Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Summer Camp

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club has 160 years old of experience.

Top faculties will be provided for the workshop

A platform for passionate students who love drama and performing

Developing self-confidence, inspiring enthusiasm and exploring your potential

Date: 4th, Aug. - 10th, Aug 2020 (7 days)

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club has 160 years old of experience.

Top faculties will be provided for the workshop
A platform for passionate students who love drama andperforming
Developing self-confidence, inspiring enthusiasm and exploringyour potential
Date:5th, Aug. to 11th, Aug 2019 (7 days)

Programme Introduction

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

—— William Shakespeare

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club(


Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club
The Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) is the oldest student dramatic society in the country. Founded in 1855, the club now supports over 50 productions a year in Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and on tour. This year, the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club is going to work with ASDAN China to offer high school summer dramatic programs. Chinese students will be able to enjoy some of the best English dramatic education right here in China. CUADC offers an intensive, hands-on, and total immersion approach to learning. In this course, students not only learn acting skills in English, they also gain relevant English classic drama knowledge. Students will come from all over China to learn and work together, creating a rich exchange of ideas, which builds a network for their graduates.


Teaching Faculty

Ruby Morris

Politics and International Relations
Hi! My name is Ruby, and I’m graduating in Politics and International Relations this summer. Before I started at Cambridge, I studied Theatre Arts for a year at East 15 Acting School in London, and while at university I’ve acted in, directed, produced and assisted with around twenty plays and short films. I’ve also been Co-President of the Marlowe Society this year, and I’ve taken part in theatre training workshops with companies like Gecko, Hoopla and Make Trouble. I’m really excited to be in Shanghai this summer, and I’d love to chat with you all!

Holly Mackinlay

I am a second year student at Cambridge studying History. I specialise in 20th century diplomatic relations, and my current research focus is the role of women in espionage and intelligence gathering. Theatre is something I have always been passionate about; before university, I received formal and informal training from several leading UK drama schools including RADA, and have experience working with devised, physical, and European theatre. I have shared these experiences within workshop programs in England and America. At university I’ve become more interested in directing and using my performance experience to inform new and exciting stories. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get started!

Anna Clare

Hi I’m Anna and I’m a second-year historian at Cambridge University, currently specializing in ancient and modern political thought. I am super excited to be part of the ASDAN theatre workshop project in China, as I would love to see and know more about Chinese history and I have always been passionate about theatre and sharing skills with others! My especial interest is in musical theatre, which has brought me so much joy over the years- from seeing shows to performing in them-and I would love nothing more than to share this love and encourage others to give it a try! I have performed in shows at Cambridge and many ‘bar nights’, where performers can choose a musical theatre song of their choice according to a certain theme. Last year I volunteered as part of the Rickshaw Theatre project, taking theatre workshops to children in schools and NCOs from disadvantaged areas in India and Nepal. It was a hugely rewarding experience being able to help students build their confidence through acting and singing, and also to be able to learn from them and their culture.

Sara Hazemi

English Literature
Hi! I’m Sara and I’m a second-year English student at Cambridge. I fell in love with the theatre from a young age, and studying at Cambridge has only nurtured that passion. I’ve trained with the National Youth Theatre on their senior summer course as well as a masterclass in Shakespeare, and have informally trained with the Cambridge Imprimaturs in the skill of improvised comedy. I’ve been involved with 20 projects at university, from Shakespeare to improv to acting for screen. My most recent projects include a tour of ‘Othello’ around Europe, directing ‘Comic Sans Men’, an all-female non-binary comedy show, and I’m currently preparing for the Cambridge Greek Play: Oedipus at Colonus. I can’t wait to meet you all and get started!

Alex Ridley

History and Philosophy of Science
I am a third year student studying the History and Philosophy of Science. Before university I had a great interest in acting but since coming to Cambridge I have discovered a love of making theatre happen - this means that I have stage-managed and produced various shows as well as doing some more wacky behind-the-scenes things: my credits include titles such as Pyrotechnician and Flying Director! Last year I co-planned a two week tour of Much Ado About Nothing around Europe, and I am currently CUADC President for 2018-2019.

Isadora Dooley Hunter

English Literature
My name is Dora and I’m a third-year English student at Cambridge! I’ve done a lot of behind-the-scenes work in theatre whilst I’ve been at Cambridge, but my degree means I’ve been able to study theatre and drama a lot too (my dissertation is on the performance of translation in Irish theatre!). When I was younger, I did some professional acting work for BBC Radio and trained with the National Youth Theatre. At uni, I’ve toured around Europe with a Shakespeare production and spent two summers at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, putting on shows on an open-air stage carved into the cliff. I can’t wait to come to China in the summer and get started!



Certificate of Completion by CUADC

Certificate of Completion by CUADC
Expressive Art Certificate by ASDAN
Students performance in the end

Application Information


4th, Aug. - 10th, Aug. 2020 (7 days)





Who can apply?

  • High school students who are passionate about drama and performing
  • Students who wish to apply for an art major or to study abroad
  • Students who have a good English level from being taught in English

Admission Quota

60 Secondary School Students


15th, July 2020

Contact Us

  • East China: Miss Lu 18616670667 or Ms Gong 18816677009
  • North and Northeast China: Misss Xu 13240079063
  • South China: Miss Li 0755-86728071/18820908247
  • Southwest and Central China: Miss Zheng 18615788720
  • Institution Cooperation: Ms Zhuang 18810699665

Refund Policy

If, for some reason, a student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please notify us in writing before July 15th, 2020 and 25% of registration fee and logistic fee will be deducted. If after July 16th, 2020, 75% registration fee and all logistic fee will be charged. Attention: No Refund is allowed after the start of the project.