Peterborough Playgoers Society

Amateur Dramatic Society
Quality Drama Since 1935

Our next production for 2018 is. Life & Beth by Alan Ayckbourn in the Key Theatre Studio. 23rd - 26th May including Sat evening .

Peterborough Playgoers Society, generally known as just ‘Playgoers’ is an Amateur Dramatic Society based in Peterborough since 1935. They present two to three main productions a year at the John Clare Theatre on Broadway, above the central library. Occasionally they perform at the Key Theatre and other venues.

They specialise in precise, authentic, well acted and directed popular plays of quality. In 2014, they presented Rattigan’s ‘The Winslow Boy’ to great critical and popular acclaim as well as their ever popular Christmas show. They are renowned for excellent set and costume and a genuinely professional look and feel to their productions.

They aim to produce the canon of, mainly British, popular theatre of the twentieth and twenty first century and re-imagine it for audiences of today. They always aspire towards plays of high quality presented in the best possible way and often put on new works by relatively unknown authors. In 2011,12 and 13 they premiered three plays with great success.

The main play tends to have a small cast whilst the Christmas show can accommodate more members and is an excellent training ground for aspiring performers.