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ABOUT

One of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow.

These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.
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HISTORY

The theatre opened on 4 September1930, built by its first manager B A Meyer, to designs by architects Wimperis Simpson and Guthrie. Constructed by Gee Walker and Slater Ltd, the interior decoration was by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. The first production was André Charlot’s revue...
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DIRECTIONS

The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern lines).
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SEATING PLAN

Where we provide a seating plan for events, every effort is made to show you the correct information. However, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of our seating plans in case of short term or venue specific changes due to production requirements. Seating plans are generally provided as a guide only and are not an exact representation of the seating layout at the venue.
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DISABLED ACCESS

No steps to the foyer through 2 sets of double swing doors. Box office counter on right. Staircases between levels have 2 handrails and steps are highlighted. 5 steps down from the main foyer to the Stalls, 31 up to the back of the Royal Circle (2 steps between rows). Over 60 steps up to the Upper Circle. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.
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0844 412 4652

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0844 412 4648 access@seetickets.com
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Book Tickets Currently showing at the Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahl's Matilda - The Musical

Unique and unforgettable - Rolling Stone

Venue Hire

The Cambridge Theatre is ideal for large-scale conferences and presentations, as well as meetings, training days and receptions. The main auditorium seats over 1,200 guests, and a private suite is perfect for smaller events, both standing or seated. The theatre is centrally located, close to Covent Garden underground station. 

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Refurbishment

Refurbishment

New Ladies Toilets

During 2012 an area alongside the stalls bar, that once housed a huge oil tank for the boiler plant, has been cleared and the space used to create an additional 8 ladies toilets. Work is due to start in spring of 2013 on the refurbishment of the existing customer toilets.
 
The stalls seating and much of the upper circle seating has recently been replaced. The new seat cushions utilise a memory foam technology to provide greater levels of comfort.

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Our History

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1930

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Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

Opened by Bertie Meyer with André Charlot’s revue Masquerade starring Beatrice Lillie.

1955

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William Douglas Home’s The Reluctant Debutante enjoyed a long run.

William Douglas Home’s The Reluctant Debutante enjoyed a long run.

1960

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Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall began a two year run.

Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall began a two year run.

1963

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Tommy Steele starred in Harold Fielding’s production of Half a Sixpence.

Tommy Steele starred in Harold Fielding’s production of Half a Sixpence.

1977

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The original London production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened.

The original London production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago opened.

1987

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Peter Pan – The Musical starred Lulu as Peter and George Cole as Captain Hook.

Peter Pan – The Musical starred Lulu as Peter and George Cole as Captain Hook.

1989

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Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

Bob Carlton’s Olivier Award winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet began a three year run.

1995

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The first ever stage production of Fame – The Musical opened.

The first ever stage production of Fame – The Musical opened.

2000

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The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

The world premiere of The Beautiful Game by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.

2003

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Jerry Springer – The Opera transferred from The National Theatre.

Jerry Springer – The Opera transferred from The National Theatre.

2012

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda began its current sell-out run.
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