Cambridge Theatre

Cambridge Theatre London

Compared to many of the aged institutions surrounding it The Cambridge Theatre is a relative baby in the West End theatre world. When the theatre opened in 1930 it included beautiful interior design by architects Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie, which has been carefully restored more recently.

The first productions to grace the Cambridge Theatre stage was André Charlot's Masquerade in 1930. Deborah Kerr made her stage debut at the Cambridge alongside Edith Evans in Heartbreak House in 1942, while Audrey Hepburn also trod the boards as part of the cast of Sauce Piquant in 1950.

For a short while the theatre became a cinema in 1967, before reopening to welcome Ian Mckellen in Hamlet in 1971. Dudley Moore and The John Curry Theatre of Skating at the Cambridge Theatre smashed box office records in 1976.

The controversial Jerry Springer The Opera by comedian Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas ran at the Cambridge Theatre from 2003. Matilda the Musical opened in 2011 and is still running in 2015.


Tickets for Matilda The Musical - Cambridge Theatre, London

Matilda is Roald Dahl’s tale of a 6 year old girl trapped in a family who think she is useless. She finds herself punished at school by a demonic headmistress Miss Trunchbull, but finds a supporter in Miss Honey, a teacher who sees Matilda’s talent and potential.

Matilda is a story of self-realisation, personal growth and revenge, with a catchy soundtrack. One of Roald Dahl’s finest works has been brought to life in a musical theatre show for all ages.

What follows is a story of self-realisation, learning and delightfully naughty revenge all set to a criminally catchy score.

Roald Dahl's witty novel has been brought to life as a musical for all ages by Australian pianist and comedian Tim Minchin. Get your Matilda Tickets with Theatre Bookings and enjoy the show!

Travel Details

The Cambridge Theatre can be found at the epicentre of the West End at Seven Dials in Covent Garden. The closest tube stations are Leicester Square and Covent Garden, and there are buses that run along the Charing Cross Road and Shaftsbury Avenue.

Buses routes: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176

Tube stations:
Leicester Square (2 minutes’ walk)
Covent Garden (5 minutes’ walk)

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is the Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). Disabled parking: NCP (Shelton Street, London WC2E 9JN).

Cambridge Theatre
Earlham St, London WC2H 9HU

Cambridge Theatre London Seating Plan

The seating capacity of the theatre is 1,231. These seats are spread over three levels; Upper Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls.

The Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest theatres in the West End and therefore does not suffer from restricted views that can affect older venues.

Disabled access

For all access enquiries please ensure you contact the theatre management well in advance of your visit to ensure the best possible service can be afforded.

There is space available for 2 wheelchairs in the stalls section next N1&N34 in the middle of the stalls section. The entrance to the stalls can be found on Earlham Street through a set of double doors, and down a slight incline to the auditorium.

There is also provision made for mobility scooters and other wheelchairs. They can be left with the management and stored safely.

There are accesible toilets located in the stalls area.

Drinks can be brought to patrons in the auditorium upon request, if access to the foyer bar area is inconvenient.

Infra-red systems and headsets are available from the foyer and induction loop from the Box office.

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