THE PETERHOUSE THEATRE, the concert hall of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

The Peterhouse Theatre was built in 1883 to designs by one of the architectural masters of the Victorian era, Basil Champneys (1842-1935), whose other buildings in Cambridge include Newnham College and the Old Divinity School (now part of St John's College). Inspired by Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza (1580-85), the fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere of the Peterhouse Theatre make it the finest venue for chamber music in Cambridge, and one of the top three such venues in the whole country.   It is made available for the Camerata Musica concerts by kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Peterhouse.Peterhouse is situated on Trumpington Street in Cambridge City centre.

All visitors to the College should report first to the Porter's Lodge located at the main entrance on Trumpington Street. The telephone number for the Porter's Lodge is 01223 338200.


Interval refreshments

During the interval of our concerts we serve red and white wine, orange juice, and still and sparkling water at the bar in the Theatre.

Arriving by Road

From the M11, take either Junction 11 or 12 and follow into Cambridge City centre (see the Regional Road Links map). Follow the City signs for public parking as parking is not available at Peterhouse. The Cambridge around Peterhouse and the Cambridge University maps show the location of several public parking areas near the College. There are maps posted around the City which will help you find your way back to the College once you park. For more information on parking see the Parking in Cambridge site.


Unfortunately parking is not available at Peterhouse. There are numerous car parks in Cambridge centre, near Peterhouse. The closest is Lion Yard and is a five minute walk from the college.

A map of Cambridge car parks can be downloaded from:

Arriving by Rail

The University maintains a schedule of Cambridge to London railway timetables with links to other railway route planners. From the Railway Station one can either walk (about one mile) or take a taxi to Peterhouse. The Railway Station is shown on the Cambridge around Peterhouse map.

Arriving by Air

National Express run frequent services to and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports (telephone 08705 80 80 80). Railway services are also available from Stansted (for more information see National Rail's web site or call National Rail Enquiries on 0345 48 49 50). The University maintains links to more airport information.

Arriving by Coach

The Bus Station is shown on the Cambridge around Peterhouse map and is within walking distance of the College. For information about Coach Services to Cambridge see the University or Cambridge City Council web sites.

More Information

More information about getting to Cambridge by air, rail, car, and bus is available from the 'Visit Cambridge' site.



Finding the Theatre

The theatre is located at the back of the main part of college, in the top right-hand corner of this map. Access is through the Porter's Lodge, from where the Theatre is clearly signposted.