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“Our favourite theatre : West End production in Cambridge”

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Ranked #28 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the finest Regional Theatres in the UK.
Hertfordshire , Uk
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94 reviews
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“Our favourite theatre : West End production in Cambridge”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We visit this theatre about 4 or 5 times a year. It has a excellent programme that includes productions that are on tour prior to transfer to the West End. We saw Lenny Henry in Fences this week -a great production with an excellent cast. We booked a little late for this production so we had a slightly restricted choice of seats. We decided to take the plunge and get the top price stalls at £30 each. We were on the end of row B which has an unobstructed view of the stage.We were extremely pleased with these seats. We were only about 10 feet from Lenny Henry at some points of the production.
We usually book on line and there is a good seating plan. It is best to book ahead as the regulars book their favourite seats early. It is a small theatre so you are never far from the stage. We sometimes book the back row of the stalls so that my wife, who is not very tall, can use one of booster cushions provided.
There is a £2.50 per seat booking fee which goes to the theatre to help with the running costs since this is more effective than adding it to the face value of the tickets when the theatre only gets a small percentage of the ticket price. Tickets are available from £15.
It is our favourite theatre even though it is about 30 miles from home.If we go to the matinee performance, we use the park and ride whereas in the evenings we park in the Grand Arcade when there is a flat fee to park.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“London west end in Cambridge”
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

A local institution that serves up some of the best theatre to a discerning crowd. Most laid back informal garb you can imagine.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great local theatre”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This is a wonderful little theatre. We get a lot of the London plays on our doorstep for a reasonable price.

Visited April 2013
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“Lovely theatre”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Have been on many occasions and always enjoy it. Varied programme. Recommended. This is very local to us.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We saw a fairly new play here last week: "Maurice's Jubilee" by Nicola McAuliffe who also starred in it, with Julian Glover. They were both excellent. This is a modern theatre. We had booked online before our trip to Cambridge and the seats had a slightly restricted view as the theatre set didn't take up the whole stage and we were at the side, but we managed to move over to the centre during the interval, in to some empty seats.

Visited April 2013
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