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Cambridge Theatre London

Cambridge Theatre, London - The Home of Matilda the Musical

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.

Plan Your Visit

The Cambridge Theatre opens around one hour before the show starts. The Box Office opens from 12pm (Monday to Sunday).
There is no specific dress code for the theatre. Patrons should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
Yes, the Cambridge Theatre is air-conditioned.
There is a cloakroom at the Cambridge Theatre. There is a cost of £1 per item.
Security staff will be completing bag and ticket checks upon entry to the Cambridge Theatre. Patrons are encouraged not to bring large bags, which can cause a delay in entering the theatre.
Children under 3 will not be admitted. All adults and children entering the theatre must have a ticket. All children aged 16 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult and seated together.
Booster seats are available for children aged 3-12 at the Cambridge Theatre. Please ask an usher to assist you if you require one.
There are three bars in the Cambridge 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.
The Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge Centre opened in 1930 and has since been restored and redeveloped several times before becoming Grade II listed in 1999. As you walk through the foyer and into the auditorium, take a look at some of the beautiful restored features like the bronze frieze in the entrance and the ornate lighting fixtures.

Help Booking Tickets

Ticket collection is available at the foyer box office 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 Cambridge Theatre box office is open between 12pm-7pm (Monday-Saturday) and 12pm-3pm (Sunday).
The Cambridge Theatre box office can be contacted by emailing
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) is the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check the STAR ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
The Cambridge Theatre's 1,500 capacity auditorium can be hired for private events and conferences. For full details of pricing and what the theatre can offer, please call 0207 557 7300 or email
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