Until further notice, all shows have been postponed or cancelled due to the unforeseeable Covid-19 Virus. Please follow our Instagram account for the latest information.

Thank you and take care!
Past Events
Nov 12, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Nov 11, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Nov 5, 2022
,
8:00 pm
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Borderless
Multi-genre
Oct 29, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Oct 28, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Oct 22, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Oct 14, 2022
,
9:00 am
B.A. Johnston
Beef Boys
TBA
Who likes BA? You like BA! Who likes Beef Boys? No one likes Beef Boys! But we all love Satan Come have a romp with the captain and his crew, and hopefully a few of their stowaways.
Oct 8, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Heaps
Boyhood
vanCamp
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Sep 30, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Sep 24, 2022
,
8:00 pm
No Small Affair
Mouthfeel
Effigy Girl
Come check out some unique Peterborough bands at the Gordon Best Theatre! $5 cover!
Sep 16, 2022
,
9:00 pm
A DUBZ
SJ Riley
Lisa Canivet
... and more
A DUBZ graces the Gordon Best Stage for the second time in 2022 - this time with a backing band, playing originals, hip-hop classics, rock covers, and comedy tracks you've come to know and love from A DUBZ's alter-ego, Aedan Shaughnessy.
Sep 10, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Van the Man
Special Guests
On September 10, we are debuting Van The Man at the Gordon Best Theatre! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see you there:)) We vibin!!
Sep 9, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Little Fire
The Colton Sisters
Effigy Girl
Shahrazi
Emerging local artists offering a mix of music for your heart, soul & spirit. Borderless Music & Arts Festival is celebrating 5 years in Nogojiwanong Peterborough!
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Sep 1, 2022
,
9:26 pm
The Everything Bagel
Let's lift each other up out of the swamps of nothingness! ❤ Door: $10 or pay what you can - band starts at 8:30 PM - three sets!
Aug 27, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Dee
DJ Frost
Donny G
Chuck Nasty
+++
We Waited for it and Dee's new album, Fresh Air Fantasy is finally here and will be performed live at the Gordon Best Theatre! Supporting performances by DJ Frost, Donny G, Chuck Nasty, Psiblingz, Zillah & VHSpositive
Aug 26, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Aug 20, 2022
,
10:00 pm
Betty Baker
Banshii Waylon
Sahira Q
Madeleine
Join the queens of Haus Down Boots for a farewell event for Betty Baker.
Aug 19, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Cheap Suits
Among Legends
Kingfisher
Friday night punk rock at the Gordon Best Theatre!
Aug 5, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Flamencolia Dance Company
Flamencolia Dance Company presents FLAMENCO VIVO!, a thrilling evening of live flamenco music and dance.
Jul 29, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Jul 21, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Apollo Ghosts
Martian Broadcloak
Effigy Girl
Celebrate an evening of Indie-Rock with Vancouver's Apollo Ghosts and Peterborough's Martian Broadcloak and Earthen Dolls.
Mask 4 Mask
Masquerade
Jul 16, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Sahira Q (Host)
Betty Baker
Madeleine
Violet Seductions
Get READY for a night of gliding to music by DJ AWYEAH! only at The Best. Featuring drag performances by Betty Baker, Madeleine, & Violet Seductions. Hosted by Sahira Q. Prizes for Best Mask, Best Dressed, Worst Mask, and more!
Jul 8, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Lara Wong Flamenco Trio
An entrancing evening of flamenco jazz music and dance from Spain and Canada, led by award-winning flamenco flautist, Lara Wong.
Jun 24, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Jun 18, 2022
,
9:30 pm
AWYEAH!
Pepper Maché
Cira Flexion
Adelyn Vain
Just Janis (Host)
Join your Host, local drag queen: Just Janis and her guests, Pepper Maché, Cira Flexion, Adelyn Vain and DJ AWYEAH! In your BEST low- rise jeans and Von Dutch hats, as we dance the 90s AWAY!
