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Other Societies


The Oxford University Dramatic Society is the other main drama society in Oxford, primarily providing support for actors, directors, producers and other non-technical/design roles. They also provide funding to many student shows in Oxford, organise workshops and socials, run Cuppers with us, host the New Writing Festival in Hilary Term, and support an annual national tour.

For more information visit their website and their Facebook page



The ODA (Oxford Drama Assets) is a joint committee consisting of members of both the OUDS and OUTTS committees, managing a fund which is intended to invest in useful practical assets for the use of student drama in Oxford. They do this by funding capital projects and equipment purchases while soliciting funding donations from student production companies. The ODA has funded projects such as the O'Reilly Theatre QLab and video system, OUTTS's hazer, and purchase of new equipment for the Pilch studio. 

If you have a project that you think the ODA could help fund, a piece of useful equipment it could buy or would like to consider giving money to the fund, please get in touch with the OUTTS exec. 

ODA Statement of Purpose

University Drama Officer

The University Drama Officer is a full-time sabbatical officer who helps students to plan, programme and publicise student productions, organises free workshops and talks and can advise those planning a career in theatre or film after graduation. The UDO publishes a weekly Drama newsletter containing details of both student and professional drama around Oxford, as well as professional venue bid applications and various external opportunities.

To sign up to the mailing list visit or to contact the UDO email drama.officer[at]

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Oxford BAME Drama Society

The Oxford BAME Drama Society is a student theatre society for students of colour at the University of Oxford who are interested in drama. They provide a space to connect students of colour involved in the creative arts, both on and off stage. They aim to diversify the types of theatre explored on Oxford stages.

Join them on facebook here, and to keep up to date with their activities like their facebook page


The Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation is Oxford’s filmmaking society. They support and promote filmmaking at the University, and also provide a platform for showcasing student-made films at their termly screenings. They also host talks workshops and other film-related events throughout the year.

To learn more, visit their website and their facebook page

Oxford Classical Drama Society

OUCDS aims to promote classical drama in Oxford, mainly by funding the triennial Oxford Greek Play, but also by organising its own events. It offers  small loans (and grants, in some cases) to support relevant activities.

For more information visit their facebook group.


The Martin Esslin Society are a student society who oversee the O’Reilly Theatre during term time. They receive bids for the venue and programme the shows which occur each term.

For more information visit their website and facebook page


Balliol College Drama Society

The Balliol College Drama Society manage the Michael Pilch Studio, a black box venue in Oxford which prides itself on providing a highly flexible space for experimental theatre. They receive bids for the venue and programme the shows, and maintain the studio itself.

For more information visit their website and facebook page

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