About The Club
The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. You can find out about some past members of Footlights and read the more detailed history of the club.
Based in the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, Footlights puts on four main shows each year - the pantomime, the new comedy festival, the spring revue, and the national tour show in the summer, which goes to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
But as well as all that, Footlights stages an hour of original sketches and stand-up every fortnight at the ADC. These informal evenings are called Smokers and are unique to Footlights in that no other student comedy society rigorously encourages such frequent new writing. The sketches for Smokers are never recycled for use in the main shows.