Jun 17, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Lukas Stark, the mystery entertainer.
An evening of the strange and wonderful. Lukas will be defying the odds and doing the impossible. Mind reading, stunts, & chaos.
Jun 16, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Voodoo Sometimes
The Strange Happenings
Shahrazi
Jun 4, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Sunday Crisp
River Jensen
TBA
Sunday Crisp hits Gordon Best Theatre on the Peterborough stop of their Bateau Ride Stadium Tour. Opening sets from River Jensen and TBA.
Join SKP Entertainment for Volume 2 of the First Friday Art Crawl After Party! You are invited to help build this awesome community for great art, music and the best dance floor in Peterborough.
May 28, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Dance Lessons
DJ Party
Join us for the second latin dance party of 2022! After a long wait, it’s time to bring the fire back to the dance floor. Bring your friends and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and fun at the Gordon Best Theatre (above the Only). New to dancing? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a salsa and bachata basics lesson at 9pm.
May 27, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
May 20, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Rapallo
Raveen
James Clayton
May 14, 2022
,
8:00 pm
SJ Riley
Adam Tario
Lisa Canivet
A Dubz
May 13, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Forest Gumption
Koto? & Jet Blck Renji
Mystical Climax
Beepax
BeatsBlayne
Turntablist "DJ LK" is spinning in Peterborough for the first time! 9pm-1am at the Gordon Best Theatre. $5 or PWYC.
May 6, 2022
,
9:30 pm
Teebs
Molly Millions
Sahira Q
TBA
Join SKP Entertainment for Volume 2 of the First Friday Art Crawl After Party! You are invited to help build this awesome community for great art, music and the best dance floor in Peterborough.
Apr 30, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Dance Lessons
DJ Party
Join us for the first latin dance party of 2022! After a long wait, it’s time to bring the fire back to the dance floor. Bring your friends and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and fun at the Gordon Best Theatre (above the Only). New to dancing? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a salsa and bachata basics lesson at 9pm.
Apr 23, 2022
,
6:30 pm
Evangeline Gentle
Nickola Magnolia
Special Guests
Their first performance together in Peterborough since 2020, Evangeline Gentle and band (Nick Ferrio, Charlie Glasspool, Matt Greco, Derek Bell) look forward to sharing this long-awaited evening with you.
Apr 16, 2022
,
9:30 pm
Just Janis (Host)
MIss J
Adelyn Vain
Madeleine
Grab your Windbreakers and Polly-Pockets, it’s time for the HOTTEST Queer Dance party (and show). Join your host, Local Drag Queen: Just Janis, as we go BACK to the 80’s baby!!
Apr 15, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Thelonious
Carling Stephen
Izzy Havana & Terrick Laing
Shadlesky
Three Entertainment Group
Will Campbell is turning 26 in style with the help of his pals. The night will be filled with dancing, rapping, singing, cold beer, and food at the end of the night. Theme: Over 90 Club so please dress up as your favourite geriatric.
Apr 9, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Benj Rowland
Kayla Mahomed
J.J. Swinn And The Haymakers
Benj Rowland welcomes you to the release of his new album, Community Garden, alongside special guests J.J. Swinn And The Haymakers and Kayla Mahomed
Apr 2, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Kiki Coe
Sanjina Dabish
Banshee Waylon
Just Janis
Rowena Whey
Kiki Coe and Sanjina Dabish Queen, stars of OutTV's newest hit show Call Me Mother for the first time! Hosted by Rowena Whey, Kingston's Queen of Wheat, and featuring performances by local Drag artists Sahira Q and Betty Baker
Art Crawl afterparty!!! By Cameron's Brewing. DJ lineup to be announced.
Mar 19, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Tennyson King
Sarah Lewis
Kyle Chivers
Earthen Dolls
Danny Taro (Host)
Welcome to Coffeehouse Vibes at the Gordon Best Theatre. Indulge in the time-honoured warmth of music, poetry, performance, and community.
