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Cambridge Theatre

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Covent Garden
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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2H 9HU, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652

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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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Motown the Musical

Great show...if you love Motown music, you'll love this...fantastic voices! The only downer to the evening was that when we came out of the show at 10.15pm it was hard to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely time from the start. Picking up our tickets, we had great seats up in the Dress circle with a good view of the stage. Excellent show. All the cast were brilliant X Loved our trip here X

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see Matilda at this theatre. We had seats upstairs and had to climb many steps to get to our seats. The theatre is built on a corner so it angles out to the stage. Our seats were a little scary as one was so high and felt one was going to topple on to the stage. Fascinating,... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister bought me tickets to see Matilda last year! We both really enjoyed it & was singing along to it. I would suggest only going if you've seen the movie though as it's very relatable to that. It's suitable for all ages! Your not allowed to take pictures though as it'll put the actors off. There's lots of eateries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great show...if you love Motown music, you'll love this...fantastic voices! The only downer to the evening was that when we came out of the show at 10.15pm it was hard to find somewhere to have dinner. Would have thought London was more cosmopolitan than that! My suggestion is to do your research and book somewhere prior to going to any... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 8 year old to see Matilda here and she was riveted. The quality of the children's acting was astonishing and there were some clever theatrical tricks (eg how it appeared that a little girl was swung round by her blond plaits). Stage set was excellent and some amusing extensions of the themes carried over into the bar.... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A multi level Theatre that fits many; we were in the Upper Circle and that is high and you look down at a sharp angle. Probably fine for most but unnerving for me as I am afraid of heights so it was uncomfortable for me the whole time. Matilda actors are mostly children and they were exceptional. Noises and lights... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with 12, 10 year olds on a Birthday trip Its was an excellent show and all the girls loved it .The staff were really helpful and the show was excellent from start to finish a must see The seats were expensive but a perfect view

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Blaxland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, having a pre-dinner drink nearby. However, the theatre itself was tired and in desperate need of a renovation. Our first thoughts when sitting down were "where is the fire escape if we need it". Easily accessible from the London Underground.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great show from start to finish,every actor played there part so well,it is well worth the money,brilliant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic show, staff were all friendly only problem was the doors were open and the auditorium wasn't and the area around the bar and shop became crowded. Also staff aloud latecomers into there seat during the performance which disrupted the show for the rest of the audience and a woman and her son kept moving seats during the performance... More 

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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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