Under Construction – Student Scratch Night

In light of the government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, the New Adelphi Theatre will now be closed until further notice.

We understand how disappointed our audiences will be, but the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, audiences and artists is of the utmost importance to us. 

If you have any questions please complete our contact form, and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible. Do not contact Box Office. Please bear with us; we are a small team and will process refunds to patrons as soon as possible. Once refunds have been actioned, transactions may take 2-4 working days.

We’ll be keeping our audiences up to date via our website and social media channels as to when we may be able to reschedule events.

Thank you for your patience and continued support during this difficult time.

‘Under Construction’ is a scratch night showcase of original theatre/performance works-in-progress, created and performed by University of Salford students.

If you are interested in watching contemporary performance and new talent, come along, enjoy, give feedback to the creators and support the future of theatre-makers.


Written and directed by Joe Greenaway.

‘Sometimes we all need a little space’.

‘Space!’ follows the story of Captain MacDonald and his crew of farmyard animals as they travel around the galaxy in a spaceship.


Written and directed by Elizabeth Todd.

Catherine, 17, an extremely individual aspiring actress, feels like an outcast. Her constant companion is Dee, a figure who follows Catherine through her adolescence and offers her interesting advice on how to get through it in one piece.

‘Yellow Tights’ is a play about discovering personal identity, the struggles of being an artist and mental health.


Written and directed by Will Main.

What happens in the everyday life of a psychic? Will their powers get them into sticky situations? Will people find out that they’re actually a fraud? Who knows, I haven’t gotten that far yet.


Written and performed by Joel Conlon and Chris Woods.

‘Man Up Man Down’ is a dark comedy about two old school friends and now colleagues Andy Clarkson and Richard Hadrian. The play explores Andy’s depression and the effects of mental health within schools and a working environment, through a comic perspective.

Warnings: Ages 18+. Contains strong language, violent scenes, emotional triggers (depression, anxiety). 

Admission: Free.


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New Adelphi University Rd
Salford M5 4BR