On 18 June 2020, Vivacity announced that it is handing its contract back to Peterborough City Council as a direct result of COVID-19. We are now working together to reopen services.  You can find the latest information here.
We fund one of only a few hydro pools in the country available for public use
Our volunteers gave 17,000 hours of support across the City last year
Our library team brought stories to life with over 3,500 young readers across the City
We facilitate dozens of reading groups, bringing new friends together
Over 18,500 people benefited from our specialist rehabilitation classes
30,000 people enjoyed our free Heritage Festival
4000 visitors joined us at our free "Once upon a…" festival
We fund 11 community libraries across our City

Who we are

We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status, created in 2010 with the purpose of enriching the lives of Peterborough residents and visitors.

Managing over 20 venues covering library, heritage, theatre, art, and healthy living sites, Vivacity is committed to working with local communities, partners and organisations to bring inspirational and life-enriching services to Peterborough.

Our revenue is reinvested back into the city, so your gym membership, Key Theatre ticket or coffee purchased at the museum goes towards providing better opportunities within our communities.

Make a donation

Your donations mean we can continue to operate many of Peterborough's cultural, heritage and leisure venues and activities ensuring they are accessible to everyone in our City.

We reinvest profits from our commercial activities into Peterborough and also welcome additional support from individuals and organisations.

Health and wellbeing programme

Our health and wellbeing sessions support people recovering from or living with health issues such as cardiac illness and cancer. Through accessible, specialist classes, we help over 18,000 people a year in the Peterborough area. These sessions also promote health and provide peer support and friendship.

Vivacity book bus

Our Vivacity book bus is central to our reading development outreach programme, working with schools and young readers across Peterborough to engage children with reading and helping to tackle the low literacy levels in our city. Last year, this programme helped over 13,000 children.

Inclusive sports day

Our annual inclusive sports day takes place in June and provides opportunities for children, young people and adults with additional needs to enjoy a range of sports and activities whilst having fun with friends and family.

Thanks to you

By donating £5 you can enable someone to have a session in one of our health, wellbeing and rehabilitation sessions and £2,400 will fund classes within the programme for an entire year.

By donating £5 you can fund books for our young readers and help to keep our book bus out and about in the community.

By donating £5 you will enable us to increase our capacity to enable more people to enjoy this fantastic event.

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“I may not be alive now if it weren't for these classes. They have given me the confidence to keep going and to fight, and not to give up or feel sorry for myself.”
Rachel Farrington
“These classes have boosted my confidence physically and mentally. It has brought me closer to other people in the same situation as me.”
Giovanni Grammatica
“I find that coming to these exercise classes makes me do exercises that I would not do at home and I also get to meet people who have the same problems as myself, which is a great help.”
Harry McGrath
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