There is never a dull moment in the historical city of Cambridge. Our royal city has something for everyone. The following information gives just very brief highlights of some the entertainment Cambridge has to offer. Visit our blog for regular updates, details and offers on events, nightlife, activities, festivals and much more happening across Cambridge.
Steeped in history, Cambridge attracts thousands of visitors each year to see the university, the architecture and to hear the tales of the past. Take a sightseeing tour around the city and visit landmarks such as the Round Church, dating from the 1100’s, many of the City’s famous College’s and learn about the role of Cambridge during the English Civil War. Walking Guided Tours of the City can be taken in several languages and really do help you experience all that Cambridge has to offer. Citystay guests should also take advantage of the free punting for an alternative way to see the city.
Cambridge boasts a number of theatres showcasing the best in music, plays and comedy. Here a just a small selection with details of events, ticketing and prices.
Cambridge Arts Theatre – The Cambridge Arts Theatre is home to numerous world-class stage productions. All year round, this is one of Cambridge’s liveliest and most thrilling venues. The Art’s Theatre plays host to a varied programme of drama, dance and music as well as many shows prior to, and direct from London’s West End.
If you’re seeking more stage performances then try the ADC Theatre which is the oldest of the Cambridge University playhouses, showcasing the best in amateur dramatics.
The Corn Exchange is Cambridge’s largest entertainment venue. Presenting over 300 events annually, some of the hottest acts from the world of rock and pop can be seen as well as several musicals, comedians, opera and orchestral events. If you are lucky enough to be staying with Citystay over the Christmas period then try not to miss the annual Christmas Show held at the Corn Exchange.
Live Music and Nightlife
If you are looking for live music and a few drinks of an evening then there are many bars in Cambridge where you will find like-minded people. Enjoy jazz evenings at the suave De Luca Cucina & Bar or world class cocktails and cocktail making classes at La Raza.
Many people choose to begin an evening at one of the many bars along Regent Street before heading to Market Passage to two of Cambridge’s busiest bars, Ta Bouche and Baroosh.
Head up to the rooftop bar at The Varsity to watch the sunset over Cambridge whilst enjoying a glass of wine!
Whilst on a short stay in Cambridge, it is definitely worthwhile visiting one of the many museums in the city. Ranging from Art and Archaeology to Science, Technology and Warfare, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
A broad collection of fine art from world famous artists can be found on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum. Opened 200 years ago in 1816 the original art collection and library at Fitzwilliam was bequeathed to Cambridge University by Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who also gave the funds to house his collection in order to further “the Increase of Learning and other great Objects of that Noble Foundation.”
The Duxford Imperial War Museum is a must for all World War Two and aviation enthusiasts. Part of the Imperial War Museum group, Duxford houses a vast array of memorabilia from WWII with a strong focus on aviation. As an active airfield, Duxford played an important role in major conflicts such as The Battle of Britain.
The University Botanic Gardens showcase some of the world’s most interesting trees, plants and flowers, and are well worth a visit. Since its opening in 1846, the gardens have been an inspiration, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families and a refreshing oasis for all. This heritage-listed Garden has been designed for both year-round interest and seasonal inspiration so, whenever you visit, you will find plants to intrigue and enchant.