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History of Cambridge Theatre

The Cambridge Theatre has hosted a number of hits – and plenty of stars – throughout the years. Did you know that it’s been a cinema, an opera house and a magic show venue!

By 1950, it underwent a bold redecoration that replaced its elegant gold and silver colour scheme with red painted walls, an elaborate candelabra and sparkling chandeliers. The building was later restored to its original lighting and a softer cream design when it was under new management in 1987. Audrey Hepburn made her stage debut as a chorus girl in 1950, while Tommy Steele, Bruce Forsyth and Ingrid Bergman all appearing on its stage during the 1960s. A similar star-filled run occurred in the 1980s with Joan Collins, Peter O’Toole and Lulu all taking their turns to share the spotlight.

Previous productions at the Cambridge Theatre include Fame, Jerry Springer the Musical and Chicago, however the theatre is currently home to Matilda, which broke records at the Olivier Awards!

Where is Cambridge Theatre

32-34 Earlham Street London WC2H 9HU