Camdram

ADC Theatre

Park Street, Cambridge

The ADC Theatre is one of the smallest departments of the University of Cambridge, and is the oldest University playhouse in the country. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855. The ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, led almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement.

We aim to provide opportunities to experience and learn about all aspects of theatre, while presenting professional standard productions. The ADC Theatre has helped to launch the careers of many theatre luminaries, including Sir Ian McKellen, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson.

There are several student companies resident to the ADC Theatre including Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, the Cambridge Footlights, Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society and the Fletcher Players.

Find out more and see what's on by visiting our website at https://www.adctheatre.com/.

Contact ADC Theatre

Get involved with shows at the ADC Theatre:
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN for Penelope Quadrangle and the Meaning of Friendship!

Penelope is coming to the ADC and she needs a cast! We're looking for four fabulous actors with a love of comedy and being ever so slightly delusional. Auditions 9th March 10:00-13:00 and 11th March 17:00-20:00 at Jesus College JCR. We will also be accepting self-tapes until March 11th, 23;59 GMT.

  • Sat 9th Mar, 10:00–13:00, Jesus College JCR
  • Mon 11th Mar, 17:00–20:00, Jesus College JCR

Contact ag2300@cam.ac.uk before 11th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

EPICOENE ADC WEEK 1 MAINSHOW AUDITIONS OPEN

Hi - we're really excited to announce that Epicoene is looking for a cast. Auditions this Sunday 3rd/Monday 4th March at ADC Dressing Room 2. See audition pack for details. Audition Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WKDtEkYktnc1F6rsl8jBH-MAwTZlOwMEdS08oprO3co/edit?usp=sharing Self tape deadline: 23:59 Monday 4th March

    Contact mh2172@cam.ac.uk before 4th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

    SPELLING BEE is looking for a CAST!🐝📚

    Looking for a cast to bring these silly, heartwarming sixth graders and their adults to life. Have a look at the audition pack below for much more info, including roles available for singers and less strong singers!

      Contact lme42@cam.ac.uk before 11th Mar 2024 17:30 for more details.

      SPELLING BEE is looking for a CORE PROD TEAM!🐝📚

      Looking for the roles of Producer , Musical Director , Assistant Director , Choreographer  and Welfare Officer!

        Contact lme42@cam.ac.uk before 9th Mar 2024 20:30 for more details.

        CLOUD EIGHT AND A HALF IS LOOKING FOR TECH ROLES!

        Ever wanted to try your hand at tech for sketch comedy? Well look no further! Cloud Eight and a Half is a brand new sketch show about happiness with bold and vibrant tech plans - we're currently looking for a Stage Manager , a Deputy Stage Manager , a Lighting Designer  and a Sound Designer .

          Contact Helen Brookes, hb628@cam.ac.uk before 12th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

          🩸CARRIE - Auditions! 🔥

          Carrie: The Musical is looking for a cast of 14 lovely actors for Week 2 of next term!!

            Contact el570@cam.ac.uk before 12th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

            CLOUD EIGHT AND A HALF IS LOOKING FOR A CORE PROD TEAM!

            Interested in being the assistant director , publicity designer , producer  or publicist  for a sketch comedy show? Well look no further! Come help me put together this super high-energy, wacky show about happiness to fight off easter term blues in week 1, for one night only...

              Contact Helen Brookes, hb628@cam.ac.uk before 10th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

              CARRIE: THE MUSICAL - Core Prod Roles!

              The Easter Week 2 ADC mainshow is currently looking for a Producer , Assistant Directors , Music Director , Choreographer , Fight Choreographer  and Sound Designer !

                Contact el570@cam.ac.uk before 12th Mar 2024 00:00 for more details.

                AUDITIONS open for OEDIPUS TYRANNUS (ADC Main, Easter Week 4)

                We are looking for a cast of around 15 individuals to come join our show!! In-person auditions on 7th, 8th and 9th March, Self-tapes due by 23:59 on 8th March.

                • Thu 7th Mar, 10:00–14:00, Jesus College, Music Room 2
                • Fri 8th Mar, 10:00–14:00, Jesus College, Music Room 2
                • Sat 9th Mar, 15:00–19:00, Jesus College, Music Room 2

                Contact eoh22@cam.ac.uk, jdw84@cam.ac.uk before 9th Mar 2024 23:59 for more details.

