Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

Happily Ever After ...GoldilocksWe hope that you will come and enjoy our productions. We have been entertaining the local community for over half a century and the standard of acting has often been compared to that seen at a professional theatre. The society has been the proud winner of many county and national awards.

We are also often complimented on the excellent quality of the stage set, make-up and costumes used in our productions. You may be surprised to hear that all are created specially 'from scratch' for each production by the hard working 'behind the scenes' members of our society.

Next Production

Abigail's Party

A comedy by Mike Leigh
10,11,12th November 2016
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Oxfordshire
Director: Jeff Barry


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Last Production

Side Effects

A comedy by Eric Chappell
18th-21st May 2016
Buscot Theatre, Buscot House, Oxfordshire
Director: Debbie Lock


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Click here for ALL past productions since 1949

Dates for your Diary

24th May 2016 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - 7.30pm for drinks and nibbles. Meeting to start at 8.00pm. The Old Town Hall, Faringdon .

28th May 2016 - FDS will take 'Side Effects' (performed at Buscot House earlier) to Canada. To be performed on 2nd and 3rd June with the help of Garrison Little Theatre from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

6-11th June 2016 - Abingdon One Act Play Festival starts. We hope to take one, or possibly two plays - “House Lights” and “Last Tango in Little Grimley”.

29th-31st July 2016 - Follyfest - possibly repeat performances of one act plays.

10-12th November 2016 - Abigail’s Party – Jeff to direct. Venue – Corn Exchange. 4th week in June scheduled for auditions.

Jan/Feb 2017 - Annual Pantomime - Arthur's Adventure. Peter (author) to direct. Revamped script. Last performed Jan 2000.


What has FDS ever done for us?

We are always pleased to welcome new members. As well as acting and directing there are always opportunities to help with set building, front of house, and much more. No experience is necessary. Just come along to a reading or audition and introduce yourself, whether you want to be in a play or just help back stage. As a member of Faringdon Dramatic Society you can ... read more.

Interested in joining the society? - click here

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We are always looking for suggestions from members for play readings and offers to direct plays of your own choice. Plenty of help is always available if you haven't directed before. Please contact us with your ideas.

Want to put your daughter/son on the stage for our pantomime? - click here.

Canada Exchange

flags-UK-CNDFaringdon Dramatic Society Garrison Little Theatre Fort Eriecurrently have an exchange partnership with the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

Exclusive Print Offer

The Tithe BarnWhen we came back from Canada, Rey Baecher gave us 10 prints of a picture of The Tithe Barn at Little Coxwell, which he has done from a photograph. Rey is a very talented artist and generously, he wants us to sell the prints and use the profits for FDS. The attached is a photo of the picture, which is about 14” x 12” in size, portrait style and comes unframed. Would anyone like to buy a print at the cost of £12.00 (FDS members £8.00)? Please contact us if you are interested.

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