About the ADC Theatre

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.

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Find out how to get involved with shows at the ADC Theatre: the heart of Cambridge's thriving student and community drama scene.


The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855. Find out more about our wonderful history here.


Cupid Presents PREVIEW

Matthew Bairstow, writer of 'Cupid Presents: Love Making for Beginners', tells us about the inspiration for his new comedy play.

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