At a glance


  • Arts
  • Museums / heritage
  • Sports

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Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. We manage many of Peterborough’s most popular culture and leisure facilities on behalf of Peterborough City Council.

Vivacity provides a myriad of opportunities for people to take part in cultural and leisure activities. Art, heritage, learning and sport form the mainstay of our services, with the specific purpose to help people:

  • view and learn about art at the City Gallery
  • be part of the audience at one of the many shows we stage at the Key Theatre or make theatre by performing on stage through one of our youth programmes, community plays or musicals
  • learn about our heritage at Peterborough’s museum or Flag Fen
  • connect to the wider world through free internet services at one of our ten libraries and where you can borrow from our collection of thousands of books, audio items and much more
  • learn about the recent and distant past through our archives service
  • join one million others in enjoying a range of activities at one of Vivacity’s leisure centres – from swimming to badminton to football and for fun, to keep fit, or to excel at your chosen sport.


The Vivacity Way – what we stand for

Achieving our objectives means providing great experiences, broadening horizons through activity, learning, discovery, challenges and fun by doing things the Vivacity Way. We’ve identified some key words that sum up who we are as an organisation and what we stand for:

  • Customer-focused
  • Effective
  • Respectful
  • Efficient
  • Honest
  • Outward-looking
  • Accountability
  • Embracing
  • Fairness
  • ‘Can do’
  • Listening
  • Engaged

Vivacity is here to enrich people’s lives by working in partnership with various organisations and stakeholders.

The most important of these partnerships is with Peterborough City Council, and together we aim to deliver inspiring cultural and leisure activities for Peterborough’s residents and visitors.

Our objectives

Over the next five years, Vivacity’s objectives are to:

  • increase the number and range of people who enjoy our services
  • provide services of greater quality
  • improve value for money for all our customers and for our main funder, Peterborough City Council
  • bring more financial resources and skills to the city by providing new and improved services supported by regional, national, European and international bodies
  • support and encourage organisations and charities working in Peterborough who contribute to the city’s sporting, artistic, historical and cultural life
  • transform the way we work.

How will we achieve this?

We are one team working across four main areas: arts, heritage, libraries, and sport. In each area we’re looking to:

  • provide better programmes and activities
  • focus on quality services for customers
  • target our marketing better
  • develop new business ventures
  • create better business and financial support systems
  • develop better ways of working that help people to do their jobs better.

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