Mar 5, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Icesis Couture
Rowena Whey
Sahira Q
Betty Baker
Icesis Couture, the winner of Canada's Drag Race Season 2 is in Peterborough for one night only! Hosted by Rowena Whey, the Queen of Wheat, and featuring performances by Sahira Q and Betty Baker.
Mar 4, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Le Ren
Cedric Noel
Mary-Kate Edwards
Welcome the return of live music at the Gordon Best Theatre and be softened by folk music from Le Ren, Cedric Noel, and Mary-Kate Edwards.
Power Reset
Multi-genre
Dec 3, 2021
,
7:00 pm
Cross Dog
Garbageface
Shahrazi
On Friday, December 3rd, we are reopening the doors to the Gordon Best Theatre, which has been closed for over 600 days due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Mar 28, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Cancer Bats
dboy
The Anti-Queens
Cross Dog
Marion Cinder
That's a lotta bands.
Mar 27, 2020
,
7:30 pm
Ian Crawford
John Roldan
An evening of amazing mentalism, astonishing psychic abilities, mind reading, and an exploration of the mystical forces of the mind. Mentalists Ian Crawford and John Roldan will expand our perception about what is possible. Proceeds will support The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lake, Northumberland, Haliburton.
Mar 26, 2020
,
8:00 pm
Trent Queer Collective (TQC)
Come one, come all, to the Trent Queer Collective presents Annual Drag Show and Cabaret! Reclaiming noir this semester, we are proud to present "Noir Night," a night to put on your best noir and recreate what it means to you in a queer context. It will be classy, fun, ENGAGING, and most of all, a Night to Put the noir in our rainbow.
Mar 21, 2020
,
8:00 pm
Texas King
The Jailbirds
The New Blue
Fiasco
Big choruses, good vibes and a shot of adrenaline. Texas King are hot off their tour with Big Wreck and eager to wow audiences with their incredible live show performance. Alongside supporting acts, The Jailbirds, The New Blue and Fiasco, this is sure to be a night to remember.
Mar 15, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU)
TACSU (Trent African and Caribbean Student Union) has a main focus to provide Trent students, Canadian and International alike, with exposure to the culture of their countries. Join TACSU for "ROYALTY," a formal dinner and awards ceremony for their student community.
Chris Molyneaux Jazz Trio (CMJT) is riding into town on a tidal wave of green beer. Join them and Standard Time for an evening of drinking and jazz. CMJT is made up of three very talented musicians whose friendship began during their years at Humber College. Join Chris Molyneaux (sax, EWI, keys), Wesley Collet-Taylor (bass), and Mark Athanasiadis (drums) on Saturday, March 14th.
Mar 13, 2020
,
8:30 pm
Pole Dancing PTBO
Mossworks Photography
DJ Teebo
BREAK OUT YOUR 90s SWAG! Mossworks Photography is having a 90s Dance Party and Pole Dancing Show on Friday the 13th...as to tempt fate! Witness an amazing lineup of performances by Pole Dancing PTBO and music spun by DJ Pete Teebo! Photography will be provided by Samantha Moss, so make sure to bring your 90s best.
Mar 7, 2020
,
8:00 pm
David James Allen
Nick Prosychyn & The Bad Milk
Little Rapids
An eclectic evening of folk music, performative art and visual projections! This uniquely humble event will feature singer-songwriter David James Allen and his band, playing their wide-ranging alt-country, folk, blues and gospel hits. Playing alongside are esteemed local acts Nick Prosychyn and the Bad Milk, Little Rapids, as well as projection art by Mary Doust and Amy Liden.
Mar 4, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Royal Tusk
Brkn Love
Ready the Prince
Niall
A full lineup of high energy rock bands! Royal Tusk's "Thunder on the Tundra," tour is coming to Peterborough on March 4th, 2020, featuring the Alberta rockers themselves. The lineup dives even deeper with two equally high profile supporting acts, BRKN LOVE and Ready the Prince.
