Booking Information

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Booking Online

You can book commission-free for any of our events online. Your account and basket are shared across our two sites ( and

If you have a hearing, sight or mobility impairment, please contact the box office. For more information about venue accessibility please visit our Access page.

If you experience any problems with online booking, please see our help page, email or call the Box Office on 01223 300085.

Box Office

The ADC Box Office is open Monday - Saturday 1pm - 6pm. Tickets can be bought in person or over the phone on 01223 300085. There are no booking charges.

On The Door

Tickets will be available to book on the door for our shows, subject to availability.


Show Programmes

Show programmes for select productions can be purchased from the Box Office, at the Bar or from our front of house stewards.

Ice Cream

Our ice creams are £3 for regular customers, and £2 for ADC Friends, ADC Fellows and CUADC members.

Terms and Conditions

All tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged for an alternative performance of the same production subject to availability, or refunded to credit on your Box Office account to be used against future bookings at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom.

Our full Terms and Conditions can be read here.

Student Bursary Discount

Students from the University of Cambridge in receipt of either a University or a College bursary are eligible to apply for a discount on tickets for student shows at the ADC Theatre or at the Corpus Playroom. For more information and to apply, please complete the below form.

Group Bookings

When booking a group of ten online, your tenth ticket will be automatically discounted. For group sizes larger than ten, we recommend booking in advance through the Box Office. You should email if you wish to pay via invoice. We can sometimes offer additional group booking discounts, including free educator tickets, for school group bookings. Some of our productions may also be able to offer a pre-show talk for educational groups. Enquiries should be directed to the Theatre Manager on

More Information

Tickets for shows at the ADC Theatre are sold from a reserved seating plan with the exception of some lateshows and special events.

Seating is in a single area split into two sections and raked throughout. Row J is on the aisle, and while there is more legroom, it is on the same level as Row I and so your view may be slightly restricted.

Concessions are usually offered for Students, Under 16s, Senior Citizens, Jobseekers, University of Cambridge Alumni, current University of Cambridge staff and holders of Council Leisure Card A and the Cambridge Visitor Card. Valid ID must always be shown when buying a concessionary ticket.

Customers are welcome to check with the box office to see if there have been any returned tickets. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

We do not keep a waiting list for sold-out events. The best way to guarantee tickets is to book in advance.

I can't remember my password

When you come to log in (either when you've selected your tickets, or by clicking on 'My Account' on the right hand side of your screen) enter your email address in the specified field and then click where it asks underneath.

I can't remember the email address I signed up with

Please call our box office on 01223 300085, and our staff will be able to tell you your username (email address), and reset your password if necessary.

I can't log in or select seats

To use our online booking facility, you'll need to allow the and cookies. (A cookie is the way that the computer remembers who you are.)

In Internet Explorer you can do this by clicking TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > PRIVACY > SITES. Type and click ALLOW. Then type and click ALLOW. This will not affect your security for other websites.

In Safari go to SAFARI > PREFERENCES and click on the Privacy Tab. If your preferences are set to block cookies 'always', any problems should be resolved if you change this to 'never' or 'third parties and advertisers'.

In Mozilla Firefox you can do this by clicking TOOLS > OPTIONS > PRIVACY. Change the drop-down box to 'Use Custom Settings for History' and click EXCEPTIONS. Type adctheatre into the box and click ALLOW. Then type in and click ALLOW. This will not affect your security for other websites.

We are aware that users of Internet Explorer 6 and below are not able to display our booking system correctly. Please use another browser or upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer.

If this does not help please contact us with details of the error and your browser settings.

What does the little ‘i’ on all of the seats on the seating plan mean?

The ‘i’ figure on the seats is an information note. If you hover over the seats (or press and hold the seats on a smartphone or tablet the following message will be displayed: “Please be aware that the layout of this seating plan does not reflect the actual layout of the auditorium. Seats will be assigned on a first come first served basis upon arrival.”

The online booking system won't accept my card

We know of some cards that our Merchant Services provider won't accept; for example we cannot accept American Express or cards with a foreign billing address. Please call our Box Office on 01223 300085, or use a different card.

Can I log out once I've booked my tickets?

Yes, under the 'My Account' heading on the right hand side of your screen you will see a link that says 'Login/Logout'. Simply click this and you will be taken to a page which will either provide a 'Logout' button, or, if you are not logged in then will ask for your login details.

Can I book student/concessionary tickets online?

Yes. When you've selected your show and group size you will have the ability to choose which type each ticket should be.

Why is there a limit on the number of tickets I can buy online?

We want to discourage people buying and reselling our tickets. Also, if you are buying a large number of tickets, we can offer a group discount for certain performances. Please call our box office.

Your frequently asked questions haven't helped me. What else can I do?

Please call our Box Office on 01223 300085 and our staff will try and help you with the online booking process. Please do communicate problems with us, as that will help us make changes for the future. For less urgent issues, or if the box office is closed, please e-mail with your query.