32 Earlham Street, London WC2 9HU
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
About The Cambridge Theatre
The Cambridge Theatre is the latest home for the long-running musical show Matilda The Musical that actually began life here in the 1970s.
The Cambridge Theatre was originally built in 1929-39 in an expressionist style with steel, concrete, gold and silver décor. It was refurbished in red in 1950 and adorned with candelabra and chandeliers. There is a circular entrance foyer where you can see bronze friezes of nude figures in exercise poses by sculptor Anthony Gibbons Grinling.
Most performances have short-runs here and the building was even used as a cinema in the late 1930s and again in 1969. Famous shows include Grease (1996) with Shane Ritchie, Jerry Springer 'The Opera' (2003) starring David Soul and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (2005) starring Derren Brown.
OPENED: 4th September 1930
LISTED: Grade II
SEATS: 1,231 on 3 levels
ARCHITECT: Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie