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.

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.

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.


Young Writers Workshop 2017.  

Our 2017 Young Writers’ Workshop concluded last week. The five participants – Rayna Haralambieva, Rachel Tookey, Tom Field, Philip Webb Gregg and Samantha Mann – are now each about to begin writing a piece in response to the question, ‘What country, friends, is this?’.

More on this here.

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

Contact Menagerie

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.