Cambridge Theatre

Seven Dials
32-34 Earlham Street

The Cambridge Theatre opened in 1930 on Seven Dials in the London borough of Camden. It was designed by Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie and is remarkable for its use of clean lines and elegant shapes, as well as bronze friezes by Anthony Gibbons Grinling. The theatre was used as a cinema for a brief period in 1969, but has otherwise been used to show live theatrical performances. It hosted the London premiere of Chicago in 1979 before hosting its revival for 5 years from 2006. Other notable past performances include Grease from 1996 until 1999, and the controversial Jerry Springer – the Opera from 2003 until 2005.

What’s On

The production of Matilda the Musical has been showing at The Cambridge since 2011, and is taking bookings through 2013.


Cambridge Theatre is located on Seven Dials, Earlham Street which is a short walk from Covent Garden tube station. Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line, and the walk to the theatre should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.

Cambridge Theatre is located in the heart of theatreland, surrounded by the endless cafes, restaurants, little boutiques, cobbled streets and markets that make up Covent Garden. There are numerous hotels near Cambridge Theatre London such as the 4-star 18th Century hotel, Hazlitts London, where traditional guestrooms are beautifully and individually decorated with antique furniture and oil paintings. Free wireless internet access is available for lovers of technology.


The Cambridge Theatre holds 1,231 people on three different levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle. Stalls are located on the ground floor, with the Dress Circle on level 1 and the Upper Circle on level 2. Have a look at the seating chart on the right to help you decide where to book.

Tips for Visiting the Cambridge Theatre

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  1. The ends of each row near the back of the stalls offer a slightly restricted view despite not being marked as such, so it’s best to sit centrally whenever possible.
  2. There are bars on each level, with the bar on the ground floor being the busiest, particularly before the show.
  3. There are male and female toilets on each level
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4 thoughts on “Cambridge Theatre

  1. vincent chiang

    Is there any dress code to see the evening Show?
    I had purchased ticket on 9th Aug for Chicago Show.

    1. Olivia

      Hi Vincent – don’t worry, there is no dress code to see Chicago, you can wear whatever you want!

  2. Robbie

    In many theatres people worry about seats at the rear of the Stalls but in this theatre it really doesn’t matter. Unlike older venues the Dress Circle doesn’t overhang the Stalls significantly, instead it is set back above it. This means that the rear stalls actually give a great view of the stage, and are quite elevated so are worth the money! 

  3. Denise.G

    I bought a discounted ticket for the front of the Upper Circle and was a bit worried as I came all the way from the North to see the show and was worried I wouldn’t be able to see. I was a little far back but could see over the audience’s heads so it was a great birthday after all! 


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