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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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Show is fantastic, theatre good

The show itself is incredible- really loved it. The theatre is good. It gets really packed in the corridors and there's not much room in the seats. Spent most of the show with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect place to enjoy a show - currently, and presumably for a while, Matilda - in the West End. It has been changed in subtle ways suit the show by having a school theme and is very grand inside with comfortable seating.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The show itself is incredible- really loved it. The theatre is good. It gets really packed in the corridors and there's not much room in the seats. Spent most of the show with personal space invaded by persons sat either side of us. Staff are friendly though and bar isn't to over priced. In convenient location.

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Royton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a friend to watch the fantastic Matilda. We were very fortunate that we got day tickets which were priced at £5! Although we were in tune upper circle, we could still see everything and felt part of the show. If you would like to seethe fab show, the office opens at 11am, so get down there and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly entertaining show.We were amazed at the superb performance from the young cast.Would recommend anyone to see. Hugely entertaining.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased tickets to see Matilda on 30/12/16. Due to severe fog disruption at Heathrow our early morning flight from Belfast to London was delayed by 10 hours resulting in us missing the show. I did phone 'SEE tickets" at around 3pm to advise we would not make the show and to ask if they could resell the tickets. (cost... More 

Thank Hilary L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The performance of Maulds the Musical was fantastic. Started and ran to time. People who tried to use cameras/phones were repremanded. The performers were all excellent. The lighting and sound fantastic although more warning should be given about strobing. The seats are very comfortable with a good view of the stage but if you have any mobility issues only the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree with one of the posters on here, this young lad part of the staff came to us and said that my kids have been loud. My kids interacted and cheered appropriately and when the rest of the people were doing it too. He ruined the vibe. We were lucky enough to be near the toilets, so we were... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the heart of Convert Gardens. Easy to get to by the tube. Staff friendly and venue well organised. I booked our tickets whilst in Australia before arriving in the U.K. Tickets were collected from box office without any hassle at all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a good start, the child behind us ran out of the theater when the first act came on. The problem was that the children on the stage were shouting, many of the words could not be understood and the initial reaction was its 'loud'. However as the action moved on the story came to life and it proved to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before Matilda, (and before kids) we were already huge fans of you and your stand up. Finally, they twins reach the ripe old age of 7 and our daughter 6, knowing the story inside out, we ready ourselves for Matilda The Musical! Every part as great as expected, BUT!!!!! We were put off by a young female steward in particular... 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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