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 is coming!!! For a weekend of plays, workshops and events… save the date. Here’s what happened in 2014:


Tickets for Hotbed 2015 will go on sale next month…







Menagerie’s new play, bloominauschwitz, by Richard Fredman is opening  on 14 May at Cambridge Junction before touring the south east and beyond throughout May and June.
This brilliant new script directed by Rachel Aspinwall and performed by Patrick Morris, sees Leopold Bloom explode from the pages of James Joyce’s Ulysses to confront his future.
Tickets have gone on sale for performances in Cambridge, Colchester, Norwich, Oxford, Brighton, and London.

Promotional film





Contacting Menagerie

Tel: 01223 403361

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