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 sixteen 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 Arts Based 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:
Read Paul’s Blog on Theatre and Training HERE

We work directly using creativity in business with partner organisations internationally including iNTG in Russia and Creative Kosice in Slovakia.


Hotbed 2015 

The Cambridge Junction

Thurs 9 – Sun 12 July

Hotbed 2015 Commissioning announced!

The Hotbed 2015 commission details for One Act Plays and What’s up Doc? short plays are now available. More information

Let Newton Be! by Craig Baxter

We are reviving Craig Baxter’s play about the life of Isaac Newton as part of Cambridge Science Festival 2015. Performances in Cambridge for Schools and The public are at The Cambridge Junction March 12th.

More info here

Book here


Menagerie’s Young Writers’ Workshop

Now in its 3rd Year, the Young Writers’ Workshop returns to Cambridge Junction. If you are a young writer, burning with ideas and ambition, download:





Tickets on sale for bloominauschwitz!

Menagerie’s new play, bloominauschwitz, is opening  on 14 May at Cambridge Junction before touring the south east and beyond throughout May and June. Tickets have gone on sale for our run at The Warren at Brighton Fringe – you can pick yours up here

Promotional film / flyer

Hotbed 2014

Thank you to all the artists, creatives, audiences and Cambridge Junction for a fantastic Hotbed 2014!

Read more here.


Contacting Menagerie

Tel: 01223 403361

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