UK – London – Cambridge Theatre

Dates: 4 September 1930 – present

Situated on Cambridge Circus.
Owned by Really Useful Theatres
Official website:
Capacity: 1500

Recent Productions

  • Matilda (2012 – present)
  • Jerry Springer: The Opera (2003 – transfer from the National Theatre)
  • Our House (28 October 2002 to 16 August 2003)
  • The Beautiful Game (Previews 5 September 2000, Opens 26 September 2000)
  • Fame – The Musical (1995)
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet (1989 – 1992)
  • Peter Pan – The Musical (1987) – Lulu as Peter and George Cole as Captain Hook
  • Chicago (1977)
  • Little Me (1964) – starring Bruce Forsyth
  • Half a Sixpence (1963) – starring Tommy Steele. Harold Fielding production.
  • Billy Liar (1960 – 1962)
  • The Reluctant Debutante (1955)
  • Masquerade (4 September 1930 – ?) – Andre Charlot’s revue, starring Beatrice Lilllie. 
    • The theatre was opened by Bertie Meyer
      Architects: Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie.
      Builders: Gee, Walker & Slater Ltd. 
      Decorative Scheme: Waring & Gillow and their artist S. Chermayeff. 
      Consulting Electrical Engineer: W. S. Veness (of Venreco)


The original stage lighting installation was by manufacturers Venreco, who were based in the 7 Dials area. 

1971 (from The Stage Guide)
Electrics: Strand CDTH board on SL perch. Dimmers – 120; groups – 14 memory pistons. Circuits – FOH 20; Flies 70; Stage dips 24. Socket type 15A BESA.  Total capacity available – 900A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 60A on 1 phase. Follow spots – 2 Stelmar. Footlights installed and cannot be covered. 
Sound: No permanent installation. 

Links to information about equipment at Cambridge Theatre, London over the years

  • CD / System CD (Strand)
  • Documents

    Cambridge Theatre - Arthur Lloyd 
    [External Website]
    From Arthur Lloyd website


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    From the Really Useful Theatres website:
    Following the installation of 8 brand new ladies toilets in 2013, the Cambridge theatre has continued to receive internal renovations this year with works going ahead to upgrade the Stalls bar located in the basement of the theatre.
    Renovations took place during August, a very busy time of the year for the theatre with additional matinees for the school summer holidays, works therefore had to be scheduled around numerous performances and company rehearsals.
    The bar was furnished with brand new bar tops and enhanced lighting all in keeping with the germanic moderne style instilled in the theatre at its creation in the 1930s. Bringing the bar back to the modern day it was equipped with EPOS electrical tills with more serving points than before with the aim to speed up customer service.
    During 2014 the cloakroom was also relocated from the area fondly known as the ‘banana run’ to enable improved circulation of theatre goers on arrival.