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Festival Players are a friendly, Cambridge-based musical theatre society for all ages. If you are interested in joining the group, or are interested in directing a show, please email our secretary.

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The Festival Players 10:00 on 5th June Twitter

Until midnight tonight, you can get 2 for 1 tickets for our Tues-Thurs performances this week!

Use code FREEDOM241 on the ADC website to get your tickets now!

✨🎟️ 🎟️✨

#WhatsOnCambridge #Musicals #MusicalTheatre

The Festival Players 08:49 on 25th May Twitter

“A declaration of the power of theatre… Simply the most gripping and galvanizing theater experience in town. And did I mention that Urinetown is hilarious?”
🗣️ Bruce Weber, New York Times - on the original Broadway production

Read more about our show ⤵️…

The Festival Players 11:54 on 21st May Twitter

Want to win a pair of tickets to our opening night? Head to our Facebook page now!

If you want to get tickets for any of our performances, head to the ADC website now 🎟️⤵️…

📅 1-10 June
📍 @adctheatre
📷 Paul Ashley

The Festival Players 19:45 on 11th May Twitter

We open in exactly three weeks!

In our fiftieth year, Festival Players is proud to present 🏆 multi-Tony award winner 🏆 Urinetown, the musical. A tale of love, corruption, and yes, pee.

Get your tickets now 🎟️ 🎟️

The Festival Players 08:51 on 26th April Twitter

We are proud to present Urinetown! Not the place, of course, the musical.

📅 1-10 June
📍 @adctheatre

#WhatsOnCambridge #ThingsToDoCambridge

The Festival Players 10:46 on 19th April Twitter

Well, hello there. And welcome to Urinetown. Not the place, of course, the musical.

Get your tickets now ➡️

The Festival Players 18:07 on 30th October Twitter

Delighted to announce our cast for the return of the Touring Show - coming to venues in S.Cambs in early '23! The team want to thank all those who auditioned making it such a difficult task to choose the line-up. Stay tuned for ticket and venue information coming soon!

The Festival Players 19:27 on 11th October Twitter

Still a few slots left on Sat 22nd October if you're thinking about auditioning for our ever-popular touring show. Stop thinking and get booking!…

The Festival Players 21:22 on 3rd October Twitter

Don't leave it too late to book an audition! All the slots on 20th are gone, so if you'd like to audition on Sat 22nd October, email
See for details

The Festival Players 12:08 on 25th September Twitter


Booking is now open to audition for our 2023 Touring Show 'The Rhythm of Life' . All the info you need is at

The Festival Players 21:17 on 21st September Twitter

More details about the upcoming auditions for our ever-popular Touring Show can be found at
Take a look and then get ready to book your slot. The booking process will open *very* soon so stay tuned!

The Festival Players 21:24 on 5th September Twitter

A final call if you are considering joining the creative team for our 2023 production of 'Urinetown'. Directors, MDs or Choreographers please get in touch by 16th September via to express your interest.

The Festival Players 10:34 on 3rd September Twitter

10 familiar Festival Players faces are backing BOYZLIFE at their gig at the Corn Exchange on 4th October. BOYZLIFE are Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden for you 90's kids, with a combined total of 19 UK #1 singles. You can even get some sneaky discount tks…

The Festival Players 21:20 on 19th August Twitter

Our hugely popular Touring Show returns in 2023 as "The Rhythm of Life". A musical collection set within 4 scenes depicting significant life moments. Auditions are on 20th and 22nd October - stay tuned for the opening of the booking window and more information about the auditions

The Festival Players 21:37 on 17th August Twitter

Looking for a creative team to take on production of this incredible show. With auditions envisioned for late January 2023 and rehearsals starting in March. If you would like to be considered for Director, MD or Choreo please email:

The Festival Players 18:37 on 6th June Twitter

We are 🔥SOLD OUT🔥 across all performances. Check with the @adctheatre box office after 1pm daily for returns on 01223 300085.

The Festival Players 14:11 on 3rd June Twitter

The magic of theatre. People transformed before your eyes, music that pulls you out of your seat and a story guaranteed to leave you smiling. @adctheatre this week and next. But tickets are getting very scarce! Best availability is the matinee 4 June.

The Festival Players 17:09 on 1st June Twitter

Team Kinky are in the @adctheatre First dress and tech runs done, final dress rehearsal tonight and we OPEN TOMMOROW! With Sam Shepherd in the role of Lola we are ready, Cambridge, to MAKE IT RED! Only handful of tickets left across all performances.

The Festival Players 14:30 on 27th May Twitter

It's Christmas come early for our cast thanks to the very generous **GIFTS** from Embassy London (yes -they're for keeps!). These are going to look terrific on-stage! Thank you ,
Tickets (hurry! -they are all going!) at

The Festival Players 20:09 on 22nd May Twitter

Our Creatives Emily Starr, David Mallabone and Ana Sanderson are turning our production into something special with their amazing ideas, undimmable energy, valuable feedback and constant drive to find the best possible performances. Come see:

The Festival Players 19:01 on 20th May Twitter

Less than 2 weeks to opening night! Why do the cast in these photos look like they are having the time of their life? Well this show does that to you. Buy tickets and get ready to paste a great big smile on your face!😁 @adctheatre @embassylondonofficial

The Festival Players 17:18 on 19th May Twitter

A big thank you to our sponsors Embassy London Shoes for providing us with beautiful footwear to use in 'Kinky Boots'. Worthy of Mr. Price himself, and the cast were very excited to be given them! @embassylondonofficial for tickets

The Festival Players 18:34 on 9th May Twitter

3 weeks and 3 days until we open @adctheatre and this cast is starting to crank it up! There are still plenty of levels to raise it yet, but we're all starting to feel a LITTLE BIT KINKY. Tickets (selling like red-hot shoes!) via

The Festival Players 21:03 on 26th April Twitter

Break a leg to all our friends
@CamPiedPipers opening in 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' tonight @adctheatre until Saturday!!

The Festival Players 19:22 on 18th April Twitter

Calling all creatives. The much loved Festival Players Touring Show is back in 2023! If you'd like to throw your hat into the ring for Director , MD or Choreo please contact by Saturday 7th May. No experience necessary, 1st timers very welcome!

The Festival Players 19:09 on 18th April Twitter

Calling all creatives. The much loved Festival Players Touring Show is back in 2023! If you'd like to throw your hat into the ring for Director , MD or Choreo please contact by Saturday 8th May. No experience necessary, 1st timers very welcome!

The Festival Players 20:00 on 12th April Twitter

Congratulations to our friends @CamOpSoc for their @Noda4S "Best Musical" award win with 2020's 'Sound of Music'! #worththewait


Past shows

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