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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

Department of Music and Performing Arts
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
ADeC – Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire
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 – Cambridge theatres, hotels and tourist information