ADC Theatre
Wed 19 - Sat 22 January

An Unsustainable Mess

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

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Icecaps are melting, sea levels are rising, you can get away with just a jumper up North; what is happening? Oh right, yeah. Climate Change. 

As our incredible, beautiful, one-in-a-trillion paradise burns around us, the last thing we should probably do is laugh. 

Or is it?  

The sketch show An Unsustainable Mess will help us to see us the brighter side of our plummet towards mass-extinction. And then maybe, just maybe, we’ll want to do something about it… 

This performance is recommended for audiences aged 15+


Wed 19 January at 9:00pm
Thu 20 January at 9:00pm
Fri 21 January at 9:00pm
Sat 22 January at 9:00pm


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abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual)
animal cruelty and/or death
death and/or dying
climate anxiety

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


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19 January 9:00pm 9:00pm Book now
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