Cambridge Arts Theatre wants your memories

Published: 3 November 2019
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Cambridge Arts Theatre is inviting anyone with memories of the theatre to contribute to its oral history project.

They would like to hear from anyone who has an interesting memory or everyday story of the theatre whether as an audience member, performer, front of house or backstage. The memory does not need to be of an historical or significant event.

This new oral history record of the theatre is part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund project called Behind the Scenes. Sixth-form volunteers, trained by the oral history society, will record (sound only) memories as an informal chat with contributors.

Dave Murphy, chief executive at Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust, said, "we are very excited to hear the memories and experiences of our audiences past and present. We know that the theatre has been a significant part of many people’s lives and our oral history project represents the chance to capture some real hidden history."

The project will capture the history of Cambridge Arts Theatre across its 80 years and will form an important part of the theatre’s archive; there will also be a series of talks and exhibitions based on its archive material.

To contribute to the project, contact Cambridge Arts Theatre.