Feb 29, 2020
,
8:00 pm
Michael C. Duguay
Oberge
Sing Leaf
Former Peterborough resident, Michael C. Duguay, returns to Peterborough in epic fashion to play hits from his most recent release "Summer Flight Lasts Forever," for which Michael has recieved praise as a "punk rock poet whose performances are equal parts adroit pop and avant-garde." Supporting artists Oberge and Sing Leaf will also take the stage to bring an eclectic flavour to the evening.
Feb 28, 2020
,
9:00 pm
Spoken Word
Circus Arts
Drag
Music
DJs
Join us for an evening of dancing and a showcase of Black performers in observance of Black History Month 2020. Featured artists include: Beth Bekele, Don Soul, Mongiwa Khumalo, Boho Fab, JONCRO, Dixie Que, DJ Cornbread and DJ Honey Ham. In addition to this astounding lineup, the Centre for Women and Trans People will be announcing the recipient of the first annual Charlie Earle Micro Grant for Black Women Artists.
Feb 21, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Forest Gumption
MC Shiro
Thelonious
Beepax
We Jam
Hip-hop heads gather from far and wide to combine the elements (lyricism, breakdancing, djing, and fashion) to amaze and astound. Former Peterborough resident, Forest Gumption, returns to celebrate the release of his EP "Lofi Til I Die." Meanwhile, long time friend Will Campbell, launches a new campaign for his breakdance clothing line Quiet Confidance Apparel.
You like to dance. We like to rock. Let's put the two together and help raise money for a great cause, the 2020 Ride To Conquer Cancer. Our lead singer Jean is joining the Peterborough Derailleurs on this 220 km ride to raise funds for cancer research. Come on out for a great evening of tunes and help make the Ride a success.
Feb 8, 2020
,
9:00 pm
Teebs (DJ Pete)
AwYeah!
Dixie Q
Introducing the very first Space Jam! Brace yourselves for an invasion of the Peterborough music scene with our DJs will be spinning house, techno and breakbeat records all evening long. Hosted by Dixie Q and featuring Teebs (DJ Pete) and Noah William (AWYEAH!).
Past Events
Nov 12, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Nov 11, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Nov 5, 2022
,
8:00 pm
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Borderless
Multi-genre
Oct 29, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Oct 28, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Oct 22, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Oct 14, 2022
,
9:00 am
B.A. Johnston
Beef Boys
TBA
Who likes BA? You like BA! Who likes Beef Boys? No one likes Beef Boys! But we all love Satan Come have a romp with the captain and his crew, and hopefully a few of their stowaways.
Oct 8, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Heaps
Boyhood
vanCamp
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Sep 30, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Sep 24, 2022
,
8:00 pm
No Small Affair
Mouthfeel
Effigy Girl
Come check out some unique Peterborough bands at the Gordon Best Theatre! $5 cover!
Sep 16, 2022
,
9:00 pm
A DUBZ
SJ Riley
Lisa Canivet
... and more
A DUBZ graces the Gordon Best Stage for the second time in 2022 - this time with a backing band, playing originals, hip-hop classics, rock covers, and comedy tracks you've come to know and love from A DUBZ's alter-ego, Aedan Shaughnessy.
Sep 10, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Van the Man
Special Guests
On September 10, we are debuting Van The Man at the Gordon Best Theatre! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see you there:)) We vibin!!
Sep 9, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Little Fire
The Colton Sisters
Effigy Girl
Shahrazi
Emerging local artists offering a mix of music for your heart, soul & spirit. Borderless Music & Arts Festival is celebrating 5 years in Nogojiwanong Peterborough!
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Sep 1, 2022
,
9:26 pm
The Everything Bagel
Let's lift each other up out of the swamps of nothingness! ❤ Door: $10 or pay what you can - band starts at 8:30 PM - three sets!
