Organisation Details


We do it on stage!

Welcome to the only Theatre Performance society on campus!

In the Reading University Drama Society we foster a creative network of talented and passionate students who love making and watching theatre. With nine productions a year there are so many oppurtunities to get involved in whatever aspect of theatre interests you with t a variety of opportunities to hone your theatrical skills and develop new talents. Our members direct, produce, act, sing, dance, design costumes, stage manage and run our technical equipment, producing some great on-campus entertainment for students, by students. 

No prior experience is necessary as our workshops are set up with the aim to encourage people to find new aspects of theatre to try out. We run workshops in playwriting, musial theatre, improvisation as well as technical aspects.

Last year we had over 130 members! There is always something going on in RUDS to get involved in, whether a production, workshops or a social. Come and see us at Freshers' Fayre to meet our committee and find out what RUDS can do for you! 

If you can't make us, feel free to message us on facebook, instagram or send us an email!

RUDS has been consistently recognised as one of the top societies on campus: being accredited a 5 star recognition award at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 RUSU Society Awards. We've also won Best Production in 2016 for our 24 Hour Charity Musical: Oliver, Most Dedicated Society Member in 2017 and Best Charity Performance in 2018 for our first annual Performing Arts Showcase!

Upcoming events

SPRING PLAY - Doctor Faustus 5th + 6th of March

SPRING MUSICAL - Chicago 17th + 19th + 20th of March


Contact us:

Send us an email or check out our facebook page to find out more information on how you can get involved:

Join us on Facebook @!/group.php?gid=2218085283

Follow us on Twitter @RUDSdrama

Check out our website:

Follow us on instagram: @ruds_reading


Previous RUDS shows: 

Date Night (2018) Directed by Maisie Welch 


Road (2018) Directed by Patrick O'Callaghan


Much ado About Nothing (2019) Directed by Emma Louise-Smith and Izzy Carney 

Our House (2019) Directed by Ben Carter 


RUDS Cabaret Night (2019) Directed by Rebecca Penn and Em Rayson 


24 Hour Musical: High School Musical 2 (2019) Directed by Cat Lane, Amy Hubbard, Lily Ingleton and Erin Karn 

The Visitors (2019) Directed by Sam Buss 

Who Killed Bambi? (2019) Directed by Anna Ryan 

One Night in October (2019) Directed by Tom Sparrow 

Night Clubbing (2019) Directed by Maisie Welch 


RUDS Art Showcase (2019) Directed by Em Rayson


  • Drama Student Membership£15.15
  • Drama Non-Student Membership£20.15


  • RUDS Water Bottle£6.15
  • RUDS Grey Sweatshirt£15.15
  • RUDS Black T-Shirt£5.15



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No elections are currently running.

Committee members


Welfare Officer


Technical Consultant

Social Secretary

Musical Theatre Consultant



Marketing Officer

Creative Consultant