We're the largest and oldest student drama society in Cambridge and the resident company at the ADC Theatre.

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The Amateur Dramatic Club has been the starting place of many well-known figures in the theatre industry both on and off stage. We have a fantastic list of past members – four of five directors of the National Theatre are CUADC alumni.

We try to keep our alumni up to date with our activity and to put current students in touch with people working in theatre.

If you are an alumnus of Cambridge theatre, then we would love you to join our mailing list here so that we can keep in touch.

Our Alumni include:

Morwenna Banks, Simon Russell Beale, Eleanor Bron, David Buck, Jonathon Cake, Tony Church, Christian Coulson, Julie Covingron, Julian Curry, Sam Dastor, Kate Duchene, Robin Ellis, Stephen Fry, John Grilo, Roger Hammond, Phyllida Hancock, Terrence Hardiman, Tom Hollander, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Derek Jacobi, Simon Jones, Richard Kay, Christopher Luscombe, Miriam Margolyes, Daniel Massey, Sir Ian McKellen, Poppy Miller, Michael Pennington, Bryan Pringle, Corin Redgrace, Sir Michael Redgrave, John Shrapnel, Clive Swift, Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Justine Waddell, Ian Wallace, Bill Wallis, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Mark, Wing-Davey, Peter Woodthorpe, Sarah Woodward, David Yelland, Hannah Yelland

Michael Apted, Annabel Arden, John Barton, John Boorman, Jez Butterworth, Richard Cottrel, Declan Donnellan, Dominic Dromgoole, Mark Elder, Sir Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears, Malcom Griffiths, Sir Peter Hall, Carev Harrison, Nicholas Hytner, David Jones, Jonathon Kent, Nicolas Kent, Jonathon Lynn, John Madden, Simon McBurney, Michael McCaffrey, Sam Mendes, Roger Mitchell, Robin Midgley, Jonathon Miller, Mike Newell, Trevor Nunn, Tony Palmer, Clive Perry, Steven Pimlott, David Poutney, George Rylands, Iain Softley, Tim Supple, John Trademan, Chris Weitz, Peter Wood, Tim Sullivan.

Douglas Adams, Clive Anderson, Mary Allen, William Allen, Cecil Beaton, Timothy Birdsall, Michael Birkett, Howard Brenton, David Brierley, AS Byatt, Alistair Cooke, Margaret Drabble, Sir John Drummond, Anthony Everitt, Julian Fellowes, Peter Fincham, Michael Frayn, Sir David Frost, Bamber Gascoigne, Mel Giedroye, Germaine Greer, Lee Hall, Nick Hancock, Sir David Hare, Norman Hartnell, Peter Hemmings, Clive James, Nathan Joseph, Chris Kelly, Tom Kempinski, Duncan Kenworthy, Raymond Leppard, Graham Marchant, Denis Marks, Matthew Mitchell, Jonathan James Moore, William Nicholson, Timothy O’Brien, Gary O’Connor, Bill Oddie, Nick Ormerod, Sue Perkins, Julian Pettifer, Jan Pienkowski, Sylvia Plath, Simon Relph, Tom Rosenthal, Nick Salmon, Peter Samuelson, James Sargant, Anthony Shaffer, Peter Shaffer, Julian Slade, Philip Steadman, Richard Stilgoe, Guy Woolfenden, Sir John Tooley, John Tusa, Michael Winner