Set design

Our productions often require dedicated set designers who work alongside the director to create the show's aesthetic
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale (Photo: Johannes Hjorth)

No experience is necessary to design a show here, and help is always on hand if you need advice on how to go about making your ideas into a stage reality.


The easiest way to find out about vacant positions on student shows at the ADC Theatre and other venues in Cambridge is to sign up to receive one or more of the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club's email lists, weekly emails detailing all of the vacant positions on student shows around Cambridge.

The CUADC has one main list for design positions, including set design:

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

In addition, productions are always in need of low-commitment assistance, whether in painting a set or helping with construction. It is a great way of learning about how the practical side of stage design works, and no experience is required: you can simply turn up! If you are interested in lending some support to a production, contact

If you have any questions about the email list, or about set design work in Cambridge more generally, get in touch with the CUADC Designers' Rep.


The easiest way to get involved with backstage work on non-student shows at the ADC Theatre is to contact The Penguin Club.

They are a Cambridge-based group for amateur designers and technicians, and they provide production teams for a large number of our out-of-term shows: anyone with an interest in theatre and backstage work is welcome to join, from absolute beginners to people with years of experience.

For more information, go to their website or email them on