The ADC Theatre is located right in the centre of Cambridge and is owned by the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) ever since 1855 when they first formed. Not much is known of the building before this time, although it is documented to have been a coaching Inn. When the CUADC first came about, they would rent rooms in the Inn which is where performances would have also taken place. The club members had raised enough money to buy the freehold in 1882 and the building eventually became the ADC theatre.
The impressive building boasts an auditorium which holds 228 audience members. Sometimes a seat may be pressed down without anybody psychically sitting there! Strange phenomena has been reported by staff and visitors alike. Ever since the great fire in 1933 which completely gutted the entire building and the night when the poor homeless man very sadly lost his life.
It took 18 months to rebuild the Theatre and was reopened in 1935, remaining unchanged until a redevelopment program began in 2002. This resulted in major modifications and improvements to all public areas and the Theatre’s façade was also completely changed.
The Theatre is still very much loved and in regular use with two shows per evening all year round, except one month of the year.
Don’t miss the opportunity of participating in a unique ghost hunt at the ADC Theatre!