Summer 2018 Redevelopment

In the summer of 2018, the ADC Theatre embarked upon the next phase of our ambitious redevelopment programme.

The ADC Theatre is constantly evolving and updating to meet audience needs and industry standards. For several years the Theatre has been making plans to introduce a ventilation system to the auditorium. These plans were developed and formalised over the course of 2016-17 and we have now completed the project this summer.

The ADC closed its doors for 6 months while work was carried out, with our usual active programme at the Corpus Playroom continuing. We took the opportunity to launch ‘ADC on Tour’, taking the resources of the Theatre and mounting productions in pop-up theatres around Cambridge. Our centrepiece production was an adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which was installed in the Temporary Exhibition Space of the Fitzwilliam Museum. 

We re-opened our doors in October 2018 and have introduced the new ventilation system and installed two new lighting bridges, carried out repairs to the ceiling and made some cosmetic improvements in the process. This redevelopment marks the culmination of many years' work. We are delighted to have seen this work come to fruition in such an impactful way.