The Undercroft Weekender

A jam-packed event for the whole family with giants, a king, a bit of Shakespeare, some pigs and a game of rounders!

Taking place on Silver Hill and in The Undercroft,  The Undercroft Weekender will kick off on Friday 26th July with a brand-new play There be Giants written by Becky Owen-Fisher and directed by Tom Fox. Inspired by Hampton, Owen-Fisher has reimagined what the area was like when dragons and giants roamed the land; the play will be performed throughout the weekend in an unusual dome structure which will be popping up on the green – keep your eyes peeled.

Other events happening throughout the weekend include Garlic Puppet Theatre’s Three Little Pig Tails; Lamphouse Theatre’s Suitcase Shakespeare, Vivacity sports team will be on hand with activities to get you racing, and Dromla will be providing the perfect antidote in the form of family mindfulness, plus film shorts, face-painting, arts and crafts and two creative workshops: UROCK family theatre and Performance Poetry with Charley Genever.

On Saturday Peterborough Presents, The Book Bus and CSK Church will all be providing activity on Silver Hill. And there will be a special one-off performance from singer/songwriter Georgia Evans.

Korp, The Undercroft’s resident artist, has carefully curated no less than 25 graphic artists who will be onsite over the weekend, creating a live art installation which will be on display alongside Cut Spray and Pray, which is a single stencil art exhibition.

Picnics are actively encouraged and on Sunday there will be a Big Picnic with close up magic from Ricky Locke. And folk band, Frumenty, will be the festival house band, playing live on 27th and 28th July.

The Undercroft Weekender Schedule

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2019

FREE with some events ticketed

Download the PDF schedule here

Help us and volunteer for The Undercroft Weekender. Find out how here.

Event Locations:

The Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, PE7 8BE

The Undercroft Bar & Workshop are within The Undercroft

Eastern Angles Pavilion, on Silver Hill outside Serpentine Green, PE7 8BE

Silver Hill, outside Serpentine Green, PE7 8BE


By Car: If you drive then use this postcode, PE7 8BE and you can park at the Serpentine Shopping centre for free and its 24 hours! Please park at the south entrance to be nearer to The Undercroft.

By Bus: Catch the number 6 or Citibus 6 from Queensgate at Bay 8, normally every 10 mins from around 6am to 11pm in the evening both ways. 

Please find the bus times at this website/page: 


Get off at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre and then walk towards the South entrance.

Events throughout the weekend: Cut, Spray, Pray – single stencil exhibition featuring artists from across the globe

Saturday on Silver Hill: Sports on the Green, Wild Goose App Activity, Vivacity Book Bus, Peterborough Presents, CSK Church

Saturday at The Undercroft: Korpfest – paint jam plus exhibitions:Cut Spray, Pray, What Hampton Means to Me

Throughout Sunday at The Undercroft: Korpfest – paint jam plus exhibitions: Cut Spray, Pray, What Hampton Means to Me