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Cambridge Theatre

#270 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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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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Superb family evening of theatre

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... read more

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank sharonwaters22
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank abjb98
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank M M
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.

Thank Gloria M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank ColtonHouse
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely theatre both inside and out. Looked quite small inside but great for view of the stage what ever seat you have. Not obvious however, we had to use maps to find it. Short train journey up from London Victoria, or in walking distance from Charing Cross. In amounts the shops at Covent Garden. Perfect location. Amazing show! Amazing performance... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to see Matilda when it opened in Stratford some 7 years ago and loved it then. However,this London production was in a different league. So impressed with the set,sound,lighting and effects. The musical talent and agility of the cast members was fantastic. We sat in the stalls at the back and had a great view of everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Total different to Dury Lane theatre this was excellent the show was amazing the children loved every minute of the show. Even more so because they could see :-). well done to the sound engineer excellent job you done.

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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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