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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for 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.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.

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Birthday treat

Was mighty impressed staging the musicality the acting was out standing . Rather loud . We had such fun and wow a standing ovation at the end

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was mighty impressed staging the musicality the acting was out standing . Rather loud . We had such fun and wow a standing ovation at the end

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see Matilda. A very enjoyable show which was well performed and with an excellent set. The theatre itself has fairly comfortable seats. We were in the centre of the dress circle (row C). Very good view from this location. The rake of the seats is fairly steep so you have a good chance of seeing over those... More 

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, Matilda did not disappoint. An amazing evening, watching an amazing show. The incredible talent of the children and all the cast was spellbinding(no pun intended). The character of Trunchbull was played hilariously well and the little Matilda was awesome. Set was so clever and everything about the show was very imaginative. Lovely little theatre too, my first visit. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a first class show, the children were really good especially the little girl playing Matilda although I believe there is more than one girl playing this part on different days. Also the actor playing Miss Trunchbull was great in fact they were all Great ! Highly recommend our seats were in the upper circle row b which were perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely wonderful production for adults and children alike. The time flew by and I didn't want it to end! We were tow two adults and there were a lot of adults in the audience so don't think of it as a children's show! The theatre has good seats and we were Upper Circle (Row B) and had no problem... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Cambridge Theatre as a Christmas treat with our two youngest (aged 9 and 7) to see Matilda and had a fabulous time. The theatre is easy to get to from several tube stations and there are lots of lovely restaurants for a pre or post theatre meal (I would recommend booking and look up on line as to... More 

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Overmere, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy the cheapest ticket: the theatre is small so every chair has a good view. Only the adults could fully appreciate some dark comedy moments while the children were mesmerised by the enchanting stage. Worth it!!

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Caythorpe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, I am not that impressed with the theatre. Staff are all friendly and helpful, the bar staff in particular are very pleasant. Drinks are not exorbitant, pepsi £3, glass of champagne £11.50. This is a small theatre, but the seating is in need of replacement. Sitting through a two hour becomes increasingly uncomfortable. I also felt the cost at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Matilda at the Cambridge. Cool theater, absolutely stunning seven dials area! My favorite spot in London! Great for families;)

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice theatre, excellent play a good adaptation. Staff helpful, bar as always expensive! Tickets also expensive for a midweek matinee.

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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