Images of items in the archive project

Our Archive

Since 1936, Cambridge Arts Theatre has been bringing world class performing arts to the region. Our archive boasts a bounty of material - correspondence, reviews, photographs, autographs, and posters - providing an unprecedented insight into historic moments and dramatic firsts for the Theatre and the industry. The archive tells our story. 

A digital catalogue of all material in the Cambridge Arts Theatre archive is available here. From 2024, the archive itself will be stored at the new V&A East Storehouse in Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

During our National Lottery-funded heritage project, 'Behind the Scenes', our staff and volunteers chose their favourite treasures from the archive. Take a look at what they picked below:

The preservation and enrichment of our archive was made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players.

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