Cambridge Lifestyle

The Best Places to See Live Entertainment in Cambridge

by stephaniehiggins
20 May 2018 · 2 min read

Cambridge is known worldwide for its rich history and beautiful architecture but not many people are aware of the vibrant live entertainment venues that can be found dotted throughout the city.

Whether you’re looking for live music, drama or comedy, there are plenty of venues and bars in Cambridge where you can see great performances while staying the Tamburlaine Hotel. We’ve put together some of our favourite spots so you can plan your itinerary.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wheeler Street, Cambridge

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is the place to be if you’re planning a night out while staying at our hotels in Cambridge. The beautiful concert hall was opened over 150 years ago and has provided a stage to some of the world’s best performers ever since. The venue has a busy calendar in 2018 which is packed full of exciting performances and events that the whole family will love. From live gigs and music performances to child-friendly events from some of your kids’ favourite characters, there’s plenty to see during your time at the Tamburlaine.

The Portland Arms

Chesterton Road, Cambridge

One of the best things about spending time in Cambridge is knowing that you’re surrounded by centuries of history. The Portland Arms is a perfect example of the welcoming nature of the city. Not only will you find great food and a warm atmosphere, you’ll also get a chance to see some of the country’s best upcoming music stars. The venue is the perfect place to spend a night out in Cambridge if you’re a lover of music. Over the years, a number of bands and artists have performed at the Portland Arms so be sure to check it out.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge

As one of the leading educational institutions in the world, the University of Cambridge has been home to some of the most famous actors of recent times. Big names like Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are both university alumni and were once aspiring performers at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. If you want to experience the magic of live theatre in Cambridge, be sure to add this iconic venue to your itinerary during your next trip to the city. There are plenty of upcoming events so get your tickets while you can.

Cambridge Junction

Clifton Way, Cambridge

This lively venue is a perfect place for a group of friends or a family. The Cambridge Junction has an electric atmosphere and is renowned for putting on some of the best shows in the city. More than just a place to hear live music, the venue showcases a diverse range of talented performers including dancers, actors and comedians. Whether you’re in need of a laugh or you want to throw up some shapes and dance the night away, the Cambridge Junction has plenty of upcoming events that will keep you entertained night after night.