Cambridge 2000: Newmarket Road: former Festival Theatre

Description: Newmarket Road: former Festival Theatre
Date built: c1800
Newmarket Road: former Festival Theatre map for Newmarket Road: former Festival Theatre
Date photograph taken: 20 Sep 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

This was originally called the Barnwell Theatre, and has also during its time been called the Theatre Royal. William Wilkins the elder was the original owner. In 1878 the building became a mission hall. Between the Great (First World) War and the Second World War it was again used as a theatre. In 2000 the building was owned by the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, who used the theatre for meditation.

The stage still exists in remarkably good condition.

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