                ADC Theatre 15:35 on 11th July Twitter

                'Shakespeare Shorts' opens tonight at the ADC! BAWDS present two of Shakespeare's most popular plays in one production. Don't miss out on this bitesize evening of some of the best from the Bard! Tickets start from just £11 at adctheatre.com/shakespeare
                #shakespeare #play #drama


                ADC Theatre 13:00 on 10th July Twitter

                Our Autumn 2023 season is now on sale! Check out our season brochure online at adctheatre.com/brochure and start booking your tickets now!
                #theatre #season #seasonlaunch #cambridgearts #drama #musical #comedy #devised #discount #cambridge


                ADC Theatre 14:57 on 9th July Twitter

                Step into the world of 'Murder Most Unexpected', an Agatha Christie-style Whodunit made up entirely on the spot. Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/murder
                #comedy #improv #murdermystery #whodunnit #cambridge


                ADC Theatre 11:06 on 8th July Twitter

                Following on from the success of 'Supernatural Shakespeare' at Madingley Hall, BAWDS brings you another double bill of Shakespeare Shorts next week at the ADC! Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/shakespeare
                #theatre #drama #shakespeare #summer #festival
                Photo by Paul Ashley


                ADC Theatre 15:00 on 5th July Twitter

                Abi Morgan's 'Lovesong' is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives. Love is a leap of faith, and the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience... Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/lovesong
                #drama #play #theatre
                Photo by Simon Tagger


                ADC Theatre 15:51 on 4th July Twitter

                We have just released a few extra tickets for this evening's live radio recording of BBC Radio 4's 'The Reunion: Spitting Image'! Reserve your tickets now from adctheatre.com/spittingimage


                ADC Theatre 09:00 on 30th June Twitter

                Corkscrew Theatre Company are proud to present 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' this September, Edward Albee's epic masterpiece and one of the greats of twentieth century theatre. Tickets are on sale now from adctheatre.com/woolf
                #theatre #drama #classic #play


                ADC Theatre 14:32 on 29th June Twitter

                "Whether you’re new to Shakespeare, are bringing younger relatives, or just prefer your theatre slightly leaner, you’re in for a real treat." Read more about our double bill of Shakespeare Shorts over on our blog at
                adctheatre.com/ssblog2
                #theatre #shakespeare #drama #play


                ADC Theatre 12:28 on 27th June Twitter

                This week, a fantastic team of volunteer technicians have descended on the Theatre to participate in our annual maintenance camp. Check out some pictures from the first couple of days of our campers in action!
                #theatre #maintenance #stagecrew #volunteer #technical


                ADC Theatre 16:00 on 24th June Twitter

                "I like to ask straightforward questions about characters, which eventually stray into asking is he nice or nasty, hero or villain? Give me Macbeth or Richard III, no problem. But Shylock, now, that is a very different matter..."
                adctheatre.com/ssblog1
                Photo by Michael Turner


                ADC Theatre 10:04 on 24th June Twitter

                The Spitting Image team will be reunited on stage for one night only to record a special edition of The Reunion for BBC Radio 4. Priority booking is currently open for ADC members, with general release from midday on Monday 26th June. Find out more at adctheatre.com/spittingimage


                ADC Theatre 18:06 on 21st June Twitter

                Step into the world of 'Murder Most Unexpected', an Agatha Christie-style Whodunit made up entirely on the spot! Come watch the mayhem unfold as our improvisers unravel the mystery - it’s a night of comedy you won't want to miss! Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/murder


                ADC Theatre 11:00 on 20th June Twitter

                This year, five #Footlights are traveling the world to find their newest member. Join 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (The Independent) as they embark on their annual world tour, performing to audiences across the UK and the US: adctheatre.com/footlights


                ADC Theatre 15:00 on 19th June Twitter

                Join us for an evening of stories old and new, from the depths of human creativity and imagination. From traditional folk tales to new student writing, we will bring you stories from many walks of life in an enjoyable and immersive event: adctheatre.com/storytelling


                ADC Theatre 11:00 on 18th June Twitter

                Two of Shakespeare’s plays in one production! BAWDS bring you the best-loved speeches and characters from 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Twelfth Night', each adaptation enhanced by storytelling and music! Grab your tickets for a double-bill of the bard from adctheatre.com/shakespeare


                ADC Theatre 18:00 on 17th June Twitter

                Following their critically acclaimed show ‘Dinosaurusesuses’, self-proclaimed people’s champion Alex Franklin is back for one night only for more 'undeniably ludicrous comedy gold' (Entertainment Now). Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/alex


