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.
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Alongside it's name change (previously the London Student Drama Festival), the Act II festival has lots of snazzy new changes to its proccess and structure. PLEASE DISREGARD THE INFORMATION ABOUT ACT II IN MY PREVIOUS E-MAIL.
Each writer that applies will be invited to an interview with the Drama Soc Committee. You do not need to have experience or have a play written! We are looking for creative enthusiasm and writers will be selected based on ideas!
If you are chosen to participate in the festival, you will attend a workshop and intro meeting in December, followed by a series of writers workhsops, held by professional playrights, in January to help develop your ideas into a play. Plays will be cast at the end of January and performed sometime between late February and March. Finished plays should be around 30 minutes long. While rehearsals are taking place professional directors will come into a rehearsal to help with the development of your show.
All shows will be put on as part of the ACT II Festival. Selected shows will have the opportunity to perform again in collaboration with a producing theatre in London as part of the ‘pick of the festival’.