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Cambridge Theatre London

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The Cambridge Theater is one of a few theaters that opened on the West End in the year 1930, others being the Prince Edward, Phoenix, Whitehall, and the Leicester Square theaters. The Cambridge Theater is located in Camden, facing the famous Seven Dials junction. This elegant structure is built completely from steel and concrete, and is well known for its stunning design, which was created by architects Wimperis, Simpson, and Guthrie. The auditorium has three levels and a capacity of 123, with no obstructive pillars or railings obstructing the view. The theater was refurbished in 1950, when chandeliers and candelabras were added, and again in 1987, by Carl Toms, to help restore it to its original, charming look.

Given the size of the theater, it is best suited for hosting musicals and music events, however small plays also do well here. Some of the most notable dramas that have taken the stage here include, George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’, William Douglas’ ‘The Reluctant Debutante’ and ‘Billy Liar’ by Keith Waterhouse. Currently, the Cambridge Theater plays host to the world famous musical ‘Matilda’, based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Venue Details

Address: Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU, United Kingdom

Opened: 1930

Seating Capacity: 1237
Stalls : 498
Dress Circle : 295
Upper Circle: 444

Seating Chart
Check out the Cambridge Theatre Seating Plan here.

Now Playing At The Cambridge Theatre

Good to Know

Disabled Access

There are no steps when enetering the foyer through a double set of swing doors. Entrance into the Stalls section is through the double exit door on Earlham Street.

Transfer seats are available for up to 4 wheelchair users and 2 scooter users. An usher is available to store and bring back the wheelchairs and scooters.

Please note that there is an infra-red system for those hard of hearing, and eight headsets are available in the foyer.

Available Facilities

Bar: There are 3 bar areas in the theater serving wine, beer, tea, and coffee. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.

Cloakroom: There is a cloakroom at the theater. Large items can be checked in for £1 each.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed in to the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog sit a maximum of four dogs per performance.

Toilets: There are male and female toilets on each level of the theater.

Handy Tips

  • Food and drinks in plastic containers are allowed inside the theater, however, hot food is prohibited. Drinks purchased at the bar must be transferred into plastic cups before entering the auditorium.
  • Try booking your tickets as early as possible for best seats and best prices. As the show gets closer to the date, prices do tend to increase as demand also increases.
  • Try to be on time at all costs! Some shows do not entertain latecomers and the ones that do, expect you to be as quiet as a mouse as you try to find your seats. Better to save yourself and others the trouble and be there at least 10-15 minutes before the doors open (45 minutes before the performance).

Getting There

Tube: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Line).

Bus: 14, 19, 24, 38 and 176

Overground: Charing Cross Station

Restaurants near Cambridge Theatre

1. Masala Zone Covent Garden: In the mood for Indian? This restaurant serves up some delicious Indian classics including authentic curries, biryanis, and chaat!

2. The Escapologist Bar London: This funky Victorian style bar offers some great cocktails and pizza.

3. Rosa's Thai Cafe Seven Dials: This cafe offers some mouth-watering Thai food, perfect for a gloomy, rainy day in London.

4. Hawksmoor Seven Dials: Serving up juicy steaks and seafood, this place makes for a perfect pre-theater destination for meat lovers.

5. Monmouth Kitchen: Monmouth Kitchen is not just famous for its Italian and Peruvian delicacies, but also its quick service.


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