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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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Hosted Matilda - Amazing

Sitting on the Main Floor, there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The theater workers were a bit shove-offish, but the shop clerks were nice. It's a beautiful theater, decorated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thua L

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How do they do it?? The children in this musical where amazing. Good seats and attentive staff made it very comfortable and easy to just get on with watching these brilliant little stars do there thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the Main Floor, there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The theater workers were a bit shove-offish, but the shop clerks were nice. It's a beautiful theater, decorated even better for Matilda.

Thank Thua L
Woking, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As much as the play was excellent however the facilities at this location are really poor. Cramped toilets, overcrowded waiting rooms and drinks & food largely over priced considering everything else we had to put up with.

Thank Joanna B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous show. The juvenile team worked their socks off being on stage most of the time. The set is very well used. Can't believe how desks and such like just appear from the stage floor This was a birthday weekend with the treat of seeing this show and this topped of a fantastic trip

Thank thethreejayes
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice theatre, like most in the west end. The space is cosy. The theatre is easy to find, just head for Seven Dials.

Thank Kathryn B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, and we're blown away. I bought the tickets for a friend for christmas and I was worried about the view as the tickets were in the cheap seats. We could see everything perfectly from our seats L22 & 23. Occasionally we needed to lean forward if the actors came to the very front... More 

Thank Rebecca W
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Matilda the musical at the Cambridge Theatre which while quite small, affords an intimate theatre experience. If you arrive early, beware since the foyer can be very crowded.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic show not to be missed. Seats are a little pricey and facilities (toilets and bar area) could do with some improvement but overall a great memory aided by a strong and funny performance.

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Moranbah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cosy old theatre that would have been very grand in its day. If you buy tickets online, I would definitely recommend picking them up at least an hour before the show as the small foyer can get very crowded. If you are visiting with children, I would also recommend picking up one (or even two) of the... More 

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

Review is for the theatre rather than the show we saw (Matilda), we sat in the upper circle but by no means had the cheapest tickets, yet we missed anything that happened towards the front of the stage due to the lay-out. Not a major issue with the show we saw but a nuisance none the less. The entire theatre... More 

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