ADC Theatre
Tue 3 - Sat 7 March
Marlowe Society

King Lear

William Shakespeare

Aging patriarch and CEO Lear divides his thriving business empire among his three daughters. Requiring only their professions of love for him as evidence of their proficiency, Cordelia fails the test and is ruthlessly disinherited, leaving Regan and Goneril to their own devices. Meanwhile, Edmund, the illegitimate son of Gloucester, Lear’s business partner, chases what he believes to be his rightful inheritance. Deceiving his half-brother Edgar, and driving his father to the brink of madness, he seeks to right what nature has wronged. The very essence of family is called into question when fortunes are on the line.


Tue 3 March at 7:45pm
Wed 4 March at 7:45pm
Thu 5 March at 7:45pm
Fri 6 March at 7:45pm
Sat 7 March at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £9–£11, WED/THU £10–£14, FRI/SAT £11–£15

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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3 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets
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7 March 7:45pm 7:45pm Buy tickets