ADC Theatre
Tue 8 - Sat 12 February
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society


Jonathan Larson

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Loosely based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème, RENT is a Pulitzer Prize and four-time Tony award-winning musical that follows a year in the life of a group of struggling young artists living in Manhattan’s East Village.

Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life when HIV-positive, while the lawyer Joanne seeks loyalty from her flirtatious performance artist girlfriend Maureen.

The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and heart-breaking portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

This performance is recommended for audiences aged 12+

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


Tue 8 February at 7:45pm
Wed 9 February at 7:45pm
Thu 10 February at 7:45pm
Fri 11 February at 7:45pm
Sat 12 February at 2:30pm
Sat 12 February at 7:45pm


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abuse (physical, mental, verbal, sexual)
self-harm and/or other intentional self-injury
death and/or dying
mental illness
discrimination and/or bigotry (racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia)
drugs/alcohol/substance abuse
police brutality
Frequent explicit mention of HIV/AIDS
references to suicide

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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