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The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy society who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century.

President: Jade Franks
Secretary: Lara Mandell
Treasurer: Ayush Prasad
Smokers officers: Agnelle Groombridge & Adédàmọ́lá Láoyè
Outreach: Harriet Wilton
Workshops: Daniel Bishop
Social Secretary: Molly Windust
Archivist/Online content: Ella Burns
Gigs Officer: Lucy Summerfield
Technicians' Rep: Kit Treadwell

Contact The Cambridge Footlights

Get involved with The Cambridge Footlights shows:

Do you dream of cackling like a villain, dashing like Prince Charming, or galloping like a Panto Horse? Then boy do we have some wonderful news for you - video auditions for this year's CUADC/Footlights Pantomime are officially open! Sleeping Beauty is full of ditzy, glitzy fun and whatever your talents, there's bound to be a role that excites you! Oh yes there is! 👸👑🐴🏰👸

    Contact Una (Director),; Becca (Producer), before 9th Oct 2020 23:59 for more details.

    You can also see all events that have been put on by this society.

    The Cambridge Footlights 16:18 on 13th August Twitter

    On Saturday we have teamed up with the Yale comedy soc ‘Red Hot Poker’ to put together a smoker with the best of both societies! Tune in at 9pm - we can’t wait!

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:39 on 3rd August Twitter

    One of our Smokers' Officers Adedamaola Laoye is hosting the Wolfson Howler tonight, which is LIVE, featuring our President Jade Franks! Tune in for some fresh comedy 💡⚡️💡⚡️…

    The Cambridge Footlights 12:11 on 28th June Twitter

    We are so excited to be performing as part of the May Week Mega event with Footlights old and new, including Emma Thompson! Come and tune in for your May Week fix and to support some amazing causes! Tune in TONIGHT!🤩🤩🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 21:15 on 24th June Twitter

    EPISODE 4 of our online smokers is LIVE! 🤩🤩🤩
    Head over to our YouTube tonight 💡⚡️

    The Cambridge Footlights 12:54 on 18th June Twitter

    In addition to our initial statement regarding BLM, we have created an anonymous feedback form for Black and BME students to talk about their experiences in confidence and suggest anything to us, in order to form new concrete outreach strategies.…

    The Cambridge Footlights 18:47 on 3rd June Twitter

    We have attached our statement and a list of resources for ways we can act meaningfully to help #blacklivesmatter, with ways to donate, sign petitions and educate ourselves, including how to make a difference in Cambridge and black comedians to support…

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:31 on 2nd June Twitter

    In solidarity with black out Tuesday and the Black Lives Matter movement, tonight’s performance of our stand-up showcase has been postponed. Racism has no place in society and we stand with black communities in the UK and abroad against the injustices (1)

    The Cambridge Footlights 19:25 on 26th May Twitter

    We’ve got even more amazing comedy coming your way tonight at 9pm with EPISODE 3 of our ONLINE SMOKERS! 😮 Head over to to join us live

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:38 on 18th May Twitter

    Our performers are ready, are you?
    Tune in to our second stand-up showcase over on the @adctheatre YouTube page TOMORROW at 9pm - we can’t wait 🤩🥳🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 17:24 on 12th May Twitter

    Tune in at 9pm TONIGHT for our second ever virtual smoker with @adctheatre over on their YouTube page - come and check out our amazing comedians and watch some hilarious, FREE comedy!!🤩🤩🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 16:01 on 5th May Twitter

    9pm TONIGHT you can enjoy graduating Footlights’ best standup for FREE! 💙🎤💜 Don’t miss out 🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:20 on 28th April Twitter

    🌟TONIGHT🌟 we make footlights history with our very first ONLINE SMOKER! 9PM on for sketches, stand-up and more! 💻⚡️💙

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:09 on 28th March Twitter

    🌟 ONLINE THEATRE 🌟 is coming to the Cam Student community! Click to see how YOU can submit online comedy content!💡💻🎙…

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:46 on 15th March Twitter

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, sadly, we have decided that tonight's performance of 'Footlights at The Arts Theatre' @camartstheatre will not go ahead. We are very sorry for all inconvenience💡 - please see the Arts Theatre full official statement below:

    The Cambridge Footlights 21:04 on 1st March Twitter

    🌟 ATTENTION STUDENT COMICS 🌟 Applications for 2020/2021 membership are OPEN: all the info is here!…

    The Cambridge Footlights 23:15 on 20th February Twitter

    Thanks Paula! We’re so glad you had fun 💛❤️💙…

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:33 on 4th February Twitter

    TONIGHT! ✨ Grab tickets for our Smoker Night: fresh new comedy at 11pm @adctheatre… 🎤🌟

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:29 on 4th February Twitter

    Thanks Stephen! We’re so glad you enjoyed 🐟🧠 ✨…

    The Cambridge Footlights 14:14 on 6th October Twitter

    New university year, New Footlights Look! We are so excited to reveal our updated logo [designed by Amaya Holman] 💡🌟

    The Cambridge Footlights 14:01 on 6th October Twitter

    New university year, New Footlights Look! We are so excited to reveal our updated logo [designed by Amaya Homan] 💡🌟💡🌟

    The Cambridge Footlights 18:08 on 20th July Twitter

    next stop for @footlightstour is @ThePleasance ! We couldn’t be more excited to hit the dome this August 💛🌟…

    The Cambridge Footlights 11:59 on 13th July Twitter

    🎤 TONIGHT🎤 Our fantastic @FootDarks are performing @CambJunction with @Laugh4Change - grab tickets while you can! 🎫…

    The Cambridge Footlights 19:29 on 10th June Twitter

    Our international tour opens in Cambridge @adctheatre TOMORROW! All cantab comedy fans, be sure to prebook 🌍👀🌟…

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:18 on 9th May Twitter

    Take a L👀K at the fabulous poster for our International Tour! Follow @footlightstour for news, ticketing, & more 🌟💡🌎

    The Cambridge Footlights 07:51 on 6th April Twitter

    We had another fun night performing for year 12 students on an outreach residential at christscollegecambridge yesterday! We work with college SLOs and access departments to run free……

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:45 on 26th December Twitter

    Merry Christmas from the Cambridge Footlights! Have a look at the ADC website for 2019’s Footlights shows: 🎄⭐️

    The Cambridge Footlights 11:10 on 17th November Twitter

    NOT LONG NOW! The Footlights x CUADC Panto opens in FOUR days!…

    The Cambridge Footlights 14:12 on 26th October Twitter

    One of the joys of being the Footlights Archivist is getting to watch the likes of @arobertwebb in old Footlights Pantos! ~ Emmeline

    The Cambridge Footlights 12:50 on 13th September Twitter

    We’ve had a big ol rebrand!! Check out our new logo (designed by Ed Bankes) and head over to Instagram to follow our brand new account ‘cambridgefootlights’


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    Past shows

    See all the shows this society has been previously involved in at the society history page.