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. We aim to be an inclusive and creative space for all of our members. With a number of productions throughout the year there are so many opportunities to get involved in whatever aspect of theatre interests you, with 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 all RUDS events are set up with the aim to encourage people to find new aspects of theatre to try out. We run workshops in playwriting, musical theatre, improvisation as well as technical aspects.

Last year we had over 100 members! There is always something going on in RUDS to get involved in, whether a production, workshops or a social!

If you can't make it, 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 with the Gold Laurel and Recognition Award at the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 RUSU Society Awards. We've also recently been awarded;

2015-16: Production of the Year (24hr Musical - Oliver!), Class Clown 
2016-17: Most Dedicated Member of the Year 
2017-18: President of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year (The Performing Arts Showcase)
2018-19: Performance of the Year (Our House), Class Clown, Member of the Year 
2019-20: Trip of the Year (Edinburgh Fringe), Fundraiser of the Year (The Performing Arts Showcase), Most Dedicated Society Member, Most Dedicated Society

2020-21: Most Welfare Focused Committee Member, Most Supportive Society Member, Most Resilient Society


Upcoming events

Please keep an eye out for more information about what we have coming up!


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: https://www.facebook.com/RUDramaSociety/

Follow us on Twitter: @RUDSdrama

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

Follow us on instagram: @ruds_drama


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