Discover the Magic of Theatre

Enjoy the excitement of live performance with a Cheshunt Dramatic Society production


Welcome to our amateur theatre company! We are passionate about bringing the joy of performing arts to our local community. With a diverse range of talented actors, directors, and crew members, we strive to deliver captivating and unforgettable theatrical experiences. Join us on this exciting journey and discover the thrill of stepping into the spotlight.
Cheshunt Dramatic Society or CDS, is an amateur dramatic society that was founded in 1945 by Reg Moxom, with the first performance taking place in April 1946.
We rehearse on Fridays (7.30-10pm) at Cuffley Hall, where our shows usually take place. Rehearsals are also held on Mondays, not always at Cuffley Hall but nearby, when needed. We perform a variety of shows including full-length plays, one-act plays, pantomimes, sketches, and some musical-based performances. Visit our Productions and Past Productions pages to find out more about our forthcoming and past productions.
 Currently, we have about 50 members. However, there is more to CDS than acting on stage, if you are a budding photographer, make-up artist, painter or carpenter then you are needed! The group has a very active social life and attend many events together, see our Events section to find out more.


The committee is made up of CDS members who are there to make sure that everything runs smoothly in the society. They organise advertising, finances, social events and generally support the society and its members, so that each show is a good experience for all. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held, usually in May/June, for all CDS members to attend. It is an opportunity to summarise the years events and for everyone to have their say, as well as elect the Committee for the year ahead. According to our Constitution only paid up members of the group are allowed to vote.

Something for Everyone

Get Involved At CDS we all support each other to make a great show. This doesn’t just mean acting, there is a lot of work that goes into putting on a show and whatever talents you may have, there will be a job for you….

Backstage Crew:

Stage Manager
Designing and making scenery
Setting and striking scenery during shows
Designing and making props for a show
Setting and striking props during a show
Designing and making costumes
Make-up for performances
Setting and operating lights for shows
Creating and playing sound effects for shows

Supporting Roles: 

Director Musical
Director Publicity and marketing

Front of House: 

Box Office
Greeting the audience
Serving refreshments
Selling programmes
Showing the audience to their seats
Selling raffle tickets

If you prefer to have more of a backseat from the action and support us from the audience you can become an Associate Member. You would receive a Monthly Newsletter from the Society, detailing current information and news. You would also receive advance publication of our forthcoming productions and events and would be welcome to join our Social Events, plus you get £1 off your own tickets, all that for just £10 per year
To audition and be in the cast of one of our productions you need to be a fully paid up member of the Society. The annual membership fee is £40.00 per year which is payable upon joining and is renewable from the first of May annually.

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Steel Magnolias - By Robert Harding

Tickets £10.00

  • Date: 14/06/2024 07:30 PM - 15/06/2024 07:30 PM
  • Location: Cuffley Hall (Map)

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  •  12/01/2024 07:30 PM - 14/01/2024 02:30 PM
  •  30/06/2023 07:30 PM - 01/07/2023 07:30 PM
  •  13/01/2023 07:30 PM - 15/01/2023 02:00 PM

A Family Pantomime by Alan P. Frayn

  •  22/01/2022 07:30 PM

Latest Newsletter March 2024 _______________ Click on or tap CDS logo to enter Members only pages. _______________ Don't forget we need nominations for the Star Award featured in each Newsletter Just inform a committee member.