Sheffield University Drama Society
Our cast for The Seagull

Welcome to SUDS

We are Sheffield University Drama Society.

SUDS was formed many years ago as the staff dramatic society of the University. Members now include staff, alumni, some current students and members of the local community. We stage at least two plays each year in the University Drama Studio and sometimes give performances elsewhere in support of local charities. Anyone with an active interest in drama is welcome to join us. Current students should also consider the drama and musical groups of the Students’ Union.
The University Drama Studio

Like to know more about SUDS?

See our new website and join our Membership Information list. This is how members hear about play-readings, auditions and other events. Most are held in the evenings in the University. If you join the list you will be free to leave it at any time.

Want to act?

You will be welcome to come along to SUDS’ play-readings and auditions which are open to all. They are usually held in May/June for the Autumn show and in November for the Spring show.

Want to join a Creative or Technical team?

New members interested in design, costume, lighting, sound etc. are welcome whether experienced in theatre work or just keen to learn. Look out for the Open Production Meeting for each show held around the same time as auditions. We are always happy to have new members join the teams that make our shows look and sound good.

Keen to develop Management and Marketing skills?

There are opportunities to help with publicity, ticket sales and welcoming our audiences to the theatre. Come to an Open Production Meeting and see what you might do.

Don’t want to perform but want to ask a question about SUDS?

See the Contact Us page on