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Home of Peterborough Arts Cinema

Things to Do - John Clare Theatre - We Love Peterborough

Small, cosy and unique: John Clare Theatre

The John Clare Theatre is situated on the first floor of Peterborough Central Library and offers comfortable raked seating for 146 people. Disabled filmgoers are welcome and there is car parking for disabled drivers at the side of the library. Automatic doors allow easy access and there is a lift off the foyer to the theatre. The theatre is equipped with toilet facilities for disabled people and an induction loop system for those with hearing difficulties. Street parking is available around the Library or the nearest Car Park is the Market Multi-Storey Car Park opposite the Passport Office in Northminster Rd.

It’s the home to Peterborough Arts Cinema: The Peterborough Arts Cinema is an independent cinema run on a non-profit basis by a committed group of volunteers known as the Peterborough Film Society.  The society has been bringing quality cinema to locations across Peterborough for over 70 years. They screen recently released films from the UK and around the world. Many of their presentations will have had a limited initial release and therefore they offer the opportunity to see great films on the big screen that won’t have been shown in multiplex cinemas.

The films for each season are chosen by a member’s vote based on a selection of the best, most innovative or most inspiring of the recent releases. The selections include films by highly regarded directors or featuring outstanding actors. Come along and see for yourselves. Our aim is to show films that inform, challenge and certainly entertain. We guarantee they will spark thought and debate.

Tickets are available on the door from 7.10 pm. With audiences usually numbering around 60. Tea, coffee and other light refreshments are available before the screening and afterwards we chat about the film over drinks at The Ostrich, a pleasant little pub around the corner from the John Clare.