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.

Unravelling the Ribbon
Unravelling the Ribbon (Photo: Johannes Hjorth)

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 act 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.

Guide to Cambridge Theatre

Our guide to Cambridge Theatre contains everything you need to know about the way theatre works in Cambridge, and explains how to get involved.

This year's guide can be downloaded below:

Get Involved with Cambridge Theatre 2020-21

Get Involved Schemes

If you have any questions about getting involved you can contact Nick at president@cuadc.org

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club are running a 'theatre family scheme' where students, whether new to theatre or not, can meet up safely with other students. If you are interested in signing up, you can fill out the form here.

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club are also running group chats for LGBTQ+ and BME theatremakers, along with Female/Non-binary technicians, in which social events can be arranged. If you are interested in joining a group chat, then fill out the form here.

Freshers' Shows

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 two Freshers' Shows this season:

  • No Quarter
  • Second Person Narrative

The Freshers’ Shows are performed, directed, produced, designed and crewed entirely by those new to Cambridge drama.

Auditions for the Freshers' shows are happening virtually, with the deadline of 11pm on Wednesday 14th October. Details on how to audition can be found here.

To be involved with the Freshers' show in a backstage, sign up for a one-to-one chat to discuss the roles by filling out the Doodle poll here. If you have any questions, then contact Sam at td@cuadc.org

To be involved with the Freshers' show as a Director or Producer, sign up for a one-to-one chat to discuss the roles by filling out the Doodle poll here. If you have any questions, then contact Phoebe at director@cuadc.org

Stewarding

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 getinvolved@adctheatre.com