As the home of the Cambridge Footlights, the ADC Theatre is at the heart of one of the country's biggest and brightest comedy scenes

There are many opportunities to get involved with performing and writing comedy in Cambridge. At the ADC, the real breeding ground for new talent is the fortnightly Footlights Smokers. Many other venues around the town also hold regular smokers and comedy nights.


The best way to find out about upcoming smoker auditions and other opportunities to write or perform comedy is to sign up to the Footlights mailing list, an email list that details all upcoming opportunities.

To sign up to receive the list, use the link above.

If you are also interested in acting, you should sign up to the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club's Actors' List, which is sent out twice a week and details all upcoming auditions for student shows in Cambridge.

If you have any questions about signing up to the Footlights' List, or about comedy in Cambridge more generally, get in touch with the Footlights President.

“The ADC has provided, and continues to provide, a great deal of creative energy to the professional theatre.”

Sir Peter Hall