For all of you night owls who want a few fun ideas of things to do by night in Cambridge then look no further, we have some great things going on in the  city and the Things To Do In Cambridge team has of course tried and tested everything…..we hope you enjoy our little selection.

1 Ghost Walking Tours

2 Theatre

3 Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

4 Outdoor Cinema

5 Live Music Venues

6  Cocktail Making Classes

7  Nightclubs

8 Cambridge Wine School

9 Thirsty Outdoor Beer Garden

10 Escape Rooms

1 Ghost Walking Tours

Discover the dark side of Cambridge, take a tour down dark back alleys, see ancient churchyards and learn all about the ghoulish goings on in some of the Cities oldest buildings. Tours are between 1 hour 30 mins to 1 hour 45 mins. A great thing to do by night…if you dare!!!!

Black Shuck Cambridge Ghost Tour

Oxbridge Walking Tours

Or combine your walking tour with a punting trip afterwards for more spooky tales from along the Cam.


Punting Cambridge

2 Theatre’s

There are a great variety of theatre’s in Cambridge, offering something for everyone.

Corn Exchange

Set in the City centre, this historical venue offers everything from music concerts, musicals, comedy, opera and ballet. Seating over 1800 people and offering up to 300 different shows a year, there really is something for all the family here. A real favorite with Things To Do In Cambridge.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Attracting some of the highest quality touring companies in the country, The Arts offers a mix of drama, opera, dance and of course its famous Pantomime in December and January… one not to be missed!


This small theatre  is a department of The University and is home to Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, along with other drama societies. During team time, there are normally two shows a night, one at 7.45 pm then 11 pm. Outside term time, the theatre holds one show a week.

Mumford Theatre

Part of Anglia Ruskin University, this cozy theatre presents a range of touring professional, local community and student theatre, as well as music events, such as a free Friday lunchtime concert.

Cambridge Junction

A lively music and arts venue exploring contemporary performance, popular culture, creative learning that is up and coming with a youthful edge. it has 3 performance spaces

Junction 1 – Live music venue which also hosts comedy and club nights

Junction 2 & 3 – Theatre, dance music and comedy.

Corpus Playroom

Part of Corpus Christi College, this intimate studio encourages productions from new writers.

3 Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

This popular outdoor summer festival runs in July and August and is set in various college gardens throughout the city. The performers are in full costume and use minimal props and lighting, the show starts at dusk, thereby creating a truly atmospheric and unique performance.  The Things To Do In Cambridge team love to take a picnic and really make it a special evening.

4 Outdoor Cinemas

During the Summer months various venues throughout Cambridge offer outdoor cinemas, the most popular being Grantchester  Meadows, but they are popping up all over the place so do check Visit Cambridge for dates and venues.

5 Live Music Venues

You will always find some live music going on somewhere in the city, there is something for everyone whatever your choice.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Large venue set in the city centre, great for concerts.

Cambridge Junction

Three concert halls all offering something totally different, it does attract some big names but can be quite arty and progressive as well.

West Road Concert Hall

One of Cambridge’s premier music for classical music, the venue has superb acoustic qualities and is home to the University Music School.

Mumford Theatre

Part of Anglia Ruskin University, small but perfectly formed, this intimate venue puts on free concerts on a Friday lunchtime and holds other music concerts as well.

La Raza

A must for things to do at night is visit La Raza,  a lively Tapas restaurant which showcases local bands, with two resident house bands who really rock the crowd, a great place for a meal and music.


Another super venue for a meal and music, the food is rustic, global cuisine…as well as live music and open mike nights there are also poetry readings, cinema nights and art exhibitions, in a really friendly, relaxed environment. A Things To Do In Cambridge thumbs up.

Pubs in the City with live music

The Portland Arms

Flying Pig  see Facebook page

The Alma

The Earl of Beaconsfield

The Geldart

The Boathouse

The Blue Moon

Hidden Rooms

The Snug Bar Lensfield Road

Da Luca

Very buzzy family run Italian restaurant, cocktail bar and piano bar, good for a sing along.

Hidden Rooms

You can find the Hidden Rooms in a former Victorian Roman Bath, its a very grand building and this basement bar is a great place for cocktails and live music.

6 Cocktail Making Classes

A Things To Do In Cambridge must…Cocktail Making …..what could be more fun than to spend an afternoon/evening with an expert mixologist showing you how to mix cocktails like a pro.

Hidden Rooms

All Bar One



Lola Lo

7 Nightclubs

If dancing the night away is more your style, the city has various clubs with different vibes to suit all


Cambridge’s largest club, featuring DJ’s, VIP booths and cocktails.


Modern club with boutique styling, large dance floor plus VIP booths and cocktail bar.

Fez Club

A Moroccan styled club, hosting top DJ’s…..very easy going, fun venue. Also hosts themed evenings during the week.

The Q Club see Facebook page

Open Friday and Saturday evenings for dancing, drinks or just chilling with themed music nights.

Lola Lo

Be transported to a tropical South Pacific paradise in this Tiki bar. Booths, cocktails and dancing and it also boosts a rooftop terrace to sip your cocktails on a balmy summers evening.

USC Cambridge Club Salsa

Fancy something a bit different and fun, then go and join a Salsa class – these are drop in need to book and they welcome any level of dancer, even complete beginners as there are teachers on hand to guide you through all the hip swinging and swaying. They also hold regular events with DJ’s…. a fun things to do by night.


By day this offers a relaxed dining service with rooftop bar… night it transforms into a club with resident DJ, club room and Vodka Bar.

8 Cambridge Wine School

This wine school offers you anything from introduction to wine right up to wine qualifications…its loads of fun and is set in a relaxed atmosphere.  Check out their events which include evening tasters with dinner, cheese and wine tasting, champagne sipping…….make new discoveries, taste some great wine.

9 Thirsty Outdoor Bar

Open during the summer months. this open air German style Biergarten is set in the grounds of The Museum of Technology by the River Cam. Its open Friday,Saturday and Sundays from lunchtime through to the evenings and offers a good selection of beers, ciders and other goodies to drink. Food trucks put in an appearance everyday and these change daily offering a great variety of global food and there is sometimes an open air cinema….good, lively atmosphere…Things To Do In Cambridge love to stop here for a swift half on the way home.

10 Escape Rooms

60 minutes to solve clues and riddles and escape from a locked room…they do let you out if you don’t solve it in time!!….great fun for all the family.

Lockhouse Escape Rooms

Cambridge Escape Rooms