Frequently Asked Questions
We hope that Camdram is easy to use, but sometimes our users have a few questions. We've put some answers to our most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that hasn't been answered below, then you can contact us.
My name has been misspelt, can you change it?
Details on Camdram are all added by our users. For most shows it's either the producer or director who adds this information: please contact them if you want something changing.
I'm listed under two different names, what do I do?
That one's easy, just let us know which entries are duplicates and we'll sort that for you.
I'm on a society committee, how do I edit the society's page on Camdram?
Logged-in Camdram users can be given special rights to control a society's page, and to authorise submitted show listings that are produced by that society. These rights can be passed on from user to user; if you don't have them and you think you should, speak to others on your committee or the outgoing committee as one or more of them should have the rights.
Can my society be added to Camdram?
Probably, yes. We're not trying to be exclusive - just ask us. As well as being on the main list of societies, this will allow people to choose your society when creating new shows.
My event isn't a play, is it suitable for Camdram?
Camdram was created to support student theatre in Cambridge. That is still our core focus, but we recognise that there are quite a few related activities that can also benefit from what Camdram offers. As a general rule, we're OK with listings for any events that would be of significant interest to somebody who's on this site expecting to see Cambridge student theatre events.
So, student theatre organised by Cambridge societies for performance elsewhere is fine (e.g. tours and theatre festivals), and we welcome non-student societies in the Cambridge area provided students are welcome to participate.
Cambridge-based non-theatre events that need similarly-skilled people involved are also OK. For example short films and radio plays still need actors and directors, and usually also a producer whose role is similar to in theatre, plus perhaps technicians and other "backstage" roles with a lot of cross-over from theatre.
Because of the site's history, some things are set up very specifically for standard theatre shows, for example the way we ask for "show dates". We hope to adapt Camdram in the future to make it easier to list non-shows; for now, if you're listing a non-show event please just enter something meaningful in the date fields (for example first screening or broadcast date).
If in doubt about whether your event is suitable, please contact us to discuss it.
Can I buy tickets for your show?
Camdram is not directly involved with any of the shows we list. Tickets can usually be bought from the performance venue. Some of the most commonly used venues for student shows are listed below:
I've written a fantastic new play, would you like to buy the rights?
Sounds great! Since Camdram provides show listings only, you may wish to contact one of a number of groups that support new writing in Cambridge.
- WRiTEON regularly perform new writing in Cambridge.
- Menagerie Theatre Company supports new writing through workshops and courses.
- The Marlowe Society's The Other Prize is dedicated to new student writing.
- The ADC Theatre has a dedicated scheme to support new student writing.