The Cambridge Theatre opened in 1930. The theatre occupies a triangular site on Seven Dials.
The Cambridge Theatre opened with a production of Masquerade, a revue type show by André Charlot. In 1984, the theatre was renamed "the magic castle of Seven Dials" in the hopes of bringing magic shows to the West End — the scheme ended after a year.
In 1999, the building became part of the Really Useful Group Ltd portfolio of theatres. Andrew Lloyd Webber premiered The Beautiful Game in 2000, with musicals including Chicago and Jerry Springer – The Opera. Matilda opened at the Cambridge Theatre in November 2011.
The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle.
Stalls seating is not affected by the overhang from the Royal Circle.
The Royal Circle is set far back, and with a shallow rake in the seats the audience seated here may feel detached from the action.
The Grand Circle is steeply raked which offers good sightlines.
Matilda The Musical is at the Cambridge Theatre Theatre in London. The Cambridge Theatre is located in Seven Dials. It's close to the Shaftesbury Theatre, the Gillian Lynne Theatre, and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 176, N29, M41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (6mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left 100 metres to a small roundabout where the theatre can be seen.