Welcome to the Faringdon Dramatic Society's Website

dick-whittington-2018-2We 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.

Next Production

Dick Whittington 2018 poster

Dick Whittington

A pantomime by Peter Webster
27/28 Jan, 2/3 Feb 2018
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Peter Webster


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Last Production

Cider With Rosie 2017 poster

Cider With Rosie

An autobiography by Laurie Lee. Adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans.
9th, 10th, 11th November 2017
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Debbie Lock

Dates for your Diary

27-28th Jan & 2-3rd Feb 2018 - Performances of our pantomime 'Dick Whittington', written specially for FDS by Peter Webster.

May 2018 - Possibly 'Summer End' by Eric Chapell. Possibly Jo Webster to direct. Location at Buscot Theatre if possible.

May 2018 - AGM, venue and date to be decided, usually end of the month. All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments provided.

13,14,15,16 June 2018 - 'Faringdon Follies'. An evening celebrating 800 years of Faringdon's market charter and 70 years of Faringdon Dramatic Society. There will be short plays, songs, pictures, ballads, etc. Location at Buscot House.

November 2018 - Possibly 'Bedroom Farce' by Alan Ayckbourn.


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 or audition 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.