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Rottingdean Drama Society has been going strong for over half a century, performing plays to entertain not only the people of Rottingdean but ever-widening audiences in Brighton and surrounding areas. The Society's aim is to present a balanced program each year, including great classics, costume dramas, contemporary plays, comedies and pantomimes.
“Rottingdean Drama Society must be one of the bravest groups in the county” – Jeremy Malies, Sussex Express 2007
The Society was founded in 1948 and aims to perform three plays and a pantomime each year at the Rottingdean Village Hall.
High standards are sought and, over the years, entries for the annual Brighton and Hove Arts Council Drama Competition have received ten awards including recognition of the warm and welcoming theatrical environment, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Stage Setting and three times in ten years for the Best Overall Production.
Rottingdean Drama Society is proud to present, Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward and directed by Marian Myers. Performances start on 13th July 2016.
A well loved classic in which the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the seance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
For more information about booking tickets please see the Box Office page, or to book tickets now click the button below. Currently there is no booking fee!
Rottingdean Drama Society welcomes new active members throughout the year. If you are new to drama or have years of experience, please do not hesitate to come along to an audition or rehearsal and meet the other members. You will find a friendly and supportive atmosphere. [more]
If you are a regular theatre goer or would like to attend annual social events, while supporting a local drama society, Associate membership is for you!
“RDS redefine the word 'amateur'! They are always so professional” – Robert Scratchley, Hove
As an Associate Member of Rottingdean Drama Society, you not only join a membership of over 100 people, you also receive four tickets for the price of three and at least one exclusive social performance every year. [more]
New Members Evening on Friday 10th June
Posted: May 2016
A chance for anyone interested in the society to have a look round, ask questions, see some of the r... [more]
Posted: February 2016
During the pantomime we held the annual raffle in aid of two charities: Rise and House Project, rais... [more]
NEW WEBSITE: Brighton & Hove Arts Council
Posted: December 2012
Brighton & Hove Arts Council has updated and improved their website over the past couple of years an... [more]
October 2012 production, VENUS OBSERVED postponed
Posted: September 2012
The Society was due to bring VENUS OBSERVED to the stage in mid/late October. Unfortunately, we wil... [more]