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:



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.

Contacting Menagerie

Tel: 01223 403361

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 Hotbed 2014

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

Read more here.


One Page Play Competition Winner:

IKEA towels by Harriet Blake

Young Person’s One Page Play Winners:

The Betalpha by Eden Harbud (16-18 category)

Red Snowby Rosie Green (15 and under category)