Address: Park Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB58AS
Region: Cambridgeshire, East of England
Contact Name: Jamie Rycroft
Phone: 01223 359547
Membership required for auditioning?: no
Membership required for participation?: yes
Does the society run a youth group?: no
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The ADC Theatre is Britain’s oldest University playhouse. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn.
The coaching inn stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today, suffering harder times when the advent of rail travel badly affected business. By the beginning of the 1850s, most of the inn was owned by William Ekin, a brewer and wine merchant. In 1855 Ekin let the CUADC two upstairs rooms, which were accessible from Park Street or through the back entrance on Jesus Lane.
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