ADC Theatre Workshop

Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS

NB: The ADC is closed for refurbishment until September 2018.  Items may be borrowed by prior arrangement but no set building space is currently available. 

The ADC Theatre has a small but well-equipped workshop under the main stage. This workshop can be used for free by any show that is performing at the theatre but access is by arrangement with the management (typically it's available after the previous show's get-in). Restrictions on workshop use apply during an hour of quiet time on Sunday morning and during the dress rehearsal of other shows using the venue. The workshop can't be used during performances of other shows for anything other than quiet painting (at the descretion of the duty manager) because any sound carries up to the stage.

It may be possible to arrange additional time in the workshop by negotiation with the theatre management and the preceding shows, but this is not guaranteed and is very much dependent on how much space is needed by those other shows.

The workshop is equipped with a large selection of hand tools and power tools, though the power tools can only be used by people who have received training in their operation by the theatre management.  Staff are usually happy to provide training by prior arrangement, and you should contact the ADC Theatre for more information about this.

There is also a collection of stock flats, drapes, furniture, and metrodeck/treads that may be used for free by shows performing at the theatre. A very small amount of this stock is available to hire, at cost, for use in other venues.  In both instances you should contact the ADC Theatre for more information about what's available.  Technical information is available on the theatre's website.