What We Do

Welcome to BUST! We are a family of actors, directors, playwrights, producers, and students with nothing better to do on a Wednesday afternoon but spend time in the Edge and be enjoyably dramatic. We put on wonderful performances throughout the year, run fun weekly informal workshops and have a blast at regular socials. 

We’ve been performing since 1968 and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! Last year we performed eleven times and are planning to do the same if not even more this year. So, have a look at our upcoming shows and begin to get excited! We love performing so often because it gives everyone the opportunity to be in involved. Don’t forget, if you want to be involved but not on the stage then why not try being on the production team or join us at our weekly workshops!

Reasons to join us

BUST is the best of both worlds. We join the society to share our passion for theatre. We stay because the people you meet are some of nicest around. Whether you want to perform on stage, practice at our workshops, or spend time at our socials, BUST is the society for you! We like to think of ourselves as super welcoming, with degrees from chemistry to languages, nationalities from American to Bulgarian, and experience from nearly professional to complete beginner!

But don’t take our word for it, check out all the sweet awards we’ve won

  • In 2017, we won Best Arts Society, two of our committee members cried, and we all felt very warm and fuzzy inside.
  • In 2016, we were nominated for Best Arts Society and Best Society Event.
  • In 2013, we won Best Society Event for our performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • In 2012, we swept the floor with Best Overall Society, Best Society Event, (Sleeping Beauty the Pantomime), and Best Overall Activity Group.

Come and Meet Us

If you aren’t part of our fantastic family, but want to be, come along to our amazing events during freshers’ week! You can find more information on the freshers’ page or have a look at our social media pages!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any members of committee, even during the summer as we count down the days to a new BUST year!






Publicity Officer

Events Coordinator



Social Secretary

Welfare and Inclusivity Officer