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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc. is a not for profit charitable organization which operates the Market Hall as a busy, vital cultural centre. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre provides and maintains the premier venue in developing, nurturing, and sustaining the creative qualities of life in Peterborough.

Located in the heart of the downtown, Market Hall is a small to mid-size, multi-functional space that hosts a wide variety of performing arts groups, a series of youth presentations, community fundraising events and educational programmes.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre has played an indispensable role as host to the region’s community-based and avant-garde performing arts activities, hosting a wide variety of national and international performers. It is unique in Peterborough and the region in its steadfast support of artists, and in its commitment to engaging young people in the arts, through opportunities to create work and by exposing young people to high quality, curriculum linked theatre, dance and music. Market Hall is wheelchair accessible and provides a hearing assist system.

Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
12:00 - 5:00 PM

View our box office/theatre policies


To establish, operate and maintain a facility or facilities for performing and/or visual arts in the City of Peterborough.

To provide for the holding of theatre productions, music concerts, art exhibitions and education and informational programs relating to the arts for the general benefit of the public.


Market Hall Performing Arts Centre:

  • Is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status since 1998.

  • Is governed by a community board of up to 15 directors.

  • Employs a full and 4 part-time staff with over 20 per contract staff to run the facility.

  • Is supported by a membership of 125 and 38 volunteers.

  • Operates primarily as a rental facility.

Charitable Status Number: 867267692RR0001


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