                ADC Theatre 14:00 on 16th June Twitter

                Gus and Ben are laying low, gun in hand, for their next hit. But who will it be? When will they come? Come and wait with them for a gripping and uncomfortable hour in the Corpus Playroom with this classic Pinter #drama. Tickets are on sale now from adctheatre.com/dumbwaiter


                ADC Theatre 12:01 on 15th June Twitter

                Don't miss this "jarring and hilarious" (The Tab, 5 Stars) production of Anna Washburn's dystopian drama, 'Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play'! Tickets are selling fast from adctheatre.com/mrburns

                #theatre #drama #apocalypse #simpsons #cambridgearts

                Photo by Viv Wang


                ADC Theatre 09:00 on 14th June Twitter

                Experience the magic of live ballet, right on your doorstep. For one night only on Friday 07 July, experience Ballet Central on tour. Tickets are selling fast from adctheatre.com/ballet
                #dance #theatre #ballet #uktour
                Photos by ASH Photography


                ADC Theatre 16:00 on 11th June Twitter

                Bar-Baric is a brand new panel show direct from the Cambridge Footlights for one night only with a (best before) lime twist! Get your tickets to tomorrow's show from adctheatre.com/barbaric
                #comedy #panelshow #sketch #standup #footlights


                ADC Theatre 11:00 on 10th June Twitter

                ‘When light and dark converge, it is an act of creation…’
                'Four Cut Sunflowers' follows the true story of the woman who single-handedly ensured Vincent Van Gogh’s success. Tickets to these two preview performances are available now: adctheatre.com/sunflowers


                ADC Theatre 16:00 on 1st June Twitter

                Join 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (The Independent) as they embark on their annual world tour, performing to audiences across the UK and America! Get your tickets to 'The Search Continues' from adctheatre.com/footlights #theatre #comedy #sketch


                ADC Theatre 13:00 on 31st May Twitter

                We sat down with some of the ensemble of #Urinetown to chat about their favourite parts of the #musical, why they wanted to get involved, and why you should come see it! Read more over on our blog at adctheatre.com/urinetownblog2 and get your tickets ahead of opening night tomorrow!


                ADC Theatre 16:00 on 28th May Twitter

                Final rehearsals are underway and tickets are selling fast for Combined Actors of Cambridge's exciting new production of 'Educating Rita' by Willy Russell.
                adctheatre.com/rita
                #theatre #drama #play #cambridgearts
                Photo by Ted Ridgway Watt


                ADC Theatre 11:00 on 26th May Twitter

                You only have a few more chances to catch this week's "effortlessly funny" (The Tab) production of one of the nation's most-loved comedies, 'One Man, Two Guvnors'! Get your tickets now from adctheatre.com/guvnor
                Photo by Paul Ashley
                #farce #comedy #drama #cambridgearts #theatre


                ADC Theatre 09:00 on 25th May Twitter

                'Urinetown' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold! Read more on our blog over at adctheatre.com/urinetownblog1 and get your tickets from adctheatre.com/urinetown
                Photo by Paul Ashley
                #drama #musical #comedy


                ADC Theatre 17:28 on 24th May Twitter

                "An outrageous #comedy that... surpasses all expectations and will simply leave you laughing away!" (The Tab). Get your tickets now for this week's "effortlessly funny" production of 'One Man, Two Guvnors': adctheatre.com/guvnor
                Photo by Paul Ashley #drama #farce #play


                ADC Theatre 13:09 on 23rd May Twitter

                As the dead rise from their graves and walk, so secrets slip from tongues and talk...

                Gregory Miller's new play, 'Unearthed', debuts this week at the Corpus Playroom. Get your tickets from adctheatre.com/unearthed

                #newwriting #drama #cambridgearts #play


                ADC Theatre 16:00 on 21st May Twitter

                Introducing the cast of 'Educating Rita'! Full of humour and poignancy, this beautifully written play is as relevant and unmissable today as it was in 1980, when it first hit the stage. Tickets are selling fast from adctheatre.com/rita
                #drama #play Photo by Ted Ridgway Watt


                ADC Theatre 13:33 on 20th May Twitter

                Join 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (The Independent) as they embark on their annual world tour, performing to audiences across the UK and America. Get your tickets now for a riotous #sketch show this May week!
                adctheatre.com/footlights
                #comedy #standup #footlights


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                Past shows

                See all the shows that have been performed here at the venue history page.