Aug 27, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Dee
DJ Frost
Donny G
Chuck Nasty
+++
We Waited for it and Dee's new album, Fresh Air Fantasy is finally here and will be performed live at the Gordon Best Theatre! Supporting performances by DJ Frost, Donny G, Chuck Nasty, Psiblingz, Zillah & VHSpositive
Aug 26, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Aug 20, 2022
,
10:00 pm
Betty Baker
Banshii Waylon
Sahira Q
Madeleine
Join the queens of Haus Down Boots for a farewell event for Betty Baker.
Aug 19, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Cheap Suits
Among Legends
Kingfisher
Friday night punk rock at the Gordon Best Theatre!
Aug 5, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Flamencolia Dance Company
Flamencolia Dance Company presents FLAMENCO VIVO!, a thrilling evening of live flamenco music and dance.
Jul 29, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
Jul 21, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Apollo Ghosts
Martian Broadcloak
Effigy Girl
Celebrate an evening of Indie-Rock with Vancouver's Apollo Ghosts and Peterborough's Martian Broadcloak and Earthen Dolls.
Mask 4 Mask
Masquerade
Jul 16, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Sahira Q (Host)
Betty Baker
Madeleine
Violet Seductions
Get READY for a night of gliding to music by DJ AWYEAH! only at The Best. Featuring drag performances by Betty Baker, Madeleine, & Violet Seductions. Hosted by Sahira Q. Prizes for Best Mask, Best Dressed, Worst Mask, and more!
Jul 8, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Lara Wong Flamenco Trio
An entrancing evening of flamenco jazz music and dance from Spain and Canada, led by award-winning flamenco flautist, Lara Wong.
Jun 24, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Jun 18, 2022
,
9:30 pm
AWYEAH!
Pepper Maché
Cira Flexion
Adelyn Vain
Just Janis (Host)
Join your Host, local drag queen: Just Janis and her guests, Pepper Maché, Cira Flexion, Adelyn Vain and DJ AWYEAH! In your BEST low- rise jeans and Von Dutch hats, as we dance the 90s AWAY!
Jun 17, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Lukas Stark, the mystery entertainer.
An evening of the strange and wonderful. Lukas will be defying the odds and doing the impossible. Mind reading, stunts, & chaos.
Jun 16, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Voodoo Sometimes
The Strange Happenings
Shahrazi
Jun 4, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Sunday Crisp
River Jensen
TBA
Sunday Crisp hits Gordon Best Theatre on the Peterborough stop of their Bateau Ride Stadium Tour. Opening sets from River Jensen and TBA.
Join SKP Entertainment for Volume 2 of the First Friday Art Crawl After Party! You are invited to help build this awesome community for great art, music and the best dance floor in Peterborough.
May 28, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Dance Lessons
DJ Party
Join us for the second latin dance party of 2022! After a long wait, it’s time to bring the fire back to the dance floor. Bring your friends and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and fun at the Gordon Best Theatre (above the Only). New to dancing? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a salsa and bachata basics lesson at 9pm.
May 27, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
May 20, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Rapallo
Raveen
James Clayton
May 14, 2022
,
8:00 pm
SJ Riley
Adam Tario
Lisa Canivet
A Dubz
May 13, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Forest Gumption
Koto? & Jet Blck Renji
Mystical Climax
Beepax
BeatsBlayne
Turntablist "DJ LK" is spinning in Peterborough for the first time! 9pm-1am at the Gordon Best Theatre. $5 or PWYC.
May 6, 2022
,
9:30 pm
Teebs
Molly Millions
Sahira Q
TBA
Join SKP Entertainment for Volume 2 of the First Friday Art Crawl After Party! You are invited to help build this awesome community for great art, music and the best dance floor in Peterborough.
