Act One Drama Society

Act One is Cardiff’s largest drama society.

Every year we put on several productions, all ranging in a variety of genres, and also host our award-winning annual night of original writing - Staging a Coup! If you enjoy acting, dancing, singing, socialising, or are interested in helping backstage with costumes, make-up, set design, publicity, stage management, sound or lighting, then we are the society for you!

Previously winner of 'Best Large Society' for three years in a row, we have a reputation for our friendly atmosphere, impressive productions, imaginative socials (including our annual abroad/domestic trip), and the Act One Ball! We also run smaller-scale productions, workshops and open mic nights. So if you're a fresher and want to direct - or if you don’t get cast in a main production - there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Last year, we delivered a total of 6 productions; Jungle Juice Panto, Variety Night: A Night of Nostalgia, A Few Good Men, It Could Be Any One Of Us, Posh and The Boomerang Effect. We're super excited for another year of shows, with old and new talent on stage!


Want to get in touch?

If you are interested in joining Act One or have any questions please contact a member of the Committee through Facebook, or send a message to our Facebook page:

You can also keep up to date with our current events on our Facebook group: ACT ONE 2023/24

N.B. If you are not a Cardiff University student and wish to purchase a ticket for one of our productions you can do so by creating a 'temporary account'.


Get Involved!

There's something for everyone - so come along to our auditions and/or crew sign-ups when they arrive.



Watch this space... announcments coming soon!

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  • Act One Drama Society Standard Membership£15.00
Panto- Night Three
2nd December
Pulse Nightclub (downstairs stage)
It's back and greener than ever!
Christmas Ball!
14th December
Our annual christmas ball celebration is here! Come along to celebrate a wonderful first semester


  • Classical Monologues Workshop Thu 26 Oct 2023 - Members£0.00
  • Panto- Night Three Sat 2 Dec 2023 - Members£6.00
  • Panto- Night Three Sat 2 Dec 2023 - General£8.00
  • Christmas Ball! Thu 14 Dec 2023 - General£28.00