Memorable Events Staged Here

Create Memorable Events in the main theatre

Erica Cherney Theatre

Create Memorable Events in the Nexicom Studio

Nexicom Studio

Create Memorable Events in the Showplace Lobby

Main Lobby

Performances | Corporate Functions |  Product Launches | Celebrations & Special Events

Showplace sets the stage for creativity and event innovation with unique spaces and personalised service. The Erica Cherney Theatre, Nexicom Studio and Main Lobby are all available for rent and have all been used for a variety of purposes. Standard bar services are provided by Showplace Performance Centre. Additionally, the theatre is now fully licensed and alcoholic beverages can now be taken into the main theatre to enjoy.

The capacity of the theatre is 647 seats (368 on the main floor, 279 in the balcony). The Nexicom Studio seats 100 comfortably, with a 200 person capacity while the main lobby capacity is around 60.


With state of the art technology, world-class sound, lighting, and projection, we have all of the technical equipment to make your next event a success. In addition, we are happy to offer free Wi-Fi.

Our Team

Creative Expertise. Exceptional attention to detail. With this in mind, you can relax in knowing that your vision is where we begin to plan your perfect event. From ticketing to tablecloths, our dedicated team of experts ensure you and your guests a memorable experience.


There is a lift available that stops in the main lobby (main floor access to the theatre only), as well as the lower lobby and Nexicom Studio. However, please note that the lift does not go to the balcony.


Located in the Heart of Downtown Peterborough, choose from a variety of culinary experiences and re-energize with a walk along the beautiful downtown waterfront. After all, all work and no play….

Rates vary dependant on needs.  Please contact us today at 705.742.1600 or email to discuss the possibilities for your next memorable events at Showplace!

Join our own Kait Dueck, Front of House and Volunteer Manager, on a tour of the Showplace spaces.