ADC Theatre
Tue 28 March - Sat 1 April
Corkscrew Theatre Company


David Sear

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

HORROX: A forgotten Cambridge hero

Jeremiah Horrocks came to Emmanuel College in 1632 at the age of just fifteen to study the stars. By the time he was 22 he had changed the way in which we see the Universe. Tragically and mysteriously, he was also dead….and then forgotten.

Horrox brings this tragi-comic Cambridge hero back to life and to the stage to celebrate a young astronomer who became the first human to observe the Transit of Venus and answer one of humanity’s greatest mysteries: what is our place in the Universe?

This production is recommended for ages 12 and above.

Photography by Rainee Lee Tubbs-Colacurio


Tue 28 March at 7:45pm
Wed 29 March at 7:45pm
Thu 30 March at 7:45pm
Fri 31 March at 7:45pm
Sat 1 April at 2:30pm
Sat 1 April at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE–THU £11–£14, FRI–SAT £13–£16

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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.


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