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 like game nights or karaoke. 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 2019, the society won three awards at the festival – Best Actor (Ryan O’ Donell for Addikt), Best Lighting Design (Amy Dunne for Addikt), Best Sound Design (Conall Gunnigan for Addikt), and was nominated for a further nine awards. In 2020, for the adapted virtual festival, the society won four awards – Best Actress (Adele Crilly for Immaculate), Best Visual Design (Isabel Hamilton for Immaculate), Best Sound Design (A.E Quinn for Concrete Island) and Best Cinematography (Daniel Culleton for Concrete Island), as well as being nominated for a further seven awards.
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!