The oldest university playhouse in the country
We are a department of the University of Cambridge, and are the oldest University playhouse in the country. The ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run 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.
We also present shows by local drama groups and touring companies outside of University Term, and are proud to be at the heart of Cambridge’s busy amateur dramatic scene.
During University Term, we usually present two shows a night: a mainshow at 7.45pm Tuesday to Saturday, followed by a lateshow at 11.00pm.
Productions are completely student run, from actors and directors to set designers and carpenters.
Members of the CUADC and Fletcher Players sit on the Executive Committee and coordinate and encourage the majority of student activity at the Theatre.
The are six permanent staff who provide support and advice as well as running the Theatre day-to-day.