ADC Theatre
Wed 13 - Sun 17 December
Cambridge Theatre Company

Beauty and the Beast

Anna Ledwich and Richard Taylor

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

You may think you know the story, but Director, Sarah Ingram, has a few surprises in store in this brand-new version adapted from the original fairy tale by Anna Ledwich, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor.

A foolish prince cursed to a life alone in a castle; a kind and beautiful girl who asks her father for nothing but a rose. One must learn to love and be loved in return, the other needs to realise there’s more than meets the eye. It’s a tale of magic, compassion and love, full of enchanting characters, marvellous musical numbers and some deliciously scary moments, guaranteed to delight the whole family.

This production is recommended for ages 7 and over.


Wed 13 December at 7:30pm
Thu 14 December at 7:30pm
Fri 15 December at 7:30pm
Sat 16 December at 2:30pm
Sat 16 December at 7:30pm
Sun 17 December at 1:00pm
Sun 17 December at 5:30pm


ADC Theatre


WED-THU £13-£16, FRI–SUN £15-£18

jump scare

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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13 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
14 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
15 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
16 December 2:30pm 2:30pm Book now
16 December 7:30pm 7:30pm Book now
17 December 1:00pm 1:00pm Book now
17 December 5:30pm 5:30pm Book now