Get Involved

We are the centre of Cambridge’s thriving drama scene. Productions at the ADC Theatre are entirely put together by students, amateurs, and volunteers.

Kiss Me, Kate! (Photo: Paul Ashley)

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 to provide help and guidance to inexperienced users.

There are hundreds of opportunities to perform in the ADC Theatre every year, and our productions always require dedicated production and technical teams. Whether you’re interested in acting, directing, producing, designing, stage managing, building, lighting, or crewing a show, new faces are always welcome, regardless of experience.

You can browse our get involved pages to find out more. Upcoming production vacancies are always advertised on Camdram.

An Introduction to Cambridge Theatre

How to get involved: Introductions to different roles, guides on how to get started, information about the Freshers' Plays, upcoming workshops, events, socials and shows!

Get Involved Events 2023

The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) is the main resident society of the ADC Theatre and the oldest student drama society in the country. During Freshers' Week and beyond they host a number of events to encourage and support involvement in extracurricular theatre.

Acting and Auditions Workshop

Thursday 05 October 2023, 4-6pm (ADC Bar)

Freshers Friday

Friday 06 October 2023, 2-6pm

Meet other people interested in theatre, get a tour of the building, and sign up to get involved with shows. The bar will be open and free drinks tokens will be offered out by members of the CUADC committee. This event is for anyone who wants to get involved in student theatre for the first time in Cambridge.

Tours will start at regular intervals from the ADC Box Office.

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Saturday 07 October 2023, 10am-1pm (ADC Stage and Larkum Studio)

Directing and Producing Tech Workshop

Saturday 07 October 2023, 3:30-5:30pm (ADC Dressing Room 2)

Writing Workshop

Tuesday 10 October 2023, 4-6pm (ADC Bar)

Pitching Workshop

Thursday 12 October 2023, 4-5:30pm (Larkum Studio)

Technical Workshops

Saturday 14 October 2023, 1-5pm (ADC Stage)

Pitching Workshop

Sunday 15 October 2023, 1-3pm (ADC Bar)

Costuming Workshop

Wednesday 18 October 2023, 4-6pm (Dressing Room 1)

Directing and Producing Workshop

Thursday 19 October 2023, 4-6pm (ADC Bar)

Get-Involved Get-In

Sunday 22 October 2023, from 8am (ADC Stage)

Get Involved Videos

Find out what it is like directing, acting in, or crewing a show at the ADC Theatre. Videos produced by students from Anglia Ruskin University’s Film Production Course 2022.


We also require volunteer stewards to help us run the Front of House in the evenings. Our stewards greet audiences and oversee admission to the auditorium. For more information, email