Oral Histories

Listen to opinions, memories, and experiences of Cambridge Arts Theatre, shared by some of the people who know us best…

If you are interested in recording an Oral History and are willing to be interviewed, please contact Katherine Moar kmoar@cambridgeartstheatre.com

Brian Mitchell

A front of house volunteer and lifelong supporter of the arts praises the unique atmosphere of live theatre and celebrates diversity on and off the stage…

Kat Collins

A trip to the theatre offers us all a shared, emotional experience. When a group of school children see Cinderella transform, from rags into a beautiful ballgown, it brings a tear to the eye of the Theatre’s Head of Sales and Marketing…

Hugh Mellor

The late Hugh Mellor, a trusted supporter, friend, and British philosopher, takes us through various relationships he had with the theatre. From attending as an audience member, to acting alongside some familiar names and supporting fundraising efforts to evolve the Arts Theatre…

Stephen Walton

Former Chief Executive of Cambridge Arts Theatre Stephen Walton reflects on his career before and after taking the reins in 1990.

David Charters

Local businessman and previous Board Member David Charters’ relationship with Cambridge Arts Theatre spans decades. Leading the community fundraising campaign for the capital campaign of the 1990s was just one of his contributions to the success of the Theatre.

Rupert Christiansen

Arriving for a college interview aged 17, Christiansen’s first trip to the Arts Theatre represented all the freedom and possibility of starting his new life in Cambridge. Over forty years later he sits on the Theatre’s board…

Tim Cribb

The Arts Theatre’s stage was flooded with a mysterious liquid, was it blood? Or wine? The Senior Treasurer of The Marlowe Society reflects on the creative successes of the society’s partnership with Cambridge Arts Theatre…

Nicky Hupe

The Theatre marketing team had worked for years to get the pantomime cast involved in the Cambridge Christmas Lights Switch-On without success, eventually they took things into their own hands…

Roger Mander

A well-known face at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Stage Door Keeper of 14 years Roger Mander remembers a lifetime dedicated to the arts.

Tanya McCallin

After a long night and countless hours building set on stage, the Technical team and Cambridge University students needed rest… the curtain was lowered and they all caught forty winks enveloped inside.

Andy Swarbrick

A seasoned board member explains the nature of the role of the board at the Theatre and discusses some recent and forthcoming projects…