As well as funding and facilitating our own productions, Mermaids also supports a number of other performance and arts-based societies in St Andrews, from comedy to musical theatre.
Blind Mirth are St Andrews' oldest, best, and only, Improvised Comedy group. With a free show every Monday evening in the Barron Theatre, they play both long and short form games.
The Just So Society is St Andrews' dedicated and talented musical theatre society. They perform at least one musical a semester, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! 2016-17 saw four successful Just So Society productions — Rent, Songs for a New World, Bonnie and Clyde, and Urinetown — performed in St Andrews. Their autumn season for 2017 consists of Anything Goes and Bare.
Inklight is the Creative Writing Society of the university. From poetry to plays, if you have an interest in writing creatively, these are the people you need to visit. Running regular slam poetry nights, writing retreats, and a whole host of other events, the society supports and promotes new writing.
GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY
Since 1970, the University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) Society has been meeting on a regular basis to rehearse, perform and generally appreciate the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Victorian librettist and composer extraordinaire! They are comprised of some of St Andrews’ most talented performers. However, unlike many performance-based University groups, they pride themselves on being totally un-auditioned, so anyone with an interest in music, performing or socialising is welcome to join in their appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Comedy Society is dedicated to getting St Andrew students involved in comedy, providing platforms for performance and creating a community of comedians
Dance Club is one of the largest and most diverse societies at the University of St Andrews, run entirely by the students. The society welcomes everyone -- whether you are a complete beginner or have been dancing all your life, you'll find a class to suit you!
Opera Society are a society for the performance, production and appreciation of opera.