Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions are monthly live music events for new and established musicians and bands in the Peterborough area that play predominantly acoustic instruments.

The Sessions take place on selected Sunday afternoons between 2.00 and 5.30pm at Peterborough's Key Theatre, in the delightful 1st floor Riverside Bar area. They are easily accessible*, relaxed, family-friendly and free, and feature a wide range of music genres.

Fancy a bite to eat before a Session? Check out The Chalkboard , downstairs in the Key Theatre restaurant area.

* access to the Riverside Bar is via stairs or a lift; if you need to use the lift, we'd recommend calling the theatre on 01733 207239 beforehand, just in case it's not working.

The Sessions, COVID-19, and The Key

The Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions were paused in March 2020 due to COVID-19, though we continued live-streaming artists during 2020.
In March 2021, with no sign of reopening, Charlotte and I decided to hand back the organisation of the Sessions to the Key management, in the hope that someone else would take it on. That hasn't been possible during the continuing uncertainty around covid and the Key but now, fingers crossed, with the future of the Key secured, the Sessions can be restarted in some shape or form in 2022. We've kept the FB Group, the FB Page, the GAS website, Twitter and Instagram accounts open, all ready to handover 🙂

As ever, a huge thank you to the hundreds (literally!) of artists who performed during our five years of tenure, plus thanks to the Key staff, the loyal audiences, David Bailey and Tony Nero for photography, Robert Male for video, the team at PCRFM for their support, and lots of other people who helped in numerous ways.

If (when!) the Sessions start again, please try and support them - thanks, Paul 🙂

See who's performed at previous Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions

Glasshouse Sessions have been running at the Key Theatre since the 1970s in various formats, and were most recently co-ordinated by Paul Biggins and Charlotte Purser, with support from City Culture Peterborough.

If you're a singer-songwriter, musician or band in the Peterborough area, play predominantly acoustic music, and would like to be considered for a performance slot at the Glasshouse, please email us.

(Please note - Glasshouse Sessions are not open mic events; for open acoustic music events in the area, please check here)