Children's theatre

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Anglia 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.

See below for more details and to book tickets.

Why The Whales Came

a female performer, on stage, laid across a piece of set, holding a model of a sailboat.

Sunday 15 October, 2.30pm

Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life another enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo.

Suitable for ages 7+

All Tickets: £8.00

Find out more, and book tickets here

The Light Princess

Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm

The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty re-imagined in a brand new ballet by Ballet Cymru featuring music by Catrin Finch

Suitable for ages 6+

All Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)

Find out more, and book tickets here

Leaf By Niggle 

Saturday 18 November, 7.00pm

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts J R R Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with soundtrack by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy.

Suitable for ages 10+

Tickets: £10.50 (£9.00 concessions, £8.00 student/child)

Find out more, and book tickets here

A Christmas Carol

Tuesday 12 December, 7.30pm

Actor John O’Connor faithfully recreates Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story. Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.

Suitable for ages 10+

Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)

Find out more, and book tickets here


Saturday 16 December, 3.00pm & 6.30pm
Sunday 17 December, 11.30am & 3.00pm

Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero Aladdin and boo the evil Abanazar

Suitable for ages 4+

All Tickets: £8.00

Learn more about this event and book tickets by selecting one of the times above.