Home to the MacDowell Arts Colony
, Peterborough has developed a strong tie to all forms of art and culture that are open and available to the public. Check our events calendar
for upcoming performances and festival
Actors' Circle Theater
A non-profit group bringing theater to the local community including their signature Shakespeare in the Park performed in August at Depot Park, downtown Peterborough
Children and the Arts Festival
Annual May festival celebrating art for, by, and of the children
Folk Music Society
Outstanding folk music featuring headline performers offered during the winter and spring months at the Peterborough Players.
World cultural center and hands on museum: a world of treasures at your fingertips! Please touch :)
Monadnock Folklore Society
Folk music concerts, weekly contra dances and gala annual contra dances throughout the region
Exceptional performances of contemporary music at meeting houses throughout the Monadnock region (many in Peterborough).
Peterborough Community Theater
Cozy downtown cinema showing first-run movies.
Peterborough Historical Society
Community museum and research center dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating Peterborough's past.
Performing live professional theater since 1933 in a recently renovated charming and intimate 18th century barn. Be sure to note what the Second Company and ascending Stars groups are performing as well!
Sharon Arts Center
Dedicated to the promotion, education, and exhibition of fine arts and handicrafts.
Please join us on Sunday mornings during the summer to hear world class speakers on social, political, educational, cultural, scientific, economic, environmental and artistic topics. These talks are re-broadcast on New Hampshire's NPR stations.