Join 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 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-membership-benefits.pdf).

For more information about the society please see our History page, FDS-A to Z (pdf), or download our PowerPoint Presentation (7MB).

Any person wishing to take part in a production, whether on stage or off, will be asked to become a member of the society and contribute to the running costs* by paying either an annual or a single production fee. This fee also covers the cost of insurance, which is essential for any member of the cast or production crew. The annual membership renewal becomes due at the AGM held each year in May.

We have provided a number of ways for you to pay:

  1. Download and fill in our FDS-MembershipForm.pdf and bring it with you to the AGM, together with your cash or cheque (payable to Faringdon Dramatic Society).
  2. Fill in the Online Membership Form below then log in separately to your own bank and make a one-off direct payment to Lloyds TSB using the details that already have been or will be provided on request. Or if you prefer, our regular members might like to set up an annual standing order payment dated for the 1st May each year. There are no bank charges for paying by this method. This is the preferred method if you miss paying at the AGM.
  3. Fill in the Online Membership Form below then either pay immediately online via PayPal or your debit/credit card using the links provided or bring a cheque to the next meeting. Please note that we lose money in bank charges (£1.05-1.56) if you pay online. If you have already submitted a membership form this year but not yet paid and wish to pay online you can go straight to our payment pagehere.

Online Membership Form

For family membership please submit a separate form for each member (but only pay once).

1. Your personal details:

Are you a current member: YesNo

2. Please indicate the areas in which you would like to participate:

1. Acting 2. Producing 3. Directing
4. Stage Management 5. Set Design 6. Set Building
7. Lighting 8. Prompting 9. Sound
10. Choreography 11. Make Up 12. Wardrobe
13. Music 14. Front of House 15. Publicity
16. Props 17. Play Writing  
Anything else that might be useful?

3. Qualifications:

Do you have a current CRB Check Certificate? YesNo
Do you have a current First Aid Certificate? YesNo
Anything else that might be useful?

4. Declaration for EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):

Your details will not intentionally be revealed to any third party. It is a condition of membership that you agree to all the conditions listed below. For further details please read our FDS Privacy Policy.

I agree that the above details may be stored on a membership database and may continue to be stored should my membership lapse in the future until informed otherwise (answer required): YesNo
I agree that the above details may be given where appropriate to other members of the society for society use (answer required): YesNo
I agree not to provide third parties with such information about other members (answer required): YesNo
I agree that photographs and relevant information that I may provide at any time may be published with discretion on our website or other media (answer required): YesNo
I agree to my name and email address being included on a mailing list to be used by the society when considered appropriate (answer required): YesNo

5. Please select one of the membership options below:

6. Please indicate how you intend to pay the membership fee: payment card logos

7. Please copy the security code exactly as shown below:

On clicking the SUBMIT button you will be taken to the Online Payment page, which you may exit if either paying by other methods, simply updating your details or submitting details for another family member. The data sent via this website is not encrypted and sent at your own risk.

Faringdon Dramatic Society FDS is an amateur theatre group and a non-profit organisation. All money received from membership fees, ticket and bar sales, and the occasional donation is used to cover the running costs of our productions. The greatest expenditure is for venue hire for both rehearsals and performances, copyright licensing, and insurance. Other expenses include staging, lighting, costumes, and props.