Welcome to what is, in our most humble opinion, the very best society at UCL!
Where else could you find such a wide variety of roles, from acting, directing and producing, to designing the entire aesthetic of a show? Joining Drama Soc offers an abundance of experiences that, as well as being great for a well-rounded CV, are also a chance to socialise with a diverse bunch of people who all love to create.
Our ethos as UCL Drama Society is to provide as many opportunities as possible for as many people as possible, regardless of dramatic experience. Thus, we offer a range of opportunities at a variety of levels, from friendly workshops to large-scale productions. Our weekly workshops include introductions to acting, practitioners and theatre companies, and even talks and events run by industry professionals. Especially after such a difficult year for the arts, these workshops are something that we’re devoting lots of energy to.
We aim to put on two large-scale shows a year (often at our very own Blooms!), as well as several other smaller shows. Previous shows include Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again and Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, both of which were a hit, receiving high praise from UCL and beyond. The latter received Best Bloomsbury Production at the 2020 Arts Awards, highlighting the professional quality of our productions.
Our smaller shows are a fast-paced and exhilarating way of discovering your dramatic identity alongside other talented student theatre-makers. Past productions have taken place in London theatres, UCL buildings, and even outside as promenade performances!
As well as plays, we often put on festivals throughout the year, such as New Writing, Foreign Language, and of course, our PRIDE showcase. These are an ideal chance for actors, directors, writers and producers to showcase more experimental theatre, regardless of experience.
Whatever this year throws at us (and, judging from last year, it could be absolutely anything!) we’ll be ready. Regardless of your relationship to performance, from aspiring to be the next Tom Hanks, to being a casual watcher, rest assured, we have a place for you.
UCL Drama Society is a community that is inclusive and welcoming of all abilities, and dedicated to entertaining, challenging, and inspiring.
Theatre is not just for the actors, but for all of us – Augusto Boal.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, even just to say hello. We’re looking forward to meeting you all very soon. In the meantime, be sure to follow our social media accounts for some exciting news!
Blooms* shows to look out for this year:
Drama - King Charles the Third (Term One), Midsummer Night's Dream (Term 2)
Classical Play - Plato's Symposium
*Shows at UCL’s Bloomsbury Theatre
Winner of 'Best Society' at UCLU's Arts Ball 2016
Winner of Diversity and Inclusion Award at UCLU's Arts Ball 2017
Winner of 'Best Event' at UCLU's Arts Ball 2016 & 2017.
Winner of 'Best Event (Non-Performance)' at UCLU's Arts Ball 2018
Winner of ‘Diversity and Inclusion Award’ at the Student Union's Arts Ball 2019
Winner of ‘Best Blooms Show’ at the Student Union's Arts Ball 2020
Winner of ‘Wellbeing Award’ at the Student Union’s Arts Ball 2021
UCLU Drama Society have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.