Support us

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

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, Toby Marlow and 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 Member and enjoy benefits throughout the year
  • Make a small donation when you book for an ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom show
  • Make a one-off donation to the ADC Theatre by clicking here

Thank you very much for your support.

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

Michael Attenborough

Become an ADC Friend for just £45 per year and enjoy:

  • One free ticket to a show at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom per year
  • 10% discount on two tickets per show
  • 10% discount on drinks and snacks at the ADC Bar and £1 off ice cream
  • Special offers on selected events throughout the year
  • Monthly Friends newsletter
  • Priority Booking on select events
  • Invitation to Friends only events

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

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

For just £150 per year you can become an ADC Fellow and receive:

  • Two free tickets to a show at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom per year
  • 15% discount on two tickets per show
  • 15% discount on drinks and snacks at the ADC Bar and £1 off ice cream
  • Special offers on selected events throughout the year
  • Monthly Friends newsletter
  • Priority Booking on select events
  • Invitation to Friends only events
  • Optional recognition in our seasonal brochures and annual report

Get even closer to the theatre you love!

To become a Fellow 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 show at the ADC Theatre, you will be asked whether you would like to add on an optional donation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are also introducing an optional coronavirus recovery levy of 10% of the value of your booking, which can be added to your basket when ordering tickets online should you wish to support us in this way.

This is a small and simple way for you to further support your local theatre, ensuring that we can keep our ticket and bar prices affordable whilst offering students and our local community the best theatrical training we can provide.

The ADC Theatre receives no external funding and relies on the generosity of its patrons to keep ticket prices affordable.

To make a donation to the ADC Theatre please click here.