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Cambridge Theatre London

About the Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre opened in 1930, a particularly busy year for West End theatre openings with the nearby Prince Edward Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and Leicester Square Theatre all opening their doors to the public. Situated in the heart of Seven Dials, the Grade II listed Cambridge Theatre was designed by architects Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie. The architects were praised for taking inspiration from the modern, expressionist style that was particularly prominent in Germany at the time consisting of simple, clean, and sophisticated design techniques.

Notable productions at the Cambridge Theatre include the Madness musical Our House, Jerry Springer: The Opera, and a popular revival of Grease. The theatre also hosted the UK premiere of the hit Broadway musical Chicago in 1979. The show would later return to the theatre in 2006 as part of a hugely successful West End revival that commenced performances at the Adelphi Theatre in 1997.

The Cambridge is currently home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book Matilda, where it has been inspiring the next generation of theatregoers for the past 10 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

The theatre box office is open between 12pm-7pm (Monday-Saturday) and 12pm-3pm (Sunday) and ticket collection is available from 90 minutes before the performance starts. We recommend patrons arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure to bring your confirmation email and your ID.
The theatre opens around one hour before the show starts.
There are three bars in the theatre – the Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle Bars. They serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, alongside snacks such as crisps, nuts and ice cream.
There is a cloakroom at the theatre with a cost of £1 per item.
Yes, the theatre is air-conditioned.
Booster seats are available for children aged 3-12 at the theatre. Please ask an usher to assist you if you require one.
The theatre is situated in the heart of the Seven Dials/Covent Garden area, giving you a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs within a very short walk. Rosa's Thai is a popular choice and just a couple of minutes walk away from the theatre. Alternatively, the Two Brewers pub is also a short walk away and serves a wide range of dishes.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian is located just across the road from the theatre and is the well connected to the London underground and nearby attractions in Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The Travelodge Covent Garden is a five minute walk away and well suited to those who wish to stay centrally whilst on a budget.
The theatre box office can be contacted by emailing
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