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 PROPOSAL MEETING-- Mon 2nd December, 7pm Van Emden Lecture Theatre

Spring Play Auditions-- Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th, 6pm Location TBC

Spring Musical Auditions-- Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th, 6pm Location TBC 

Christmas Formal -- 8th Decemeber, Meadow Suite



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 @ http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=2218085283

Follow us on Twitter @RUDSdrama

Check out our website: http://www.ruds.co.uk/

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£15.15
  • Drama Non-Student Membership£20.15



  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' Members Ticket 27/11/19£6.15
  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' General Admissions 27/11/19£8.15
  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' Members Ticket 28/11/19£6.15
  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' Members Ticket 29/11/19£6.15
  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' General Admissions 28/11/19£8.15
  • RUDS 'Night Clubbing' General Admissions 29/11/19£8.15


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No elections are currently running.

Committee members


Welfare Officer


Technical Consultant

Social Secretary

Musical Theatre Consultant




Creative Consultant