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, Phoenix and Leicester Square Theatres 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 nearby 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.