About the Hall
A vital cultural landmark
For almost one hundred and twenty years Market Hall has been a Peterborough icon, first as home to the city’s market and, since 1984, as an arts centre and community events venue. Located in the heart of the downtown, Market Hall is a small to mid-size multi-functional space that hosts a wide variety of performing arts groups, a series of youth presentations, community fundraising events and educational programmes.
The Market Hall building is located at
the corner of George and Charlotte Streets. The ground floor is occupied by retail shops attached to the Peterborough Square shopping centre. The theatre in Market Hall is located on the 2nd floor . The main entrance is at 140 Charlotte Street.
The backstage entrance is located at 336 George Street.
Each entrance is served by an elevator.
When you come to a show at the Hall, you’ll see Market Hall staff and volunteers working as a team to keep things running smoothly. Chances are the usher who helps you find the coat rack or serves you at the bar is donating their time and energy. Lots of volunteers work quietly and tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ and contribute in so many ways. Please thank them when you see them. Find out more about volunteering at Market Hall.
Market Hall events are varied and eclectic, and there are no hard or fast rules for how casual or formal you wish to dress. We ask that you come fully dressed and recommend that you choose comfortable clothing, perhaps dressing in layers to adjust to temperature variations.