Billingshurst Dramatic Society

1941 - 2016    75 years old and still going strong!

Come and join us!

The following should answer any questions you have, but if you need any more information, please contact us. 

At present we put on two main productions a year, usually in October and May to coincide with the state school half-term breaks. These normally run for three or four nights.

Rehearsals are held in The Women's Hall in Billingshurst High Street from 8.00pm - 10.00pm (ish) where we also stage most of our shows.

We also put on a Patrons' Party at the nearby Fishers Farm Park Theatre; this includes a meal for Patrons and friends, followed by a revue-style entertainment which is great fun for our audience and us as well! As this consists of short musical and comic pieces, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved even if you do not feel you could cope with a large dramatic or musical role - not to mention the vital backstage support.

Theatre trips are arranged two or three times a year and during the summer recess, we hold play readings. All of these are relaxed, informal and enjoyable social occasions.

We are a great team and it's 'all hands to the pump' before and after a show. Members, including the cast and production team, are expected to help with the set-build on the two weekends prior to a show and the set-strike on the Sunday immediately following. You will be amazed at what is achieved.

Our Annual General Meeting is usually held in June when member subscriptions are due at just £25.00 per year.

We could be called the Billingshurst Democratic Dramatic Society! We have no divas or superstars. In one show you could be the lead actor, in the next the director, in charge of props or painting scenery; we believe every role is important and equal in achieving dramatic excellence.