ADC Theatre
Wed 4 - Sat 7 December
Cambridge University Ballet Club

Scheherazade: The Tale of One Thousand and One Nights

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

This original ballet is set to Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic interpretation of the Arabic folktale. It features the story of Scheherazade, a courageous young woman determined to end this terrifying regime of a jaded and murderous Sultan by becoming his bride. For one thousand and one nights she tells tales to the Sultan and the audience, featuring the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor, Alaeddin and the Wonderful Lamp, and Ali Baba and the Forty Theives.


Wed 4 December at 11:00pm
Thu 5 December at 11:00pm
Fri 6 December at 11:00pm
Sat 7 December at 11:00pm


ADC Theatre


WED £6–£8, THU £7–£9, FRI/SAT £8–£10

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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4 December 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
5 December 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
6 December 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets
7 December 11:00pm 11:00pm Buy tickets