ADC Theatre
Tue 10 - Sat 14 December

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens, adapted by Barry Brown

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Ebenezer Scrooge is a grumpy, miserly man who hates Christmas. His reaction to the festive season is “Bah Humbug!” One freezing cold Christmas Eve night he’s haunted by three ghosts. Will they change his life forever and will he eventually learn the true meaning of family and Christmas?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a well-established part of Christmas and has played a large part in inventing the Christmas that we know today. A parade of much loved characters lives on in a story that combines ghostly events, moral encouragement, whimsical fantasy and lively comedy.

This production is suitable for ages 8 and over.


Tue 10 December at 7:45pm
Wed 11 December at 7:45pm
Thu 12 December at 7:45pm
Fri 13 December at 7:45pm
Sat 14 December at 2:30pm
Sat 14 December at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £12–£16, FRI–SAT £14–£18

supernatural, ghosts

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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10 December 7:45pm 7:45pm Book now
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14 December 2:30pm 2:30pm Book now
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