Welcome to DST!

About DST

Photograph of a Durham production

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

DFoA 2016: An Evening with Shakespeare - Music Ins

Presented by Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre at Durham Cathedral

Fri 3 June - Fri 3 June

DFoA 2016: TEDxDU 2016 Annual Conference - Elephan

Presented by TEDx Durham University at The Assembly Rooms

Sat 4 June - Sat 4 June

DFoA 2016: Arts on the Green

Presented by Music Durham at Walkabout

Sun 5 June - Sun 5 June

DFoA 2016: Leavers' Evensong

Presented by Music Durham at Durham Cathedral

Mon 6 June - Mon 6 June


Photograph of a Durham production

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!

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Charlotte Thomas settles in for a Bardic romp with Pitch Productions' latest show.


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