Fundraised for and by local people, Cambridge Junction has been the beating heart of the city’s independent cultural scene since 1990. An important part of growing up and going out in and around Cambridge, millions of people have been welcomed here over the last three decades; local bands gave their first professional gigs here, fans heard their favourite musicians first ‘down the Junction’, artists got their big break, and young people have been inspired by something they could not have encountered elsewhere.
Our programming has always been eclectic and diverse, and the opening in 2005 of our theatre and studio (J2 and J3) allowed us to do much more. You can enjoy comedy, dance, theatre, live art and performance that transcends classification here. Our artist development programme helps musicians and artists develop their skills, from sound engineering to writing new work, creating the next generation of artists and creators.
Over the last decade our wide-ranging creative learning programme has grown substantially, particularly working with those with complex needs and who experience barriers to accessing education. These programmes help young people to build confidence, skills and aspirations as well as providing accredited qualifications and pathways into careers in the cultural and creative sectors.
As a charity and social enterprise, Cambridge Junction can only do the work we do with the help of our community and a diversity of supporters. Every ticket sold, every drink bought, and every pound donated makes what we do possible. The generosity of our members, supporters and visitors is vitally important, as are the funds raised from trusts, foundations and public bodies.
We have ambitions to continue developing what we offer our community as the population around Cambridge continues to grow, and need support from people like you, who share our love of music and art, and understand what an important part they play in our lives and communities. If you would like to be part of our story please do get in touch.
Trusts and Foundations