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Performing Arts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Be Moved.

From travelling productions to home-grown talent; musical acts to historical dramas: the performing arts are alive and well in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Enjoy live music with good friends, belly-laugh with an evening of comedy, or unwind with dinner and a show: the options are endless.

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Upcoming Shows & Events

Ruby Waters with Aysanabee
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Ruby Waters with Aysanabee

January 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm—$25

Her sound is similar to her journey – eclectic, always evolving, and unfeigned. Hailing from the small town of Shelburne, Ontario and born to two artists, Ruby was immersed in…

189 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L1 Canada
Stories, Songs & Santa Causes (ft. Tom Jackson)
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Stories, Songs & Santa Causes (ft. Tom Jackson)

December 8 at 7:00 pm—$35

Tom Jackson kickstarts the holiday season with grace, style, and quirky festivity that many have enjoyed for decades. Expect an evening of original music, sing-along tunes, and signature Christmas music…

1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, K9L 1Z8
The 2022 Huron Carole Virtual Show
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The 2022 Huron Carole Virtual Show

December 9 at 11:00 am

The show is a compilation of the “best-of” music performances from 2020 and 2021 Huron Carole virtual shows! Tom Jackson kickstarts the holiday season with grace, style, and quirky festivity…

Welcome Winter
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Welcome Winter

December 4 at 2:30 pm—$12 – $25

The BonaCHORDS and Jubilaires will present “Welcome Winter”, a musical concert highlighting seasonal tunes. Please join the choristers on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2:30 at Murray Street Baptist Church…

175 Murray Street
Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 2S7
Peterborough Pop Ensemble Presents “Christmas Is”
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Peterborough Pop Ensemble Presents “Christmas Is”

December 14 at 7:00 pm—donation

At 7pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 the Peterborough Pop Ensemble will be presenting Christmas Is at Emmanuel United Church; a celebration of the season including some of the Ensemble’s…

534 George Street North
Peterborough, K9H 3S2 Canada
Ring in New Year’s Eve with the Live Shiny Tunes Band at Dr. J’s BBQ and Brews.
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Ring in New Year’s Eve with the Live Shiny Tunes Band at Dr. J’s BBQ and Brews.

December 31 at 9:00 pm—$20

Rock in the New Year at Live Shiny New Year’s with the stellar act Live Shiny Tunes as they delight with the hits of the ’90s at Dr. J’s BBQ…

282 Aylmer St.
Peterborough, K9J 3K7 Canada
Live From The Borough
Gordon Best Theatre "above the only is the best"
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Live From The Borough

December 16 at 8:00 pm—$10 – $15

Bring the music scene to Peterborough! Local-based hip-hop and R&B show entitled ‘Live From The Borough’ at the Gordon Best Theatre. Music spun by DJ Frost with live performances by…

216 Hunter St. W
Peterborough, ON, K9H2L1
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Holiday Welcome
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra logo, music director Michael Newham
Event

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Holiday Welcome

December 10 at 7:30 pm—$33 – $55

On December 10 the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra returns to the Showplace stage with a beloved local tradition, our Holiday Concert. A delight for the whole family, this concert is a…

290 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
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Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 7 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
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Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 14 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
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Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 21 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
black background with brown rectangle with "jethros bar & stage" written in white in the middle
Event

Jethro’s Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

December 28 at 8:00 pm—PWYC

Jethro’s Bar and Stage presents our Stand Up Comedy Open Mic hosted by comedian Shawn J Thompson and featuring some of Canada’s hottest pro comics doing Guest Spots!

137 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, K9H 2K7
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
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BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 7 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
five men wearing sunglasses and suits looking into the camera
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BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS

December 8 at 8:00 pm—$50

See Blackie and The Rodeo Kings perform live.

Canada