ADC Theatre
Thu 30 May - Sat 8 June
Festival Players

The Producers

Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Winner of a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards, The Producers is Mel Brooks' story of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich quick by putting on the worst musical ever written.

They will raise two million dollars to finance the show, take the money, and then head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. With tap-dancing Nazis and the worst director in town, the show is a sure-fire flop.

The Producers is a show like no other: a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its inception.

This production is recommended for ages 12 and over.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI


Thu 30 May at 7:45pm
Fri 31 May at 7:45pm
Sat 1 June at 2:30pm
Sat 1 June at 7:45pm
Tue 4 June at 7:45pm
Wed 5 June at 7:45pm
Thu 6 June at 7:45pm
Fri 7 June at 7:45pm
Sat 8 June at 2:30pm
Sat 8 June at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


OPENING NIGHT £13.50-£17.00, ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES £15.50-£19.00

flashing images; discrimination and bigotry (including caricatures of homosexuality, sexist/ageist content and references to Nazism); war; mental illness; frequent strong language; crude humour

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. Further information can be found here.

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.

The Park Street car park, which is typically used by customers of the ADC Theatre, is closed until August 2024. We recommend that you park in the Grand Arcade car park (10 minute walk) or the Castle Hill car park (15 minute walk). Parking in City Council car parks is free after 6pm. You can find out more information here.


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