Apr 30, 2022
,
9:00 pm
Dance Lessons
DJ Party
Join us for the first latin dance party of 2022! After a long wait, it’s time to bring the fire back to the dance floor. Bring your friends and enjoy a night of dancing, drinks and fun at the Gordon Best Theatre (above the Only). New to dancing? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a salsa and bachata basics lesson at 9pm.
Apr 23, 2022
,
6:30 pm
Evangeline Gentle
Nickola Magnolia
Special Guests
Their first performance together in Peterborough since 2020, Evangeline Gentle and band (Nick Ferrio, Charlie Glasspool, Matt Greco, Derek Bell) look forward to sharing this long-awaited evening with you.
Apr 16, 2022
,
9:30 pm
Just Janis (Host)
MIss J
Adelyn Vain
Madeleine
Grab your Windbreakers and Polly-Pockets, it’s time for the HOTTEST Queer Dance party (and show). Join your host, Local Drag Queen: Just Janis, as we go BACK to the 80’s baby!!
Apr 15, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Thelonious
Carling Stephen
Izzy Havana & Terrick Laing
Shadlesky
Three Entertainment Group
Will Campbell is turning 26 in style with the help of his pals. The night will be filled with dancing, rapping, singing, cold beer, and food at the end of the night. Theme: Over 90 Club so please dress up as your favourite geriatric.
Apr 9, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Benj Rowland
Kayla Mahomed
J.J. Swinn And The Haymakers
Benj Rowland welcomes you to the release of his new album, Community Garden, alongside special guests J.J. Swinn And The Haymakers and Kayla Mahomed
Apr 2, 2022
,
7:30 pm
Kiki Coe
Sanjina Dabish
Banshee Waylon
Just Janis
Rowena Whey
Kiki Coe and Sanjina Dabish Queen, stars of OutTV's newest hit show Call Me Mother for the first time! Hosted by Rowena Whey, Kingston's Queen of Wheat, and featuring performances by local Drag artists Sahira Q and Betty Baker
Art Crawl afterparty!!! By Cameron's Brewing. DJ lineup to be announced.
Mar 19, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Tennyson King
Sarah Lewis
Kyle Chivers
Earthen Dolls
Danny Taro (Host)
Welcome to Coffeehouse Vibes at the Gordon Best Theatre. Indulge in the time-honoured warmth of music, poetry, performance, and community.
Mar 5, 2022
,
7:00 pm
Icesis Couture
Rowena Whey
Sahira Q
Betty Baker
Icesis Couture, the winner of Canada's Drag Race Season 2 is in Peterborough for one night only! Hosted by Rowena Whey, the Queen of Wheat, and featuring performances by Sahira Q and Betty Baker.
Mar 4, 2022
,
8:00 pm
Le Ren
Cedric Noel
Mary-Kate Edwards
Welcome the return of live music at the Gordon Best Theatre and be softened by folk music from Le Ren, Cedric Noel, and Mary-Kate Edwards.
Power Reset
Multi-genre
Dec 3, 2021
,
7:00 pm
Cross Dog
Garbageface
Shahrazi
On Friday, December 3rd, we are reopening the doors to the Gordon Best Theatre, which has been closed for over 600 days due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Mar 28, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Cancer Bats
dboy
The Anti-Queens
Cross Dog
Marion Cinder
That's a lotta bands.
Mar 27, 2020
,
7:30 pm
Ian Crawford
John Roldan
An evening of amazing mentalism, astonishing psychic abilities, mind reading, and an exploration of the mystical forces of the mind. Mentalists Ian Crawford and John Roldan will expand our perception about what is possible. Proceeds will support The Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lake, Northumberland, Haliburton.
Mar 26, 2020
,
8:00 pm
Trent Queer Collective (TQC)
Come one, come all, to the Trent Queer Collective presents Annual Drag Show and Cabaret! Reclaiming noir this semester, we are proud to present "Noir Night," a night to put on your best noir and recreate what it means to you in a queer context. It will be classy, fun, ENGAGING, and most of all, a Night to Put the noir in our rainbow.
