Founded in 1936 by John Maynard Keynes, The Arts Theatre is a beautiful 666 seat theatre which stages dance, opera, theatre and panto. It has helped launch the careers of theatrical greats such as Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry. The Cambridge Arts Theatre is best known for its hilarious and lively pantos and has become a much-loved tradition. In previous years The famous Cambridge University Footlights Comedy Club and The Marlowe Society both performed here.
The closest Parking is available at The Grand Arcade and there are plenty of great pubs and restaurants nearby for before and after the show. Most adult tickets can be bought for around £15 from the Box office on St Edward’s Passage. There’s 2 lovely bars (The Maynard and The Stalls Bar) and the theatre also sells programmes, merchandise, ice-cream and snacks. Accessible seating and toilet facilities are available.
You can hear more about The Cambridge Arts Theatre on our FREE Cambridge Walking tour, every day at 11am and 2pm!