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Theatres and Cinemas

Cambridge has been the stomping ground of many now-famous actors, presenters and comedians, including Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Sue Perkins, Robert Webb and Emma Thompson, who cut their theatrical teeth performing as part of the renowned Cambridge Footlights comedy troupe, based at the ADC Theatre.

Theatre lovers will not be disappointed with the range of performances on offer, from student theatre to touring and West End shows. Cambridge Corn Exchange features a choice of entertainment, from comedy and music to ballet and classical concerts, and Cambridge Arts Theatre is a lively regional theatre hosting a varied programme. Just a mile out of the city centre, Cambridge Junction also has a regular line up of famous names and boasts a packed programme of club nights, comedy, theatre and dance performances.

Situated in the heart of the Anglia Ruskin University campus, the Mumford Theatre is a university theatre presenting a range of touring professional, local community and student theatre, as well as music events including a series of free lunchtime concerts. With an excellent tiered seating arrangement, the Mumford Theatre is able to boast an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats.

There are two multiplex cinemas in the city, the first, Vue Cinema can be found at The Grafton on the east side of the city and the second is The Light Cinema, which can be found at Cambridge Leisure Park to the south of the city.

To compliment Cambridge's two multiplex cinemas the Arts Picturehouse plays host to The Cambridge Film Festival every September, showing an imaginative mix of films, shorts, documentaries and a children’s film festival, plus the chance to follow the River Cam up to Grantchester Meadows to enjoy open-air cinema under the stars.

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