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 fifteen 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:
Read Paul’s Blog on Theatre and Training HERE



Hotbed 2015

Thurs 9 – Sun 12 July

This Autumn, we have been working on plans for Hotbed 2015, developing new ideas with writers, directors and performers.

In March 2015, we’ll have a public preview of Hotbed artists with an event at Cambridge Junction. If you are writer there will be opportunities to submit ideas the March development.

Menagerie’s Young Writers’ Workshop returns in 2015

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:

Swimming by Jane Upton: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Menagerie returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Summer 2014 with new writing from critically acclaimed playwright Jane Upton. Read REVIEWS and more here.





bloominauschwitz on tour 2015

Menagerie has commissioned a new piece about identity, memory and our ties to history.  We are proud to announce that it will open at our home venue, Cambridge Junction, on May 14th2015 before heading off on dates around the UK and abroad.

Promotional film / flyer

More info

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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