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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of...more
32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2H 9HU, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to a matinee performance at 2pm. Wow ! Everything from the set, to the music, the cast, everything was brilliant. I went with a 7 and 11 yr old, and they loved it ! The children in the cast were amazing ! Very professional,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank skb556
Reviewed 5 days ago

We watched Matilda at the Cambridge theatre, which was a spectacular viewing! Really impressed! The choreography and whole production from start to finish was excellent and was by far one of the best shows I've seen! As a theatre, this place serves it purpose and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mhjones0507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful theatre. Smaller than some others in the West end, but size doesn't matter right? We were here to watch Matilda. 2.30pm start and it started on the dot. Unfortunately we were a few minutes late and could not enter the auditorium until a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Camille7658
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the show. Each scene and every actor was perfect! The show was more than I expected as a fan of the movie. However, my family found the seats less than comfortable and when we used the riser cushions to make them more comfortable the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EGRap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my girlfriend & our 6 respective children.View from upper circle was ok , seats were not an issue for us. I found the show fairly boring tbh as did the rest of my clan bar the 2 ten year olds. Nobody had an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Matilda was brilliant, funny and worth going if you have children. The only let down is how old and tired the place looked. It’s really run down and the toilets were awful, every single toilet did not flush so you can only imagine what it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sofia66L
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

For all Roald Dahl fans everywhere. Good fun with plenty of talent. Keeps to the book well. A great show for all ages whether young or just young at heart.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danbX3166XJ
Reviewed 8 January 2019

The show was amazing, the children were outstanding, and the story line, the set, was brilliant. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsY082022016
Reviewed 26 December 2018

I couldn't move my eyes from the scene. Music is great, acting very nice, music great! I recommend! I specially liked that i met very interesting people there, actors and interesting is that my friends ad I were of very different age (18-57) and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markmoris999
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Went to see Isabelle Hubble play Matilda in London last month she was fantastic I had tears in my eyes when the show ended. The whole show was fabulous quite noisy but all the kids in the audience loved it. I want to go and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Covent Garden
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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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5 December 2018|
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Response from A-Sey12 | Reviewed this property |
We were situated in the upper stalls front row, the boxes were directly below either side & they looked like they'd be a very good viewpoint from where we were sat.
Carol R
21 July 2018|
Response from rabbithat362 | Reviewed this property |
I can’t say for use but the rows are slanted and the theatre isn’t as big as some. The box office were really helpful with questions when I booked.
29 June 2018|
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Response from anetj62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Arlen S- should have read your query more carefully!! My reply was for my recent trip to the Victoria Palace Theatre!! However, when I went to the Cambridge theatre to see Matilda I found the temperature to be fine.