European Theatre Group

The Cambridge University European Theatre Group is a self-sufficient, entirely student-run theatrical company, which tours a Shakespeare play around Europe for two and a half weeks every December (and has been doing so for over 50 years now!). It is an ambitious coach-bound operation; a company of 25 or so tour with professional lighting and sound equipment, costumes and an experimental set, enabling us to put on a show absolutely anywhere.

Each year we typically visit twelve venues - ranging from professional theatres, to schools and universities, and even to churches and converted bread-ovens - and travel through five or six countries. In the past, we have performed in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, The Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary, before returning for a homerun in Cambridge the following January.

A typical day on tour doesn't exist! Every single performance is like an opening night as we usually only perform at any given venue for a day, meaning we constantly have to adapt the show, both technically and artistically, to best suit the space we are performing in. However as a rough idea, we leave the previous venue very early in the morning, arriving at the new venue around lunchtime. The entire company then unloads the coach and starts the "get-in", setting up the lighting, sound and set. Whilst the techies finish this, the cast prepare the show for this new stage. Sometimes we then put on a late matinee (and if not, we explore the town), before settling down to dinner followed by the evening show. Once the curtain comes down we rapidly "get-out", reload the coach, and by midnight, head off to stay with a host family!

Over time, ETG has developed a reputation at home and abroad for producing exciting, innovative, experimental and professional interpretations of classic texts, attracting the most ambitious actors, technicians and creative forces from within the university. We provide successive generations of company members and audiences with challenging experiences completely unimaginable elsewhere in British (let alone student) theatre. Have a look at The ETG Experience to get a better idea of what it means to be involved with such a unique and exciting group!

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European Theatre Group posted: Having performed our last European show last night we are looking forward to retuning to the UK for our two shows a…

15th December 2017 10:04am

European Theatre Group posted: Our London shows are less than a week away! Get your tickets now so you don't miss out

11th December 2017 9:03am

European Theatre Group posted: It’s exactly one week until the cast and crew of ETG 2017 set off on tour across Europe! Catch us at our concluding…

26th November 2017 7:01pm

European Theatre Group posted: Tickets are available for our London shows on the 18th of December here:

30th November 2016 12:25am

European Theatre Group posted: 4 days until Hamlet heads on tour - we're coming for you Europe!

30th November 2016 12:23am

European Theatre Group posted: @LoLetters Hi there, our performances in London will be at 2pm and 7pm - hope to see you there!

15th November 2016 12:24pm

European Theatre Group posted: Check out our website for the full itinerary of our 2016 tour of Hamlet!

22nd October 2016 10:50am

European Theatre Group posted: Heading to #edfringe? Check out the ETG Twelfth Night team in @PlainHeroines @EggBox_Comedy @howierookie2016

3rd August 2016 9:46am

European Theatre Group posted: We'll leave with this 'random' quote that sums up ETG: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't!" Bye!

13th March 2016 5:24pm

European Theatre Group posted: A final goodbye from the Twelfth Night Twitter team(@jackjrowan@jfwastell@gabbiebird) Good luck to next year's tour!

13th March 2016 5:16pm

European Theatre Group posted: We're excited to say that applications are now open for 2016's Tour Manager & Business Manager! Apply! @adctheatre

16th February 2016 1:31pm

European Theatre Group posted: "Well that's all one, our play is done!"

17th January 2016 2:27am

European Theatre Group posted: Only 2 tickets left for the final show!

16th January 2016 6:54pm

European Theatre Group posted: @fangirlnotalien "We thank you!"

16th January 2016 6:29pm

European Theatre Group posted: Orrrr come along to or matinee at 2.30pm today and see if you can make Malvolio smile even more... @adctheatre

16th January 2016 11:22am

European Theatre Group posted: Only 2 tickets left for this evening or you can try for day tickets @adctheatre Grab them while you can!

16th January 2016 11:20am

European Theatre Group posted: "A great show & one I would certainly recommend people see whilst they still have the chance"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @cambridge_tr

16th January 2016 10:57am

European Theatre Group posted: "A brilliantly executed production" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @cambridge_tr

16th January 2016 10:51am

European Theatre Group posted: "A lovely treat from start to finish which will definitely have you laughing out loud!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(⭐️) @VarsityUK

16th January 2016 10:46am

European Theatre Group posted: "As merry as a mug of mulled wine... Twelfth Night has a professional touch not often found in student theatre" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @TheTab

16th January 2016 10:43am

European Theatre Group posted: Today's our final day of Twelfth Night and ETG 2015/16.... Where did the time go?! Must... Not... Cry...

16th January 2016 10:40am

European Theatre Group posted: @CUMTS Why, this is very midsummer madness! #24hourmusical

13th January 2016 9:50am

European Theatre Group posted: It's lovely to be back home on the @adctheatre stage this pm for our dress rehearsal #homerunfun

12th January 2016 2:21pm

European Theatre Group posted: "I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words" - Feste, 3.1 Don't miss our #openingnight @adctheatre

12th January 2016 11:49am

European Theatre Group posted: Twelfth Night opens tonight, running until Sat! Get your tickets! @CamTourGuide @HeartCambsNews @CambridgeNewsUK

12th January 2016 8:54am

European Theatre Group posted: Twelfth Night is our 58th show since our establishment in 1957! Make sure you catch our opening night tomorrow @adctheatre - tickets £12/£9

11th January 2016 4:56pm

European Theatre Group posted: What mischievous plan is Maria concocting? Only one way to find out... #homerun #onedaytogo

11th January 2016 2:40pm


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