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Basement bar and performance venue

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Romantic Poetry After Dark

The Footlight Cellars
Wednesday 8th February

Students Only

Week Five Blues After Dark

The Footlight Cellars
Wednesday 15th February

Students Only

Life Drawing After Dark II

The Footlight Cellars
Wednesday 22nd February

Students Only

Indie After Dark

The Footlight Cellars
Wednesday 1st March

Students Only

A hidden gem
in the heart of
the city

A basement bar and performance venue with a mission of fostering, encouraging, and promoting creativity and culture in the heart of Cambridge.

The start of something great

Inspired by what originated in the basement of the Cambridge Union in the 1960’s as the Cambridge Footlights, one of Britain’s oldest student sketch comedy groups, The Footlight Cellars aims to provide a space for creative minds to meet and collaborate.

  • Jazz nights
  • Comedy clubs
  • Live music
  • Talks
  • Spoken word
  • Events

Laugh out
loud moments

Become a
member today.

Join Cambridge’s largest student society today for the opportunity to see world-class speakers and debaters as well as many other member benefits.

The Cambridge Union Crest Logo

Membership Portal
currently undergoing maintenance

Our Membership Portal is currently undergoing maintenance.

Existing Members – Please note the membership site is still under maintenance and having minor issues, to proceed log in here: Member’s Log In, alternatively check back soon.

Prospective Memberships – If you are looking to become a member, please try back again shortly, or alternatively email info@cus.org

*Memberships are also available to buy at reception.