The Cambridge Theatre was built in 1929-30. In a reaction to the music halls and cinemas of the time, the interior décor was selected to reflect the style of the 1920’s German expressionist movement. Productions at the Cambridge Theatre have been characterised by relatively short runs, lasting just a year or sometimes as short as two months.
Longer runs in modern times have included controversial piece Jerry Springer – The Opera, a musical written by Richard Thomas and comedian Stewart Lee, which caused great outcry and led to several protests from the Christian community. The show ran for two years. In 2005, the long running show Chicago transferred from the Adelphi Theatre and remained in the Cambridge for five years before moving to the Garrick. The theatre is currently host to the RSC’s Matilda the Musical, written by comedian Tim Minchin.
Two spaces for wheelchair users and transfer seats are available
Are there adapted toilets?
An adapted toilet is available in the stalls corridor
Are there facilities for the hard-of-hearing?
There is an infrared system working throughout the auditorium with both loop and conventional headsets.
Are guide dogs and/or hearing dogs permitted?
Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for four dogs per performance in the Manager’s office.
Please contact the theatre directly for further information.
Matilda the Musical (24 November 2011 – )
Chicago (27 April 2006 – 27 August 2011)
Dancing in the Streets (19 July 2005 – 22 April 2006)
Something Wicked this Way Comes (2 June 2005 – 2 July 2005)
Jerry Springer – The Opera (14 October 2003 – 19 February 2005)
Our House (28 October 2002 – 16 August 2003)
Fame (20 September 2001 – 31 August 2002)
The Beautiful Game (26 September 2000 – 1 September 2001)
Great Balls of Fire (6 October 1999 – 18 December 1999)
Grease (24 October 1996 – 11 September 1999)