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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, 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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What an excellent show! Staff at The Cambridge where very helpful but the show is a don't miss. The cast are brilliant, especially Mr Wormwood, Miss Trunchball and of course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an excellent show! Staff at The Cambridge where very helpful but the show is a don't miss. The cast are brilliant, especially Mr Wormwood, Miss Trunchball and of course, Matilda. Prices were very good and the view was excellent from the upper circle.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here to see Matilda on a Saturday night and as expected the theatre was full! The theatre is small and intimate compared to some of the larger west end theatres but it was a nice atmosphere. We were seating in stalls row A seats 9&10 - we were worried that our necks would be killing from being so close;... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolute fabulous evening of entertainment, great musical for children and adults alike. The staff were helpful and friendly, the set was amazing and all the actors were greatly talented.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see Matilda here. Very enjoyable show. We sat in Row B seats 19 and 20 in the Grand Circle. If you have an adult in front of you who sits up straight it would be a great view unfortunately i had a boy of about 8 who would not sit at peace and he leaned forward on the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the theatre to see Matilda. Great show ! The theatre is in a great location too, it stand on a corner of a small circle of other building with a monument in the middle of the road. The foyer wasn't to big and got a little cramped, but once in theatre it was great. Ordered wine for the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this theatre to enjoy the excellent show, 'Matilda'. Our tickets were for right up 'in the Gods' and afforded a good view of the stage However it is worth mentioning that if you suffer from vertigo this could be a problem as there are no handrails to help you up the rather steep steps. Overall a good experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Matilda was outstanding. We had some issues with picking up the tickets we had prepurchased. The ticket agent was extremely helpful and took care of the problem for us. We arrived early and had to wait in the downstairs bar area. There was not enough seating to accommodate everyone waiting to see the show and it was very warm. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I was not expecting this one ! My daughter booked this for me on a recommendation from work colleagues,and I was not expecting much as not a big fan of musicals. Greatly surprised at how amazing it was. Although it's a kid's story Roald Dahl has the ability to make his stories appeal to adults, and appeal it did. Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Watched Matilda. The theatre is small and intimate and even from row O in the stalls you are not far away and the sound is spot on. Pre show drinks in the bar are expectedly expensive but it is spacious 1/2 hr before curtain up. The toilets were clean and plentiful. Unusual for such a small place. Loved the whole... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Came here to watch Matilda (which was a great show) but the amount of space you have in your seat compared to other theatres is great. You get loads more leg room and also loads of space at the bar.

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