Children's theatre

Untitled PageAnglia Ruskin University has a commitment to improving and expanding our community engagement and the Mumford Theatre plays a central role in this.

The Mumford Theatre continues to offer our local community and the families with young children who live around our campus, in Cambridge and the wider region, an exciting range of contemporary and classic children's theatre.

The Mumford Theatre offers the perfect environment for children's theatre. With an excellent tiered seating arrangement, we have an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats - even for little people.

Our children's shows are scheduled for weekends and school holidays when parents are most looking to treat their kids to a theatre experience. We offer productions for a range of ages from 4 years up, but all are great for adults too. We aim to present shows that engage, stimulate the imagination, challenge expectations and entertain.

Due to the physical arrangement of the theatre, and in the interests of other members of the audience, we do not encourage bringing children younger than 3 years old to the theatre.

Click on the images for more details and to book tickets:

three actors, dressed as dinosaurs, strike a pose for the camera

Saturday 29 October, 2.30pm

Flinn is back! Les Petits Theatre Company return to the high seas after their hugely successful and award winning show Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.

Suitable for ages 4+

All Tickets: £7.50

a group of actors, dressed in traditional panto outfits, wave to the camera
Friday 16 December, 7.00pm
Saturday 17 December, 1.30pm & 5.00pm
Sunday 18 December, 11.30am & 3.00pm

Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero Dick Whittington and boo the evil Captain Blood.

Suitable for ages 4-12

All Tickets: £7.50

a collage of pictures taken from Scrooge's Christmas - various actors in middle of performances

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 December, 3.00pm & 7.30pm

Local Cambridge circus artists collaborate with Daniel Cossette (Infusion Physical Theatre) in a unique showcase of skill and prowess, woven into the Dickensian narrative on a soundscape of silence, carols and rock ‘n roll. It’s the timeless search for good-will, in a holiday spectacle to remember.

Suitable for ages 5+

Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 student/child)