UCD Dramsoc is the student drama society of University College Dublin. Since the society’s foundation in 1928, UCD Dramsoc has become one of the nation’s most active societies, and one of Europe’s most active drama societies, as well as being the most active student drama society in Ireland. The purpose of Dramsoc is to foster new and upcoming talent, to encourage a love of the performing arts in its members and to provide a social forum through which lasting friendships can be made.
dramsoc is UCD’s most active society, with two performances a week, one workshop and at least one major event. Our members are involved in acting, directing, costumes & make-up, tech, construction and many other roles. The Society participates in the Irish Student Drama Association Festival which is held annually and has seen great success. In 2015, the society won four awards at the festival – Best Actress (Ali Dempsey McMahon for Duck), Best Director (Rosa Bowden for Duck), Best Sound Design (Mark McCarthy for Duck) and Best Ensemble (Punk Rock!) and was nominated in 11 of the 12 categories. In 2014, the society’s production of ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ won 7 awards at the festival.
Dramsoc was given a new home in 2012, in the Theatre in the Student Centre. Our state of the art theatre boasts a 113 seater rig, two dressing rooms, a large scene dock for set construction and professional lighting and sound system.
Come and visit us in the Theatre to get involved, or to check out one of our many shows!