The ADC Bar has reopened this Summer for pre-show and interval drinks.

Pre-show and interval drinks can be ordered at the bar upon arrival at the theatre and up to five minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin. You can have your drink inside the Bar or in the auditorium.

During the interval, you will be able to pick up your interval order or buy a drink or snack from the Bar, to be consumed either inside the Bar or auditorium.

You can even buy one of our delicious Beechdean interval ice creams before you arrive at the theatre. Simply add an ice cream to your basket when buying your ticket online and bring along your print-at-home ice cream voucher to the bar counter or to one of our ice cream collection points. A wide range of flavours are on offer subject to availability.

In order to speed up our service, a slightly reduced menu will be available which can be viewed at the bottom of this webpage. This will include a range of beers and ciders on tap and our house wines supplied by the Cambridge Wine Merchants. A selection of soft drinks and spirits and mixers will also be available.

We recommend that all customers wear face coverings while in the ADC Theatre, except for temporarily removing them to eat or drink.

Payment should be by card or contactless only. Cash payments will not be available.

All drinks will be served in reusable plastic receptacles which should be left by your seat or outside of the auditorium after the show.

ADC Friends and Fellows will be able to continue to enjoy exclusive discounts on all drinks and snacks from the bar, as well as £1 off ice creams. To find out more about joining our membership programme, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

What drink options will be available?

The ADC Theatre’s bar will be serving a limited range of alcoholic and soft beverages as well as snacks, for customers to enjoy in the theatre during the show. The reduced menu is available to view on this webpage.

How do I get a discount at the bar?

ADC Friends are eligible for a 10% discount on bar purchases, with ADC Fellows eligible for a 15% discount. All ADC members and CUADC members are eligible for £1 off interval ice creams. Simply show your membership card when placing your order and we will be happy to apply the discount for you.

How do I order drinks for the interval?

You can ask to order drinks for the interval when you arrive at the Bar before the show. Your order will then be available to pick up from the designated collection point in the bar during the interval.

Can I visit the bar if I am not seeing that evening’s show?

The bar will only be open for ticketed customers, and will only be open before the show and during the interval.

Can I remove my face covering in the theatre?

We recommend that face coverings are worn at all times in the venue and can only be temporarily removed when seated in the auditorium to drink beverages bought from the bar. We kindly ask that all customers replace their face covering as soon as possible when not eating or drinking.

Can I sit in the bar to eat or drink my purchase?

There will be tables available for you to sit in to eat or drink either before the show or during the interval.

Can I order an ice cream for the interval?

Our delicious interval ice creams supplied by Beechdean are back! These can be pre-ordered before the show and can also be purchased from the bar counter. Please be aware that flavours are subject to availability and we cannot guarantee the availability of any specific flavour at the point of ordering.