Miranda House has a rich cultural heritage. There are several cultural societies which include Music, Dance and Choreography; Dramatics; Debating; Fine Arts; and Quiz Societies. Membership is voluntary. Each society has a president, elected from among the students of third year and a secretary, elected from among the students of second year. Activities are largely student driven, although students are guided by Staff Advisors from amongst teachers of the college. Close student-faculty interaction is the hallmark of most activities at Miranda House. Nominal fees are paid annually by the students to fund these societies.
Miranda House takes pride in the creative productions of its dramatic societies that have carved a niche for themselves in the serious theatre circles of Delhi.
Anukriti, the Hindi Dramatic Society, has had an uninterrupted history of prestigious productions since 1957 and is now treated at par with professional theatre groups. Each year, it produces a range of Nukkad Nataks, i.e., street plays, one-act plays and a full-length play. The full length play is the crowning event of the annual Anukriti calendar. Some of the more celebrated productions have been Khabsoorat Bahu, Godan, Jasma Odhen, Dhruvswamini, Reshmi Rumaal, Jia, and Kailasmani. The Hindi Academy of Delhi collaborated with Anukriti for its th ambitious project, Dastaan Ek Shehzaadi Ki, during the celebrations of 150 year of First War of Independence. In 2015-16, Andher Nagri by Bhartendu, a satire on state and administration, was staged. Anukriti holds its auditions for membership in the last week of July or first week of August. It organizes workshops for students, often in close collaboration with the National School of Drama. Miranda House has several alumna who are luminaries in the world of theatre, including Anuradha Kapoor, Tripurari Sharma and Hema Singh.
Ariels, the English Dramatic Society, has been producing plays since the 1950s. Ariels has always pioneered out of the ordinary productions and been a trendsetter in its use of innovative directorial devices, all of which have received appreciation in the past. Over the year students discover their interests and organize themselves into the many teams that provide support for lights, sound, set design and of course, script writing, production and acting. Ariels was invited to take part in the prestigious Ibsen Festival'10. The Dramatic Art & Design Academy (DADA) selected Ariels as one of the only five colleges that were to perform in the Little Theatre Group (LTG) Auditorium in September 2010. Two scripts were merged for this project Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure. The end product, illustrative of Ariels ventures, brought together not only both the scripts but also different cultures and time periods. Ariels also participated in the reputed Old World Festival at the India Habitat Center.
In 2015-2016 Ariels produced The Maids, by Jean Genet. Ariels also organized Vaudeville, their annual stage play festival at Akshara Theatre, in which five colleges were shortlisted to compete.