Support us

The ADC Theatre provides an opportunity for students and amateurs to experience and learn about theatre in a professional environment

The impact of the ADC on British theatre is vast. Our alumni include Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Rachel Weisz and many many more. Four of the five directors of the National Theatre started their careers with us: Peter Hall, Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner.

The ADC Theatre currently receives no external funding and we are committed to keeping our ticket prices low and our bar affordable, so that both our student and adult audiences can experience and enjoy as much theatre as possible.

Many of our performers today could be the famous names of tomorrow. With your support we can ensure that they get the best theatrical training we can offer, with industry standard theatrical equipment, financial support for ambitious and innovative productions and an ongoing investment in our backstage facilities.

There are a number of different ways to support us:

  • Become an ADC Friend and enjoy benefits throughout the year
  • Make a small donation when you book for an ADC Theatre Mainshow
  • Make a donation to the ADC Theatre through Cambridge University online giving page

Thank you very much for all your support.

"The ADC Theatre is a dynamic resource which must be cherished and developed.” 

Michael Attenborough

Become an ADC Friend for £30 per year and enjoy:

  • One free ticket to a show at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom
  • 10% discount on two tickets per show
  • 10% discount on drinks and snacks at the ADC Bar and half price ice cream
  • Special offers on selected events throughout the year
  • Backstage tours and Friends only events

Nurture new talent and get closer to the theatre you love.

To become a Friend of the ADC Theatre, click here.

There are no booking or transaction fees added to the price of your ticket. The price you see on the poster is what you pay online or in person at the Box Office.

When you book a ticket for any mainshow at the ADC Theatre, you will be asked whether you would like to add on an optional donation to the ADC Theatre.

This is a small and simple way for you to support the ADC Theatre.

To make a donation to the ADC Theatre through the University of Cambridge, please visit their online giving page.

Information about alternative methods of giving can be found here and for some examples of the impact of donations to University of Cambridge click here.