Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society (RADS) 

RADS' logo above the stage

Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society (RADS) is the resident amateur drama society at Allerton United  Reformed Church. The society has a long history and has been entertaining local audiences for decades. RADS is a friendly, sociable group and new members are always welcome. Why not come along to a rehearsal and get involved?

About RADS

RADS was founded by church member Margaret Shaw in 1974. Since then, RADS has become a well-loved fixture in the South Liverpool area, with the local community attending performances year after year.

RADS performs two full-length plays a year, usually in May and November, with an additional dinner theatre fundraiser production in January or February. Performances take place in the main hall of Allerton United Reformed Church, a venue which can seat up to 200 people.

How to Get Involved

Whether you’re interested in performing or helping out behind the scenes, there are many roles that make a successful theatre production. From acting to prompting, costumes and props, lighting and sound, publicity and promotion - the list goes on!

If you’re interested in finding out more about what RADS is doing and how you can get involved, please feel free to drop in on a rehearsal. RADS usually rehearses on Monday evenings from 19.30 until 22.00 throughout the year.

You may want to drop us a message via email or Facebook beforehand just to check rehearsals are on. To access the Hall, please use the entrance in the car park and ring the bell three times, and a member will greet you.

How to Find Us

RADS is based at Allerton United Reformed Church Hall on the corner of Mather and Booker Avenue, L18 7HD. The 86 and 86A bus route stops right outside, and West Allerton station is just a short walk around the corner.

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Our Next Production - 12th - 15th June 2024 

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, February 2024

RADS are staging a weekend theatre experience on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, February. Saturday 17th is in the form of a dinner with two plays and a two-course meal starting at 7.30pm. Sunday’s event comprises two dramas with afternoon tea and starts at 2pm. Tickets must be bought in advance. You cannot pay on the door due to catering needs. All proceeds will go to church funds. Please see David Jones or book on line via  RADS' website (below)   

8th - 11th November 2023

RADS are pleased to announce their forthcoming production of “Wanted, One Body” a comedy thriller by Raymond Dyer in the Main Hall from Wednesday 8th until Saturday 11th November.  

Tickets priced at £10 adults, £7 concessions and £4 children are available after Sunday service, via or at the door each evening. All are welcome.

By kind permission of Joseph Weinberger

Please see our website link for more information about the group, our previous performances and, if you are interested, about becoming a member.