ADC Theatre
Tue 5 - Sat 9 April
Between the Bars


Book by Enda Walsh; Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney

Winner of eight Tony Awards®, Once tells the unforgettable story of a Dublin street musician and a piano-playing Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story.

With an ensemble cast of local actor-musicians playing their instruments live on stage, Once is an uplifting, modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.

Featuring songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning song Falling Slowly, this spellbinding score will have you holding your breath from beginning to end.

This amateur production of Once is presented by an arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Europe).


Tue 5 April at 7:45pm
Wed 6 April at 7:45pm
Thu 7 April at 7:45pm
Fri 8 April at 7:45pm
Sat 9 April at 2:30pm
Sat 9 April at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre



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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