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Address: 55 Hadley Rd, Peterborough, NH 03458-2148
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+1 603-924-7585
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 21:00

Founded in 1933, the Peterborough Players offers professional theatre of...

Founded in 1933, the Peterborough Players offers professional theatre of the highest quality and has established a reputation for itself as a prime destination in the region.The Peterborough Players presents its work in an intimate theatre located in a converted 18th-century barn at historic Stearns Farm, three miles from downtown Peterborough. The state-of-the-art theatre seats 250 in air-conditioned comfort.As the only professional producing theatre in the region and one of the oldest summer stock companies in the country, the Players has staged more than 300 different plays over the years. Distinctive from the programming of many other summer theatres, the Players has presented a variety of world and regional premieres and works by contemporary playwrights as well as the classics.Seven Main Stage productions are produced each season and two Second Company shows for children. During the "off" season, (October - May), The Metropolitan Opera and London's National Theatre is broadcast onto the "big screen" at the Players.Residents of New Hampshire as well as daytrippers from the greater New England aread enjoy coming to our charming, rural setting to experience excellent theatre, as well as high definition broadcast offerings. Our Getaway Easy packages with local Inns and restaurants make the Peterborough Players a sought-after destination for out-of-towners as well, or locals who want an affordable, low-stress “getaway” without having to travel far!

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Big city talent at small town prices

This is a top notch summer theater with an excellent director, great actors, and winning selections of plays. It really is not to be missed if you come to Peterborough.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top notch summer theater with an excellent director, great actors, and winning selections of plays. It really is not to be missed if you come to Peterborough.

Thank Eastlight108
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Peterborough Players (peterboroughplayers.org) offers the best of the best: professional theatre - acting, directing, scenery, lighting, etc. - and an intimate ambiance.

Thank ggoff124
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Acting in the hilarious comedy God of Carnage was top notch. Theater itself was a friendly atmosphere and good facility. Overall good experience for an evening out.

Thank SummerTraveler603
Dunkirk, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Peterborough Players offer an intimate, charming setting for theatre. The setting reminds me of several beautiful community theaters to which I have been in other places. All of the seats are excellent. These are professional actors in every sense of the word. The performance we saw was exceptional- broadway quality. The two and a half hours were engaging and I... More 

Thank lovesmaryland
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Peterborough Players offer an exceptional summer stock Theater experience. Their reputation for excellence has been earned over decades of offering a wide variety plays. Productions are featured in a large remodeled barn in the woods just north of Peterborough. Several additions and renovations over the years have turned this into a very enjoyable venue. Over the course of the... More 

Thank Drivingmissmary
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a super cute theater. There is not a bad seat in the house! They acting was amazing especially for a small town theater. The seats are comfortable. They have a place to get a coffee. The stage set up was really nice too. I've been to small theaters many times... this one is exceptional!

Thank Joh1Kar2
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Peterborough Players offer performances by high calibre actors in an enchanting venue. We have attended many performances and treasure each experience. Imagine an intimate venue tucked away in the gorgeous deep woods of New Hampshire with stellar talent. The only comparison to Broadway is the elite talent. Otherwise, this venue is a little piece of heaven!!

Thank magnoliabelle98
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

You'll laugh, you'll cry! You'll enjoy yourself at this excellent theatre in their comfortable and updated Barn Theatre with top rate casts and production values.

Thank Webbweb
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful professional theatre nestled in the woods of Peterborough. NH. Get a subscription ..., bring your kids to the kids show also! Check out the website .., buy Tix!!! Been there for 84 years! Zowie!

Thank Carolyn M
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

If you like professional theater with some famous actors turning up a couple times in the summer, visit this small theater in lovely Peterborough. Being a small theater, there really is no bad seat. Parking is easy and free, theater is air conditioned, the staff is friendly, and they sell limited snacks and drinks. You can venture outside to their... More 

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