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Entertaining Ringwood since 1912

A vibrant, friendly and welcoming musical and drama company, Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society has been entertaining the community for more than 100 years. We have something for everyone – from full-blown musical productions to straight plays and choir concerts – and we value everyone whether working backstage, front of house, in the production team or treading the boards as a performer.

Latest News

The Importance of Amateur Theatre

The Importance of Amateur Theatre

With the current and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association has published a letter highlighting the importance of Amateur Theatre to the UK and a copy of this can be downloaded here. RMDS is fully committed to the...

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The show will go on – next year

The show will go on – next year

Coronavirus and the lockdown put paid to the Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society production of Barnum, which would have been staged in April. Disappointed RMDS cast members, who’d been rehearsing since October last year, were told of the...

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Summer Show 2020 – Cancelled

Summer Show 2020 – Cancelled

To all member, patrons and supporters of RMDS I am sure it will come as no great surprise to you that with the ongoing restrictions and difficulties around Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Show for 2020. We have...

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Barnum – Postponed

Barnum – Postponed

To all patrons and supporters of RMDS I am sure it will come as no great surprise to you that we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our forthcoming Easter musical Barnum. We are taking this action in response to the announcement by...

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Drama at Sea

Drama at Sea

Sailors, canoeists, paddleboarders and surfers can feel safer off the coast of Bournemouth and Christchurch thanks to fundraising by Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society. The society’s Ringwood Soirée chose the National Coastwatch Institution...

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Killing us with laughter

Killing us with laughter

An adaptation of the classic 1955 Ealing comedy film, The Ladykillers tells a tale of five criminal misfits holed up in an old lady’s house as they plan a robbery. Renting rooms from the sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce, they plot to involve her in...

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Next Productions

Barnum - Postponed till Easter 2021

Regrettably the RMDS production of Barnum is now postponed till Easter 2021