ADC Theatre
Sat 18 September

Cambridge Festival of Drama - Sat 18th Sep

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

To get a £24 Festival season ticket, put a ticket from all three performances in your basket, and the discount will apply automatically.

Please click on the words 'Content Warnings' above to see a list of content notes for the show.

Shows Being Performed:

  • Macbeth (abridged) by William Shakespeare, presented by Swavesey Village College
  • Theatrical Digs by Jean McConnell, presented by Quay Productions

Join us for a celebration of amateur drama – 7 short plays by drama groups from Cambridge and around, and this year from farther afield too! Everyone will be striving to present their best work, which our professional adjudicator will comment upon and judge which is the best overall dramatic achievement. Will you pick the winner? Might you spot up and coming young stars of theatre?

Comedy, drama, theatre classics, new writing – the programme is wide and varied! You’ll find a full listing on

Meet your friends in the bar afterwards and exchange opinions over a drink or two . . . . be an adventurous theatregoer and come to the Cambridge Festival of Drama!



ADC Theatre



First play:

- Death

- Witches

- Blood

- Stage fighting

- Flashing lights

- Smoke

Second play:

- No Content Warnings

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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