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 again to our mailing list members and our paying members! For those of you who haven't yet bought membership for Drama Soc, please do so ASAP if you want to participate in our events!
You are now required to have membership to join events such as our EGM and workshops. Please buy membership on this website: studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies/drama-society. Membership is only £10 for a whole year (in my opinion, this is a GREAT deal).
I'd like to begin by apologising to you all for cancelling today's EGM. Unfortunately, due to some admin problems, we were unable to carry on with our EGM today. Instead, we have postponed it to next Friday (25th October), 5:00-7:00 pm! Location details will be announced in another email and on Facebook – watch this space!
NB: Those who want to attend the EGM are not allowed to buy membership on the day of the EGM. Please buy membership before Friday if you want to attend the EGM and run for any positions and/or vote!
To our paying members who have not signed up for our mailing list, don't fret! You will only receive emails regarding the EGM. This is because it is a Union requirement for societies to announce our EGMs to all paying members through email at least 5 working days before the EGM is due to occur. You won't receive any other emails from us (unless you subscribe to our mailing list! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you previously didn't sign up to our mailing list but would like to stay subscribed to us).
Keep reading for more details on the EGM!
PS: If democracy isn't convincing enough for you, we will have PIZZA at our EGM for ALL members attending!!