Welcome to DST!

About DST

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Welcome to the DST website.

DST is the union for drama at Durham University. Durham has one of the most exciting student theatre scenes in the country, with over fifty productions annually and over twenty-five active theatre companies. DST looks after those companies as well as our members, helping them out with training courses, discounted tickets, services, facilities and the management of our very own theatre - the Assembly Rooms. From Pinter to Porter, Shakespeare to Sondheim, there is no shortage of opportunities in DST. Theatre that speaks volumes

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What's On

Virginia Woolf's Orlando

Presented by Castle Theatre Company at The Assembly Rooms

Thu 28 April - Sat 30 April

Oliver Twist

Presented by Front Room Productions at Durham Indoor Market

Fri 29 April - Sat 30 April

Othello

Presented by Aidan's College Theatre (ACT) at The Assembly Rooms

Thu 5 May - Sat 7 May

The Birthday Party

Presented by Hill College Theatre Company at Senate Suite, The Castle

Sat 7 May - Sun 8 May

Joining

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From Shakespeare to Sondheim, and Pinter to Porter, there's something for everyone at DST. Becoming a member is a first step to getting involved in Durham's fantastic theatre scene, be it treading the boards, directing the action, working backstage, rigging the lights, making the costumes, designing the sound or simply enjoying the show.

If you're already a member, please login here.

If not, why not join online today? Joining DST gives you:

  • Discounts on every single production at the University
  • Access to workshops led by industry professionals
  • Some of the best socials Durham has to offer
  • Trips to professional theatres across the North East
  • The opportunity to work in the Assembly Rooms Theatre
  • Regular updates on the latest auditions and performances
  • The chance to be a part of the Durham Drama Festival.

First Night

DST's very own reviews magazine is available online!

The River

Andrew Shires reviews Lion Theatre Company's latest offering.

Technical

Find our more about DST Technical!

TechDST Technical looks after those more interested in helping out behind the scenes, be it lighting, sound or stage management. DST Technical allows you to learn while you work and develop practical technical theatre skills. Get involved today!

Theatre that speaks volumes

DST is proud to be supported by: PwC