The Oxford University Dramatic Society is the other main drama society in Oxford, primarily providing support for actors, directors, producers and other non-technical/design roles. They also provide funding to many student shows in Oxford, organise workshops and socials, run Cuppers with us, host the New Writing Festival in Hilary Term, and support an annual national tour.
The ODA (Oxford Drama Assets) is a joint committee consisting of members of both the OUDS and TAFF committees, managing a fund which is intended to invest in useful practical assets for the use of student drama in Oxford. They do this by funding capital projects and equipment purchases while soliciting funding donations from student production companies. The ODA has funded projects such as the O'Reilly Theatre QLab and video system, TAFF's hazer, and purchase of new equipment for the Pilch studio.
If you have a project that you think the ODA could help fund, a piece of useful equipment it could buy or would like to consider giving money to the fund, please get in touch with the TAFF exec.
University Drama Officer
The University Drama Officer is a full-time sabbatical officer who helps students to plan, programme and publicise student productions, organises free workshops and talks and can advise those planning a career in theatre or film after graduation. The UDO publishes a weekly Drama newsletter containing details of both student and professional drama around Oxford, as well as professional venue bid applications and various external opportunities.
To sign up to the mailing list visit ouds.org/subscribe or to contact the UDO email drama.officer[at]admin.ox.ac.uk
Oxford BAME Drama Society
The Oxford BAME Drama Society is a student theatre society for students of colour at the University of Oxford who are interested in drama. They provide a space to connect students of colour involved in the creative arts, both on and off stage. They aim to diversify the types of theatre explored on Oxford stages.
The Oxford University Filmmaking Foundation is Oxford’s filmmaking society. They support and promote filmmaking at the University, and also provide a platform for showcasing student-made films at their termly screenings. They also host talks workshops and other film-related events throughout the year.
Oxford Classical Drama Society
OUCDS aims to promote classical drama in Oxford, mainly by funding the triennial Oxford Greek Play, but also by organising its own events. It offers small loans (and grants, in some cases) to support relevant activities.
For more information visit their facebook group.
The Martin Esslin Society are a student society who oversee the O’Reilly Theatre during term time. They receive bids for the venue and programme the shows which occur each term. The O’Reilly theatre is currently dark for MT18 and HT19 while Keble college undergoes structural renovations.
Balliol College Drama Society
The Balliol College Drama Society manage the Michael Pilch Studio, a black box venue in Oxford which prides itself on providing a highly flexible space for experimental theatre. They receive bids for the venue and programme the shows, and maintain the studio itself.