Mar 21, 2020
,
8:00 pm
Texas King
The Jailbirds
The New Blue
Fiasco
Big choruses, good vibes and a shot of adrenaline. Texas King are hot off their tour with Big Wreck and eager to wow audiences with their incredible live show performance. Alongside supporting acts, The Jailbirds, The New Blue and Fiasco, this is sure to be a night to remember.
Mar 15, 2020
,
7:00 pm
Trent African and Caribbean Student Union (TACSU)
TACSU (Trent African and Caribbean Student Union) has a main focus to provide Trent students, Canadian and International alike, with exposure to the culture of their countries. Join TACSU for "ROYALTY," a formal dinner and awards ceremony for their student community.
Chris Molyneaux Jazz Trio (CMJT) is riding into town on a tidal wave of green beer. Join them and Standard Time for an evening of drinking and jazz. CMJT is made up of three very talented musicians whose friendship began during their years at Humber College. Join Chris Molyneaux (sax, EWI, keys), Wesley Collet-Taylor (bass), and Mark Athanasiadis (drums) on Saturday, March 14th.
Mar 13, 2020
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8:30 pm
Pole Dancing PTBO
Mossworks Photography
DJ Teebo
BREAK OUT YOUR 90s SWAG! Mossworks Photography is having a 90s Dance Party and Pole Dancing Show on Friday the 13th...as to tempt fate! Witness an amazing lineup of performances by Pole Dancing PTBO and music spun by DJ Pete Teebo! Photography will be provided by Samantha Moss, so make sure to bring your 90s best.
Mar 7, 2020
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8:00 pm
David James Allen
Nick Prosychyn & The Bad Milk
Little Rapids
An eclectic evening of folk music, performative art and visual projections! This uniquely humble event will feature singer-songwriter David James Allen and his band, playing their wide-ranging alt-country, folk, blues and gospel hits. Playing alongside are esteemed local acts Nick Prosychyn and the Bad Milk, Little Rapids, as well as projection art by Mary Doust and Amy Liden.
Mar 4, 2020
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7:00 pm
Royal Tusk
Brkn Love
Ready the Prince
Niall
A full lineup of high energy rock bands! Royal Tusk's "Thunder on the Tundra," tour is coming to Peterborough on March 4th, 2020, featuring the Alberta rockers themselves. The lineup dives even deeper with two equally high profile supporting acts, BRKN LOVE and Ready the Prince.
Feb 29, 2020
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8:00 pm
Michael C. Duguay
Oberge
Sing Leaf
Former Peterborough resident, Michael C. Duguay, returns to Peterborough in epic fashion to play hits from his most recent release "Summer Flight Lasts Forever," for which Michael has recieved praise as a "punk rock poet whose performances are equal parts adroit pop and avant-garde." Supporting artists Oberge and Sing Leaf will also take the stage to bring an eclectic flavour to the evening.
Feb 28, 2020
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9:00 pm
Spoken Word
Circus Arts
Drag
Music
DJs
Join us for an evening of dancing and a showcase of Black performers in observance of Black History Month 2020. Featured artists include: Beth Bekele, Don Soul, Mongiwa Khumalo, Boho Fab, JONCRO, Dixie Que, DJ Cornbread and DJ Honey Ham. In addition to this astounding lineup, the Centre for Women and Trans People will be announcing the recipient of the first annual Charlie Earle Micro Grant for Black Women Artists.
Feb 21, 2020
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7:00 pm
Forest Gumption
MC Shiro
Thelonious
Beepax
We Jam
Hip-hop heads gather from far and wide to combine the elements (lyricism, breakdancing, djing, and fashion) to amaze and astound. Former Peterborough resident, Forest Gumption, returns to celebrate the release of his EP "Lofi Til I Die." Meanwhile, long time friend Will Campbell, launches a new campaign for his breakdance clothing line Quiet Confidance Apparel.
