Downing Dramatic SocietyDDS

The Downing Dramatic Society is brought to you by Downing College (previous alumni including Thandie Newton, Michael Winner, John Cleese, Sir Trevor Nunn and Andy Hamilton). Based in the Howard Theatre, a multi-million-pound facility generously donated by Downing Alumnus Professor Alan Howard, we present numerous shows including our now very successful annual Lent Term DDS Freshers' Play and the Downing Festival of New Writing.

The Howard Theatre, designed in the Neo-Classical style by famed architect Quinlan Terry, is a state-of-the-art facility used for both conferences and theatrical productions with a total capacity of 160 people. Its styled interior has made it suitable for many period productions such as Oscar Wilde's 'Lady Windermere's Fan', Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia', and many more. However, the space has proven, still to be incredibly versatile, being used for contemporary New Writing productions as well.

We are proving to be a major player in Cambridge's dramatic scene, funding incredibly successful shows both at and outside of the Howard Theatre and Heong Gallery.

The society is always looking for people with new ideas. Please contact us if you would like to get involved!

Current Committee:

President - Tilly White (mw822)
Vice President - Lily Ellis (lme42)
Treasurer - Bethany Taylor (bt405)
Secretary and Social Secretary - Gina Stock (grcs2)
Publicity Officer - Senya Kang (sk2239)
Freshers Officer - Alice Roberts (ar2177)
Production Officer - Margaret Saunderson (ms2920)
Festival of New Writing Officers - Lauren Herd (lh802), Louisa Graves and Libby Harris

Contact Downing Dramatic Society

Get involved with Downing Dramatic Society shows:

No opportunities are currently being advertised - why not check out the main vacancies page?

You can also see all events that have been put on by this society.


  • Sun 16 Jun
  • Mon 17 Jun
  • Tue 18 Jun
  • Wed 19 Jun
  • Thu 20 Jun
  • Fri 21 Jun
  • Sat 22 Jun
17:00 Twelfth Night Fellows’ Garden, Downing College

Past shows

See all the shows this society has been previously involved in at the society history page.