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Peterborough Players

55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 Hours of Operation:
  • Box Office Hours: 10am-4pm M-F


Peterborough Players is a New Hampshire cultural treasure; an 88-year-old, fully professional Equity theatre in an unexpected setting -- a historic barn, 3 miles outside of downtown Peterborough, NH. Founded in 1933, the theatre offers a traditional summer season from June through September and a three-play winter season, augmented by opera and theatre on screen including The Met: Live in HD opera series and plays from London’s National Theatre. For nine decades the Players has produced professional theatre at a level of quality that has gained the theatre a significant national reputation that has been recognized in major national publications. "American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished" – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal. Over the years, “the barn” has been renovated from a charming but rustic facility to a 250 seat theatre while deliberately retaining its historic charm. The Players is an economic cornerstone in the region drawing audiences from all over the Monadnock Region, from across New Hampshire, and beyond. The theatre produces a challenging repertoire ranging from the classics to the best of contemporary theatre, world premieres, and recently an annual selection from the rich canon of musical theatre. The Players fulfills its historic mission to develop and train young theatre artists through our Second Company of interns and apprentices who spend the summer season learning all aspects of the craft. As part of our deep belief that the arts should be accessible to ALL, we offer Players Gives outreach programs. These programs help broaden accessibility to live theatre by providing reduced-cost tickets to specific groups working hard in the community who might not otherwise be able to attend, while also developing partnerships with organizations who do a lot of good in the community. The mission of the Peterborough Players is to: “Enrich the human experience by producing quality live professional theatre, developing and training theatre artists, and offering New Hampshire a wide variety of performing arts events.”

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