Organisation Details


We do it on stage!

In the Reading University Drama Society we foster a creative network of talented and passionate students who love making and watching theatre. With up to eight productions a year, you’ll get a variety of opportunities to hone your theatrical skills and develop new talents. Our members direct, produce, act, sing, dance, design costumes and run our technical equipment, producing some great on-campus entertainment for students, by students. 

Alongside our productions, we offer a variety of workshops, great theatre trips and awesome socials. Our 'Make-a-Scene' and 'Musical Theatre' workshops allow you to try your hand at different acting styles and theatre genres, acting in scenes from a variety of plays, devising your own pieces and workshopping muscial numbers.  We also run technical theatre workshops throughout the year, to compliment our extremely talented tech team!. 

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

Autumn Term 

Freshers Fayre: Wednesday 26th September (10am-4pm)

RUDS First Meeting: Tuesday 2nd October (6pm-7pm)

White T Shirt Social: Thursday 11th October (Meet in Park Bar at 7pm)



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


The Importance of Being Frank (Edinburgh Fringe 2017) dir. Erin Karn

Sunflowers (Small Autumn 2017) dir. Kirsten Lees

The Crucible (Big Autumn 2017) dir. Huw Smallwood

The Performing Arts Showcase (Annual Charity Show 2017) dir. Rebecca Penn

Scouting for Boys (Inter-Univerisity Drama Festival 2017) dir. Becca King

Macbeth (Spring Play 2018) dir. Gareth Morgan

Spring Awakening (Spring Musical 2018) dir. Hettie Cole

Grease (24 Hour Charity Musical 2018) dir. Jenny Williams, Ross Peters & Riddell Erridge


  • Drama Student Membership£10.15
  • Drama Non-Student Membership£15.15




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