New writing

We are the heart of Cambridge's thriving drama scene, and aim to present the best new student work in the city

Through collaboration with the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club and other university drama societies, we want to support and nurture student writers and help them to develop their work toward production.

As well as producing full productions of new work on our mainstage and in our sister studio venue, the Corpus Playroom, we are starting to provide a range of other resources for student writers in the area.

Papercuts is our new rehearsed reading programme.

We believe that the best way to help writers and their work develop is to get the script on its feet and spoken.

If a script demonstrates potential and we would like to help the writer develop it further, we can offer a public rehearsed reading of the work as part of our Papercuts programme.

Papercuts is produced in the Larkum Studio at the ADC Theatre, and is intended to let the writer see their work given a simple staging.

We provide basic production support in the form of a space and stock furniture if required, and can also help writers find some actors and a director.

Take a look at the current season!

WRiTEON is an open scriptwriting forum made up of a large and diverse group of writers, actors, directors and producers from the Cambridge region and beyond. They have over 50 writer members and more than 550 subscribers to their regular newsletter. 

WRiTEON is an open forum and welcome people of all levels of experience, and value the socialising as well as the art! Visit their website for more information and to sign up to their newsletter.

Script Archive

We have started archiving the scripts of all new work produced at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom. If you are interested in accessing any particular scripts in the archive, contact production@adctheatre.com.