The UCL Drama Society is one of the country’s leading student drama companies and one of the largest and most successful performing arts societies at UCL.
UCL Drama Society has a simple aim: to create excellent and innovative student theatre. Whether you’re a seasoned actor looking to pursue a career in the theatre, or if you’ve never been on the stage in your life, joining the Drama Society is a great way to make new friends and enjoy all the exciting theatrical opportunities UCL has to offer. In fact, our society is frequently recognised at the annual Arts Colours Awards for our outstanding work. We have recently received numerous societal awards, most notably Best Society (2016), and Best Event (2016. 2017 & 2018).
Each year, UCL Drama Society puts on as many as 20 productions, meaning that you’ll rarely find a time that a play is neither in production or performance. In previous years, we have put on vivid re-imaginings of everything from Shakespeare to Philip Ridley. On campus, we boast the Bloomsbury Theatre (a listed 550-seat West End theatre where we put on two large-scale productions a year). We also regularly stamp our mark on acclaimed theatres and performance spaces across the capital. Our productions are consistently popular and critical successes, with the society garnering particular praise for our annual run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through our touring company, UCL Runaround. Each of our productions offers a number of fantastic opportunities. So whether you want to act, direct, produce, design/set/lighting/costume/props or write the next dramatic masterpiece, we are here to help develop your ideas and make them into a reality.
The UCL Drama Society also has an exceptional programme of events outside of university productions, including weekly workshops, new writing workshops, socials and volunteering opportunities.
Hello to all our new (and old!) UCL Drama Society mailing list members! My name is Khadeejah (but you can call me Deeja!) and I'm your Secretary for 2019/2020! By signing up to our mailing list, you have consented to reading any and all of my ramblings (sorry if I bore you, but I do hope I wouldn't!). A few things you should know about me: I'm a tiny 5'1 final year BA English student who's no longer a fan of books thanks to my degree and would rather spend the rest of my life watching plays and musicals if I could!
If any of you have any questions for me (or the other members of our lovely society), don't be afraid to message our Facebook page! You can find us here: www.facebook.com/UCLUDramaSoc
We've got a fantabulous week of events lined up for each and every one of our members, whether new, old, experienced, fresh into Drama, etc.!