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Welcome to All Saints Dramatic Society

A bit about us...

All Saints' Dramatic Society was founded in 1950, staged its first production in 1951 and has always produced quality theatre, covering a wide range of plays (including comedies, farces, thrillers and dramas), pantomimes and musicals. Home for us today is the De La Salle Theatre at St Peter’s School, Southbourne, which has a tiered 475-seat auditorium.

We currently have around 70 members of varying ages, interests and abilities. We produce four shows a year: a pantomime or musical in January; two plays in April and September; and our Friends' Evenings, usually three one-act plays but sometimes, for example, a music hall or review, in June.

We also provide a December Carol Concert for our 'Friends' and arrange a variety of regular social events, including our Christmas Annual Awards' Party in December.



It is with much sadness and disappointment that All Saints' Dramatic Society must announce our decision to postpone our planned production of 'Cinderella', our family pantomime, originally scheduled for January 2022, at Corpus Christi Parish Centre.

Due to the current uncertainty and high risk of transmission of the Omicron variant of Covid, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the production, as the health and safety of our audience, cast and backstage crew is of the utmost importance. 

This decision has not been taken lightly, and we must stress that this is not a cancellation; the production is being postponed for now, with rescheduled dates to be confirmed very soon.  Once updated performance dates have been announced, we look forward to offering those that have booked the opportunity to transfer their tickets to an appropriate future date, although refunds will be available.

A tremendous amount of effort has gone in from the cast and crew since we began the rehearsal process in September, and we look forward to sharing the final product with our loyal audience, as we all enjoy a family panto to banish the winter blues.  We look forward to seeing you all back in the theatre soon.


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Where we perform:

Corpus Christi Parish Centre

18 St James's Square

Parkwood Road




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What critics and audiences say about ASDS productions...

"All Saints’ Dramatic Society have a well-earned loyal following ..." ('Scene One Plus': September 2017)

"A magnificent team ... have produced yet another memorable success." ('Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' January 2018: 'Scene One Plus')

"I haven’t laughed so much for a long time. But the incredible thing was that the cast “became” the characters we knew & loved on the BBC TV programme. ... Not a hesitation, not a prompt, the whole show “flowed” with such professionalism," ('The Vicar of Dibley' March 2017 audience-member)

"... audiences for the remaining performances are in for a real treat, so if you haven't got a ticket, I suggest you do so quickly, ..." ('Aladdin' January 2017: 'Scene One Plus')