You like to dance. We like to rock. Let's put the two together and help raise money for a great cause, the 2020 Ride To Conquer Cancer. Our lead singer Jean is joining the Peterborough Derailleurs on this 220 km ride to raise funds for cancer research. Come on out for a great evening of tunes and help make the Ride a success.
Feb 8, 2020
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9:00 pm
Teebs (DJ Pete)
AwYeah!
Dixie Q
Introducing the very first Space Jam! Brace yourselves for an invasion of the Peterborough music scene with our DJs will be spinning house, techno and breakbeat records all evening long. Hosted by Dixie Q and featuring Teebs (DJ Pete) and Noah William (AWYEAH!).
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep 30, 2022
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7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
FIRST FRIDAY Art Crawl After Party. Volume 5. The perfect night out. Check out all the amazing galleries and venues that downtown has to offer and then come dance and enjoy music, art and performance at the Gordon best theatre. See you on the dancefloor.
Oct 8, 2022
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8:00 pm
Heaps
Boyhood
vanCamp
Oct 14, 2022
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9:00 am
B.A. Johnston
Beef Boys
TBA
Who likes BA? You like BA! Who likes Beef Boys? No one likes Beef Boys! But we all love Satan Come have a romp with the captain and his crew, and hopefully a few of their stowaways.
Oct 28, 2022
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7:00 pm
Linda Kash (Host)
Improv Pros
Improv Joes
Second City PROS & Local JOES deliver laughs by making up scenes and characters in games & scenework. Smart improv comedy at it's best!
To be announced...
10/22/2022
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Hardcore Birthday Party
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Hardcore
10/29/2022
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Borderless
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Multi-genre
11/4/2022
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First Friday Art Crawl After Party Vol. 7
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EDM
11/5/2022
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Latin Express
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Cultural
11/11/2022
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Kelly McMichael
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Indie
11/12/2022
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The Weber Brothers
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Rock
News
Event Coverage

Complete coverage of The Centre's "Black History Month Blowout" with a lens on Ethel Nalule, the inaugural recipient of the Charlie Earle Memorial Micro Grant

On February 28th, 2020, The Trent Centre for Women and Trans Peoples' organized an absolute blowout in a showcase of black performers to observe Black History Month 2020. Featured individuals were a mixture of spoken word artists, bands, circus artists, drag performers, and even two DJs to carry the party into the late evening. The event honoured Ethel Nalule with the inaugural Charlie Earle Memorial Micro Grant for Black Women and Trans Artists in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong.
Read the full story...
Event Coverage

Complete coverage of The Centre's "Black History Month Blowout" with a lens on Ethel Nalule, the inaugural recipient of the Charlie Earle Memorial Micro Grant

On February 28th, 2020, The Trent Centre for Women and Trans Peoples' organized an absolute blowout in a showcase of black performers to observe Black History Month 2020. Featured individuals were a mixture of spoken word artists, bands, circus artists, drag performers, and even two DJs to carry the party into the late evening. The event honoured Ethel Nalule with the inaugural Charlie Earle Memorial Micro Grant for Black Women and Trans Artists in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong.
Read the full story...
Interviews

BRKN LOVE's Justin Benlolo discusses new album, the influence of musical theatre on his performances, and working with bandmates in NYC.

It is always a touching experience to be able to speak with the best and brightest upcoming Canadian musicians, and our conversation with BRKN LOVE’s Justin Benlolo was no exception. The Toronto-based singer and guitarist recently put out a number of singles on streaming platforms with his band, and has disclosed the news that they are in the works of releasing a full-feature LP in due time. On the eve of a Canada-wide tour, Justin gave us his take on the band’s formation, ambitions, and the steps he took to get to where he is today.
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recent past events
Sep 24, 2022
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8:00 pm
No Small Affair
Mouthfeel
Effigy Girl
Come check out some unique Peterborough bands at the Gordon Best Theatre! $5 cover!