Get ready for an unforgettable cinema experience and enjoy your favourite films under the Big Top in the run up to Peterborough Celebrates Festival. We welcome you to sing along and bust out your best dance moves, plus dressing up is actively encouraged!

How do I get to Ferry Meadows?
To find out how to get to Ferry Meadows (including sustainable methods, gold stars for you!) please click here

What time should I arrive?

5pm screening    

  • 4.15pm - Big Top opens                                    
  • 4.30pm - Music and welcome                            
  • 5.00pm - Film screening                                    
  • 6.55pm - Film ends 

8pm screening

  • 7.15pm - Big Top opens
  • 7.45pm - Music and welcome
  • 8.00pm - Film screening
  • 9.45pm - Film ends

Where can I park?
When you arrive at Ferry Meadows, head through the barrier and turn right at the mini roundabout and find a spot in the Ferry Meadows car park.

Is parking free?
Parking is free for all cinema goers! Once the film has finished, we'll lift the barrier ready for your exit.

Where will the Big Top be?
You'll find the Big Top will be on Coney Meadow behind the Visitors Centre in Ferry Meadows. You can't miss it!

Where are the closest toilets?
Portable toilets (including an accessible toilet) can be found just behind the Big Top. The public toilet block next to the car park will also be open, and includes a brand-new Changing Places facility.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?
Just bring your best dance moves along with your confirmation email. This can be a printed copy or displayed on your mobile phone, we don't mind which!

Can I buy tickets on the door?
Tickets for The Greatest Showman in the Big Top sold out in record time last year, so we do recommend booking in advance online to secure your seat. However, if we do have any tickets left, you'll be welcome to buy them on the door.

Is the Big Top accessible?
The Big Top will be set up on Coney Meadow, which has an uneven grass surface, so we'll be putting matting in place to create an accessible route to the Big Top.

Does the Big Top have accessible seating?
If you’re a wheelchair user, please contact visitor services at [email protected] and we will reserve seats for your party in an accessible area.

Is the Big Top warm?
There's no heating in the Big Top, and we know it can get pretty chilly when the sun goes in (and don't even get us started on the unpredictable British weather!) Make sure you bring layers, and blankets are more than welcome.

Can I bring my carer for free?
Yes you can! We just ask for you to show us ONE of the following documents when you arrive at the Big Top Cinema. Your free carer’s ticket can be booked online along with your own ticket. 

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA/Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16-64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded, or the actual Allowance book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance letter of award.
  • Incapacity Benefit books, or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • A valid Blue Badge.
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI).
  • A local authority registration document.
  • Credibility’s Access Card with +1 symbol.
  • A recognised assistance dog ID card.

What is the certification for each film?

  • Wonka – PG
  • Grease Sing-A-Long – PG
  • Matilda the Musical Sing-A-Long – PG
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show – 12A

What do film certifications mean?

  • PG - PG stands for Parental Guidance. This means a film is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Parents should consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children. 
  • 12A - No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult if, in the adult's judgement, the film is suitable for that particular child. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.

Is there food and drink available to purchase on-site?
Yes! There will be a selection of tasty food and refreshing drinks available throughout the evening. Only food and drink purchased on-site can be consumed inside the Big Top Cinema. 

Can I get a refund?
Sorry, we're are unable to offer any refunds but you're welcome to pass your tickets on to your mates if you're no longer able to come along.