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Wednesday 15 December 2021

Aladdin Review Round Up!

Last week we enjoyed our annual Press Night... a glittering night of magic, festivity - and pantomime! The critics of Cambridge gathered to decide what they think of this year's show. (Spoiler alert: they loved it!). 

We thought we'd assemble our favourites in a handy blog post, just in case you need further encouragement to join us for our spectacular family show. Be sure to click on the publication names to read or listen to the full reviews.

Friday 10 December 2021


Dear Friends and Supporters, 

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Arts Theatre soon, either to see our spectacular pantomime, Aladdin or to any of the varied and interesting productions after Christmas. 

Following the most recent Government announcement concerning COVID-19, we have made important changes in line with the new Government guidance.

1.    Don’t forget your face covering

Thursday 4 November 2021

Aladdin Cast Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes!

Earlier this week a handful of our sensational Aladdin cast gathered for the annual photoshoot. The camera was ready, costumes were donned and make-up was applied... and we're thrilled with the results! Here's some behind the scenes shots from the day...

Photographer: Richard Hubert Smith
Make-up: Ricky-Lee Hannam-Creak
Costume: Carry On Costumes

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Behind the mask of Emperor Palpatine - Who is Ian McDiarmid?

We are very excited to welcome the incredible Ian McDiarmid to our theatre next week in his own adaptation of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table.  While legendary for his iconic performances as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series, McDiarmid is also an award-winning theatre practitioner both on and off stage and has been dazzling audiences in live theatre for nearly 50 years. To get ready to welcome this legend to our stage, we decided to have a look behind the mask of the ‘Dark Lord of Sith’ and into things you may not have known about Ian McDiarmid.
Friday 17 September 2021

Who were Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel?

All of us at the Arts Theatre are thrilled to welcome Charlie and Stan to our theatre next week. To get ready for the roaringly hilarious portrayals of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, we thought we’d have a look back at what made them the comedy legends we know and love...

The Mirror Maze – The Circus (1928)