Welcome

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.

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Next Production

Rottingdean Drama Society is proud to present, Gaslight, by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Gill Lake. Performances start on 12th October 2016.

This classic thriller is set in Victorian London. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately, driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a retired detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manninghams true identity and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.

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!

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Join!

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]

Associate Membership

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]





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