Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

cider-with-rosie-2017-03We hope that you will come and enjoy our productions. Faringdon Dramatic Society has 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.

And it isn’t all about the acting! 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. Why not come and join us? Everyone is welcome.

Next Production

Wishing on a Star 2019 poster

Wishing on a Star

A pantomime by Helen Thrower & Verity Roberts
Saturday 26 January 2019 - Sunday 27 January 2019
Friday 1 February 2019 - Saturday 2 February 2019
Faringdon Junior School
Directed by: Helen Thrower & Verity Roberts


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Last Production

The Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery 2018 poster

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate

A comedy by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr
Thursday 8 November 2018 - Saturday 10 November 2018
Faringdon Junior School
Directed by: Jo Webster

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15 November 2018 - Pantomime rehearsals start at 7pm in the United Reform Church Hall.

26th/27th Jan + 1st/2nd Feb 2019 - Pantomime – "Wishing on a Star" – written by Helen and Verity.

17/18th May 2019 - "Airport Tales" by Carol Libman, a light-hearted comedy - in collaboration with the Garrison Little Theatre from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada at Buscot Park Theatre.


Come Along and Join Us

FDS-10yr-serviceFDS-25yr-serviceWe 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 any reading, audition or performance published on this website and introduce yourself. Whether you want to be in a play or just help back stage or front of house you will always be made welcome.

What has FDS ever done for us? As a member of Faringdon Dramatic Society you can ... read more (FDS-MembershipBenefits.pdf).

Interested in joining the society? - click here

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

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.

Canada Exchange

GLT-logoflags-UK-CND-smlFaringdon Dramatic Society currently have an exchange partnership with the Garrison Little Theatre in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Three times now they have come here and we have gone there to put on a production.

GLT first came to Faringdon in September 2007 to perform 'Lend Me a Tenor'. Then again in October 2011 to perform a joint production of 'London Suite', followed by ‘Office Hours’ in May 2015. We are looking forward to meeting them again in May 2019 for a fourth time with their production of 'Airport Tales'.

FDS first went to Fort Erie in May 2008 to deliver a performance of 'Outside Edge', done here two weeks earlier. Then again in June 2012 to repeat the joint production of 'London Suite', done here the previous October. Then followed in June 2016 with 'Side Effects'.