Menagerie Theatre Company

Menagerie Theatre Company is the leading independent new writing theatre company in the East of England. Based in Cambridge, we have been creating theatre for over twelve years and have a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first class new writing for the stage. We seek out and support talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative new theatre. As well as touring widely, we run workshops, writer development courses and produce the annual Hotbed Festival in Cambridge.

The Ideas Stage

The Ideas Stage is an initiative from Menagerie to develop creative partnerships with universities.  We have produced a diverse range of exciting projects, all of which use theatre to explore the scientific, historical, political and cultural ideas which shape our world. More information

Corporate Training

NEW: Trailer for our Arts Based Training Programme- The EPIC System. Click here.

Menagerie provides training and support for businesses.

Menagerie has joined forces with Arts and Business to offer some of the most powerful training workshops in the marketplace.  Click the link for more information:



Hotbed 2014

The dates for this year’s Hotbed Festival are 10th-13th July. The programme will be announced in May with tickets on sale shortly after.

Want to get involved? We are now accepting entries for our One Page Play Competition.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out last year’s programme and video documentary.

Egusi Soup National Tour

This spring, Menagerie took Janice Okoh’s Egusi Soup on national tour. The tour visited eight venues including Theatre Royal Bury, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse and The Albany. Egusi Soup was met with great critical acclaim and had audiences laughing up and down the country.

Read more about the tour here.


Contacting Menagerie

Tel: 01223 403361

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