Close to Covent Garden station, the Cambridge Theatre is one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End. It was built for Bertie Mayer and occupies a triangular site which gives it an appearance which gives it an atypical appearance for a West End theatre.
The theatre opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.
The theatre has striking interior design. The circular entrance foyer has a bronze frieze depicting nude figures. This is continued into the main foyer which has similar figures on the pillars. These details contributed towards the theatre being awarded Grade II listing by English Heritage in 1999.
The Cambridge Theatre is currently home to the Royal Shakespeare’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.