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Welcome fellow thespians and theatre lovers!


My name is Teddy Turpin and I am president of the Reading University Drama Society. First off, let me congratulate for gaining a place at Reading University. On our beautiful campus the next three of four years of your life promise to be some great ones!


And that’s where RUDS comes in: being a part of our society will allow you to immerse yourself in your craft, meet like minded people, develop new skills and become part of an ever growing arts community while completing your studies in Reading. Being one of the largest societies on campus, RUDS has always strived for excellence, having won many times the RUSU Recognition Awards over the years and currently holding the 2017 ‘5 Star Society’ title. But…this society would be nothing without its wonderful, committed and enthusiastic members.


And that’s where you come in! Joining RUDS will give you an opportunity to act, direct, write plays, design costumes, set, lighting and sound, whilst contributing to the production of great entertainment across campus in the excellent facilities that RUSU and Reading has to offer.


So if you want to set free the thespian inside of you and let your creativity run wild, RUDS is here to provide you with skills, opportunities and support. If you are just looking to make friends and have some fun, RUDS is also here to for anyone wanting to enjoy great social and watch some great productions. Tempted? Make sure you join our family in what promises to be an exciting and rewarding year.

With a packed calendar of productions, socials, and trips, there truly is something for everyone. Particularly for you, dear fresher – ‘Make A Scene’ is a project we run throughout Autumn term, specifically for brand new members.  Weekly sessions run by our Creative Consultant, Tess Agus, will cover all aspects of theatre, including directing, producing, set and props design, lighting and sound, and various types of performance.  There won't be any performance at the end of this so these sessions are just relaxed and fun!


Need more convincing?  We have continual socials throughout the year consisting of nights out into Reading town, BBQs, theatre trips, movie nights and many, many more…


So come along to Make A Scene, our socials or our performances!  You won't regret it! :)


For more information, join our Facebook group!


Throughout the year, membership for students is £10.00 which allows you to take part in all our events: Productions, socials, trips, etc.  It gets you discounted tickets to all our shows, and access to our planned workshops.  It costs considerably more to take part as a non-member, so membership is encouraged, especially as we offer great value for money, considering the amount of productions and events we put on.  For non-students, membership goes up to £15.00


Buy your membership here





Reading University Drama Society is associated with the Reading University Students' Union which is a registered charity (No. 1140375)

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