Below is a list of common questions you might have about our Drama Society. If you have any questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact us through any of our channels (email is probably the quickest method).
Anything related to the practicalities of putting on a show is covered in our guide How to put on a show. If you are wondering about Socials, Workshops, Volunteering or New Writing, please see their respective pages.
Last updated: November 23, 2014 at 17:12 pm
General & Membership
Alternatively, the Clubs and Societies Centre or CSC (found on the 2nd floor of the Bloomsbury Building) sells memberships throughout ‘Joining Fortnight’. Find out more here.
You can purchase a membership at any time during the academic year – just bear in mind you will get the best value from your membership if you purchase it right at the beginning of the year.
- Take part in our 20+ shows throughout the year as a director, producer, writer or actor – or all of the above!
- Attend free weekly workshops (and Masterclasses) to experiment and improve your dramatic skills
- Help out in the community by volunteering with schools and vulnerable groups
- Make plenty of new friends in our weekly organised socials
- Access our online job board to help you secure external theatre work.
For a more detailed overview of our society activities, see the About our Society page.
E.g. if you buy your membership in the last month of Term 3, your membership does not carry over into the next year – it ends after a month.
The best thing you can do is to get stuck in with our Weekly Workshops or audition for our shows! If you feel like giving back, have a go with our volunteering opportunities. If you don’t feel like doing anything remotely theatrical, but simply want to soak up the buzz and meet plenty of interesting new people, swing by our weekly socials.
Also join our Facebook group! As well as covering everything important, the group is frequently used for urgent updates or last-minute reminders that can’t be covered in the weekly emails.
- Comedy Club
- Dance Society
- Drama Society
- Film and TV Society
- Folk Society
- Jazz Society
- Live Music Society
- Musical Theatre Society
- Music Society
- Voce Gospel Society
Our Society was one of the founding members of UCLU Culture Club and the project won Best Collaboration at last years Arts Colours Awards. For more information, see the UCLU Culture Club website.
Shows & Productions
Remember: not getting into a show is not the end of the world! Also, if you want to brush up on your skills or just get stuck in with something fun, why not have a go at the weekly workshops?
Everyone is the society is notified when bidding for a particular venue/slot is opened. You can bid for any particular slot as a director or a producer. If you get the bid, it is then down to you to put your cast and production team together and put on a great show.
The bidding process is explored in detail in our How to put on a show guide.
NOTE: If you are primarily interested in the technical elements of theatre, you might find UCLU Stage Crew Society to be of interest. UCLU Stage Crew manage all the technical aspects behind most performing arts productions, including Musical Theatre and Jazz productions – see their website for more details!
For more information, see the UCLU Frequently Asked Questions.
NOTE: Due to complications with the Bloomsbury bidding process last year (2013/14), there will only be ONE UCLU Drama Society Bloomsbury show this year, Henry IV Part 1.
They are here to help you with any Drama Society-related issues! Don’t be afraid to approach any of them them in person if you have any suggestions or questions. Alternatively, if you want to find out more about what they do, or if you are looking for their contact details, see the committee page.
The new committee is “sworn in” in August before the next academic year begins.