Arts venues in Cambridge

When it comes to arts, and culture, you're spoilt for choice in Cambridge. As well as the Mumford Theatre, there's a huge range of arts venues, theatre groups and festivals. Details below.

Anglia Ruskin University

School of Performance
Ruskin Gallery
Anglia Ruskin Arts Council

Other arts venues in Cambridge

ADC Theatre – Cambridge University's playhouse
Cambridge Arts Theatre – Cambridge's principal theatre
Cambridge Corn Exchange – arts and entertainment venue
The Junction – offers an eclectic programme of live music, club events, comedy, theatre, dance and digital art
West Road Concert Hall – concert hall (Faculty of Music, Cambridge University)

Local amateur groups and classes

Bawds – am/dram company
Cambridge Community Circus – circus skills
Cambridge Operatic Society – amateur singers
Combined Actors of Cambridge – am/dram company
Festival Players – am/dram company producing musical theatre
in situ: – a professionally-run theatre company, working with a large number of non-professional collaborators
Penguin Club – backstage support for amateur theatre in the Cambridge area
Pied Pipers Musical Theatre Club – local am/dram company producing musical theatre
Stagecoach – Cambridge division of the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School
WRiTEON – stages rehearsed readings of new drama, enabling writers to develop their work and offering actors and directors opportunities to bring new material to life
Young Actors Company – local theatre company for five to 18-year-olds, also acts as an agent for its members

Arts organisations

The Academy of Ancient Music – internationally renowned chamber orchestra playing on period instruments, based in Cambridge
Access Arts – online workshops and arts educational activities
Arts Council England, South East – Arts Council regional office
Britten Sinfonia – professional orchestra based in Cambridge
Dance East – The National Dance Agency for the East of England – information and guidance on working in the live music and theatre industries
Hoipolloi – physical theatre company
in situ: – a professionally-run theatre company, working with a large number of non-professional collaborators
Menagerie Theatre

Museums and galleries

Byard Art – a contemporary art gallery in central Cambridge
Cambridge and County Folk Museum – life since 1700
Fitzwilliam Museum – the art museum of Cambridge University
Kettle's Yard Gallery – contemporary art gallery and department of Cambridge University
Wysing Arts – arts centre set in eleven acres in South Cambridgeshire

Festivals and clubs

Cambridge Film Festival – annual event: one of the UK's longest-running film festivals
Cambridge Music Festival – annual music festival based on a framework of music, education and technology - three areas for which Cambridge is renowned worldwide
Cambridge Modern Jazz Club – promoting jazz in Cambridge
Hotbed Festival – Cambridge's New Writing Theatre Festival


Cambridge Arts Picturehouse – presents a programme of mainstream, art house and specialist films
Cineworld – multiplex presenting a range of mainstream films
Vue Cinema – multiplex presenting a range of mainstream films

Listings and tourist information

CityView – your guide to what's on in Cambridge – searchable database of clubs, societies and events in Cambridgeshire
South Cambs District Council – events in South Cambridgeshire
Visit Cambridge – official tourist information website for Cambridge