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Cambridge University Library


The Footlights Illuminated

North and South Galleries (1st Floor of the University Library)

30 September 2023 – 14 March 2024

Monday – Friday 9am – 6:30pm

Saturday 9am – 4:30pm

Sunday closed

Visitors to the exhibition are welcome to enjoy the Library Tea-Room, open 9am-3pm Monday-Friday, and until 2pm on Saturdays.

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The Footlights is Cambridge University’s foremost comedy club, with a history dating back to 1883. Initially performing musical comedies around neighbouring villages, the student club today puts on sketch shows, stand-up nights, and an annual pantomime. This year marks the Footlights 150th anniversary. The exhibition explores the history and identity of the world-renowned comedy group, using digitised copies of the original archival material. 

Curated by members of the current Footlights.