Howard Theatre
Thu 5 - Sat 7 March
Downing Dramatic Society

A Festival of New Writing

Lati Gutta & Matt Paul

The theatrical jewel in the DDS crown is its annual 'A Festival of New Writing', established in 2014 and it is now a central and extremely prestigious feature of the Cambridge drama scene; and its back again this year!

Students of all disciplines and from every Cambridge college submit one-act plays and nine are chosen to be performed over the three nights of the Festival. At the end of each evening, the playwrights are invited to join a panel of top theatre practitioners to discuss their work-in-progress and take questions from the audience. Everyone plays a part.

'A Festival of New Writing' is a brilliant way to experience original, entertaining and highly relevant student written theatre in the beautiful Howard Theatre in Downing College. So don't miss out on an evening that brings both a dramatic spectacle and a unique learning experience together for an entertaining night of Cambridge theatre.


Thu 5 March at 7:30pm
Fri 6 March at 7:30pm
Sat 7 March at 7:30pm


100 minutes


Howard Theatre


£6 Adults, £4 Student and Concessions

All visitors are kindly requested to report to the Porters’ Lodge. This can be found on the left-hand side as you walk through the main College gates on Regent Street.

The Howard Theatre Stalls are located on the first floor and the Theatre Gallery is on the second floor. Lift access is available to all floors.


Parking is not generally available to those attending a show in the College. Limited spaces are available for Disabled Blue Badge Holders only which must  be booked in advance of the show with the Porters’ Lodge on 01223  334800.


The Howard Theatre
Downing College
Regent Street
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5 March 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx Buy tickets
6 March 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx Buy tickets
7 March 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx 7:30pm – 9:10pm approx Buy tickets