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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: +44 844 412 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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We had great seats for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. An excellent show and certainly worth seeing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Edwin F
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very efficient and helpful staff. Got us our tickets and to our seats in quick time so we didn't miss the start. Lots of smiling faces work here, thank you for a great experience.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great seats for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre. An excellent show and certainly worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic show, would recommend to anyone and all ages. Brilliant production and the cast for Matilda was great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very nice theatre with a warm feeling. Staff were very helpful. We thought Matilda was great and enjoyed it from start to finish. The cast are excellent every single one of them. We thoroughly enjoy the performance. We went for an afternoon matinee and could only warn that there will be a lot of children but considering it is... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A nice theatre and a stunning show - would highly recommend anyone to go and see Matilda - just beware that there will be disruption with lots of people with kids going in and out for toilet breaks!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved it not much else to say. This is a great show to take the family too. The only thing I would add is that the cost of ice cream and drink is a big OTT.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My daughter is 10 and this was her first West-End Show and I am so glad she chose Matilda. All actors and the performance was fantastic, she definitely has the bug now to see another show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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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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