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.

Trumpington Voices

A Public Art project featuring theatre!  A verbatim play drawn from ongoing interviews with residents old and new in the ever-changing Trumpington area of Cambridge.  We’re currently seeking Trumpington locals to act in the play.  Could that be you?  If so, click here.  Trumpington Voices is a collaboration with Clay Farm Community Centre and loads of people in Trumpington!

Forum Theatre – The Great Austerity Debate!

This Ideas Stage project involved audiences in burning questions about austerity.  The late-2016 tour brought us to a church hall, a community centre, a former miners’ reading room, two universities and a trade union headquarters in different parts of the country.  It goes on the road again in March 2018.

HERE’s a short film about the project and HERE’s a blog from one of our shows.

For full details or go to our Ideas Stage page.


Community Project   

Our 2017 community project is a collaboration with Abbey People, here in Cambridge.  It’s “A Piece of Cake”, a weekly drama workshop for young mums in Abbey.  Led by Caroline Rippin, the workshops run from May to December, with performance and participation opportunities at different points along the way. For more information please email Patrick Morris on


The Ideas Stage

The Ideas Stage is an initiative from Menagerie to develop creative partnerships with universities. Projects use theatre to explore the scientific, historical, political and cultural ideas which shape our world. More information

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Tel: 01223 403361

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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.