The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show

Comedy (sketch show)

  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 18:30
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Cambridge Footlights
  • Warnings and additional info: This show will contain strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


This year, 'the most renowned sketch troupe of them all' (Independent) will again be embarking on an exceptional world tour, performing to over 20,000 across two continents. The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous student comedy society who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors. Join the Footlights for an hour of brand-new sketch comedy written by five of the finest up-and-coming comedians in Cambridge, and get ready to watch the Footlights' tour take the world by storm!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Richard Heis 25 days ago

Enthusiastic and energetic but the material is very weak considering the incredible talent elsewhere

SARAH 28 days ago

Good fun. It's just a bit zany and light hearted, harmless humour!!! Enjoyed it.

John French 30 days ago

I wasn’t expecting much after reading some of the reviews - but my advice would be to ignore the couple of poor reviews! This was a brilliantly written, but even better better performed fast paced collection of very funny sketches. The “gentrification” sketch in particular appealed. The five performers are so gifted. One plays a guitar very well, they can sing, dance and the faces they pull just add to the comedy.
This should be sold out every night. Thank you very much for an amazing hour.

Claire Forrest 34 days ago

Enjoyable and definitely some funny moments for me but no belly laughs. Lots of energy and some fun slapstick in the middle.

Jane 35 days ago

A good fun show - witty and fast paced and some fabulous young talent.

Jess 37 days ago

So dull. Footlights has really lost its way over the past few years. The sketches lacked punchlines and it just felt like a lost bunch of loosely-tied jokes.

Aled Young 38 days ago

Sorry to say, but this was rubbish, someone should really tell them to re write it. Went in with high expectations, it is the footlights so you expect to be belly laughing but only about quarter of this was funny, and even that wasn't that funny.

Ian Buehring 40 days ago

Rather underwhelming and puerile. For me, I found maybe a quarter of the show funny but not the rest.

Jonathan 40 days ago

Engaging, funny, thoughtful, skilfully varied, clever and witty. The Footlights are back and as talented as you’d expect. Look out for the envelope gremlins!

Diana 40 days ago

This is such a fun, feel-good show. Lots to enjoy and keep remembering with a chuckle afterwards. Definitely worth a watch.

Charlotte 41 days ago

There is something for everyone in this show. A wide range of sketches all fun and perfectly silly. Particularly loved the Zumba sketch and the monzo one with the token male of the group bringing to life the realities of online banking…. So worth seeing!

Nicholas Cohen 42 days ago

A fun, high energy, slick and well-directed show with charismatic, talented and likeable performers.

The show is apparently evolving all the time with new material and sketches coming in and out - which keeps it fresh for everyone involved, including the audience.

My personal favourite sketch was the Zumba one but everyone will have their own. There are good running gags and also comedy musical talents on display.

Given Cambridge Footlights' track record - some of these performers will probably end up as famous TV personalities, so its fun to catch them now - right at the start...

Andrew 42 days ago

Very funny, musical sketches particularly entertaining!

James Robinson 44 days ago

Good fun and definitely worth seeing.

Rebecca 46 days ago

An enthusiastic confident cast -but sadly I found this rather lacking in zing. I’ve seen local schools’ “6th form end of year shows” demonstrate more creativity than this. So left feeling a tad underwhelmed. Maybe others will see what I didn’t.

Andy 46 days ago

What a great show. Full of fresh ideas and wit that comes at you at speed. Amazing energy and slick production. Some faces to watch here for the future.

Toby White 46 days ago

The two key markers for future success in any creative industry are novelty and variety. The Footlights cover both with the sheer breadth of humours encompassed within a single show. You will leave with your favourite sketches to talk about straight away, then find yourself quoting others days later, and you will definitely leave wanting more.

sue welland 48 days ago

What a fantastic surprise - excellent cast, great material, laugh-out-louds and where did the time go. Definitely, worth the time and money. Five stars from me.

Steve Bennett 48 days ago

Absolutely fantastic, The Footlights have managed it again! This show is so tight and filled with energy. Honestly had me laughing throughout. Absolutely deserves a watch!

Tansy Adam 48 days ago

Loved it! Great energy, feel good and light hearted!!!!! Would highly recommend.

Leah Pinter 48 days ago

Performers were incredibly energetic and talented. A real feel-good, fun watch!

Tom SC 49 days ago

Fairly good. Fun and creative. Not amazing.

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Theatre Travels 38 days ago

A lively hour of sketch from what could easily be the next generation of great comic performers, this show is definitely worth a watch.

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