Report Harassment or Discrimination

As a department of the University of Cambridge, the ADC Theatre is committed to preventing any form of discrimination, harassment, victimisation or sexual misconduct, among its staff, the student community and our customers. More detail on this policy can be found on the University's website.

We are committed to being a place in which people can feel safe, and those found to be carrying out discrimination, harassment, victimisation or sexual misconduct will receive a temporary ban from theatrical activity while an investigation is conducted by the University's Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals, which may, depending on the investigation's result, become a permanent ban.

In addition to the above University resources, you can also go directly to the University Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor who is able to offer support to survivors regardless of whether or not they choose to engage with any reporting processes. This guide, produced by students at Clare College, also has advice and resources on dealing with sexual harassment and assault, as well as more information on what avenues of support are available.

If you have been the subject of harassment while at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom, or would like to report any misconduct, then please contact any of the staff members listed below, who have been trained in Responding to Harassment and Misconduct in a University setting. They will be able to guide you through what avenues of support are available, as well as what options you have for pursuing formal and informal complaints - they are also available to contact if you have any further questions about how we handle these reports internally, should you want to find out more before making an official report.

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to get in touch directly, you can fill out the form below. This form is able to be accessed by all six members of the management team, who are aware of its nature and the need for discretion/confidentiality, but anything submitted will only ever be responded to or actioned by one of the trained people listed above.

Anonymous reports can be made directly to the University's Student Complaints department here.

A named individual making a report will get the choice of whether their report is passed straight on to the University OSCCA, or whether to have a meeting with a member of ADC Management to discuss options. Discussions held with a member of ADC Management can be kept confidential to an extent, but any information disclosed to us that may suggest a risk to others in the theatre may mean we have to process a report more immediately.

We are committed to prioritising the safety of survivors and will take all steps possible to ensure that they are able to return to the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom feeling safe and supported in those environments. Disciplinary action is largely handled by individual colleges, but for our part, as far as is practicable, we will issue a temporary ban on theatrical activity while an investigation is taking place, which may, depending on the investigation's result, become a permanent ban.

The flow chart below explains how the process of reporting works:

The Incident Pathway document below also lays out options for taking incidents and complaints down other routes, such as informal discussion with/within student societies, and formal processes of bringing issues to the theatre management and executive committee.