Cambridge Theatre London

Venue Information

Cambridge Theatre
Address: 32-34 Earlham Street, London, WC2 9HU
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55, 176

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What's on at the Cambridge Theatre?

Frequently Asked Questions

What's on at the Cambridge Theatre?
Matilda The Musical is a current production at the Cambridge Theatre. The latest booking period for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre started 15 September 2021 and runs until 17 December 2023. Tickets for Matilda The Musical start at £24 and are available to book now
How do I get to the Cambridge Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Cambridge Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 1, 14, 19, 22, 29, 34, 55, 176.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkChinatown and Q-Park Trafalgar (more parking information).  For directions to the Cambridge Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Cambridge Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Cambridge Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Cambridge Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Cambridge Theatre has an Comfort Cooling system.
What is the Accessibility at the Cambridge Theatre?
Cambridge Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7087 7966
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Stalls
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x2
Sound amplification: Williams Sound Infrared (check with theatre for coverage)
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 4 to Stalls, 31 to Dress Circle, 64 to Upper Circle
Level access: To Stalls
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: N/A
How many seats are in the Cambridge Theatre?
The Cambridge Theatre has 1,230 seats.
Who owns the Cambridge Theatre?
The Cambridge Theatre is owned by LW Theatres

Cambridge Theatre Facts

What date did the Cambridge Theatre open?

4 September 1930

Who designed the Cambridge Theatre?

Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie with interior by Serge Chermayeff

What was the first production at the Cambridge Theatre?

Charlot’s Masquerade by Ronald Jeans

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Theatre History

The Cambridge Theatre is a relative newcomer to the West End, opening in 1930.

Some of the most famous productions to play at the Cambridge include George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House in 1943, Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s Billy Liar in 1960, Ian McKellen’s 1971 portrayal of Hamlet, Joan Collins in The Last of Mrs Cheyney, and Peter O’Toole in Shaw’s Man and Superman in 1980.

The theatre’s history began with a series of revues, including André Charlot’s Masquerade, plus a successful revival of 1066 and All That in 1937.

Audrey Hepburn starred in the chorus of Sauce Tartare in 1949, and comedy legends Peter Cook and Dudley Moore brought their Behind the Fridge show to the Cambridge stage in 1972.

Opera and Operetta at the Cambridge includes A Night in Venice (1944) by Johann Strauss; Lizbeth Webb as The Merry Widow (1963); John Hanson in Bernard Delfont and Emile Littler’s revival of The Desert Song (1968); Michael Denison as Pooh Bah in The Black Mikado (1975); Iolanthe and The Yeoman of the Guard in 1988; and Jerry Springer –The Opera (2003).

Musicals have also been a staple, from today’s Matilda The Musical, through recent shows includingAndrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game (2000), Madness musical Our House (2002), Fame (1995 and 2001), Chicago (1977 and 2006) and Grease (1996), to older shows One Mo’ Time (1981) starring Vernel Bagneris, Return to the Forbidden Planet (1989),Budgie – The Musical (1988), Sherlock Holmes – The Musical (1989), Harold Fielding’s successful production of Half a Sixpence (1963), starring Tommy Steeleand Bruce Forsyth, andNeil Simon musical Little Me (1964).

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