Development Trust


A new project is underway called ‘Nenespiration’! The project is exploring people’s aspirations for the Nene Valley over the next 20 years.

During Nene Valley Festival 2019, Destination Nene Valley and other Nenescape partners, were out and about at events gathering feedback about what the Nene Valley means to its residents and visitors. Using this feedback and more, Nenescape partners; One to One Development Trust and creators of the 900 Voices of the Nene, will develop a new digital interactive artwork that conveys the aspirations from the Nene Valley.