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Freshers’ Week

CUADC is the focus for student dramatic activity in Cambridge, running workshops and encouraging participation in theatre. There are hundreds of opportunities to get involved in shows every year, and we’re always on the lookout for new people and fresh talent in our productions. Whether you’re interested in acting, directing, designing, managing, building, lighting, or crewing a show, new faces are always welcome, regardless of experience!

Introduction to Cambridge Theatre

Our ‘Introduction to Cambridge Theatre’ contains everything you need to know about the way theatre works in Cambridge, and explains how to get involved. You can collect your copy from the ADC Theatre, CUADC’s Freshers Fair stall at the Kelsey Kerridge or your college JCR. Alternatively you can download it here in full colour or text-only format.

The Relaxed Theatre Company has also produced a freshers’ guide to the theatre scene in Cambridge which you can access on their website. As a new initiative this year, CUADC has made a ‘Welcome to Cambridge Theatre’ video which you can view on our YouTube channel.

Get Involved Events

Come along to one of our events to find out how you can be a part of it.

  • CUSU Freshers’ Fair: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th October, 10am-4pm (Kelsey Kerridge)
  • Freshers’ Friday: Friday 6th October, 4pm-7pm (ADC Theatre) – more info
  • Technical Workshops: Every Saturday for Weeks 1-4 (ADC Theatre)
    • Stage Management, 1pm-2pm
    • Lighting, 2pm-3pm
    • Sound, 3pm-4pm
  • Stage Management Drop-in Sessions: Every other Sunday starting Week 4, 3pm (ADC Theatre Clubroom)
  • Production Drop-in Sessions: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October, 4pm-5pm (ADC Theatre Dressing Room 2)

Freshers’ Shows

CUADC are producing three Freshers’ Show this season:

  • The Ruling Class (ADC Theatre Mainshow)
  • Rabbit (ADC Theatre Lateshow)
  • The Memory of Water (Corpus Playroom Mainshow)

The Freshers’ Shows are performed, directed, produced, designed and crewed entirely by those new to Cambridge drama. To find our more come along to Freshers’ Friday!


One of the best ways to see as many shows as possible at Cambridge is to volunteer to steward at the ADC Theatre. Stewards help run the Front of House in the evenings: greeting audience members, selling programmes & ice-creams and overseeing admission to the auditorium. For more information, email getinvolved@adctheatre.com