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Freshers' Events

We are the centre of Cambridge's thriving drama scene: productions here are entirely put together by students. From actors and technical crew to directors and producers, everyone is here to enjoy and produce high-quality theatre. Training, learning and support are at the heart of everything we do here, and we are set up around providing help and guidance to inexperienced users. 

There are hundreds of opportunities to act in the ADC Theatre every year, and our productions always require dedicated production and technical teams. Whether you're interested in actingdirectingdesigningmanagingbuildinglighting, or crewing a show, new faces are always welcome, regardless of experience. 

Our guide to Cambridge Theatre contains everything you need to know about the way theatre works in Cambridge, and explains how to get involved. You can collect your copy from the ADC Theatre, CUADC's Freshers Fair stall or your college.

Come along to one of our events to find out how you can be part of it:

Friday 10 October, 4pm - 7pm

Come down to the ADC Theatre for a mini freshers’ fair entirely devoted to getting involved in theatre at Cambridge.

You’ll be able to sign up to the CUADC's mailings lists and the freshers’ shows (three shows during Michaelmas term entirely acted, directed, designed and run by freshers).

There will be free drinks for freshers, tours of the theatre and older students on hand to answer your questions.

Thursday 16 and Wednesday 22 October, 8pm

Cambridge has many opportunities to get involved with drama, either onstage or backstage.

Come along to meet like-minded people and find out more from the CUADC Committee and the ADC Theatre Manangement Team.

This this is the ideal way to find out about getting involved in theatre, in the oldest and most vibrant student drama scene in the country.

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From carpentry to sound, lighting design to custom electronics, technical theatre offers a whole host of different opportunities to try something different and gain skills in creative and technical faculties, as well as having lots of fun!

Come along for a tour of the technical hubs of a theatre – whether you want to get involved, or just learn more about how a theatre runs.

The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club is the oldest and largest student drama society in Cambridge.  The first performances on the site were staged by the founders of the Club in 1855.

As well as being the main production company at the Theatre, the CUADC are a focus for student dramatic activity in Cambridge, running workshops and encouraging participation in theatre.

The CUADC are producing three Freshers' Show this season:

The Freshers’ Shows are performed, directed, produced, designed and crewed entirely by those new to Cambridge drama. To find our more come along to Freshers' Friday, 

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