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

A Servant to Two Masters

Presented by Castle Theatre Company at Senate Suite, The Castle

Thu 26 November - Sat 28 November

The Physicists

Presented by Durham Student Theatre at The Assembly Rooms

Thu 26 November - Sat 28 November

The House of Dracula

Presented by Hild Bede Theatre at Caedmon Hall, Hild Bede

Thu 26 November - Sat 28 November

Glengarry Glen Ross

Presented by Fortnight Theatre at City Theatre

Thu 26 November - Sat 28 November


Presented by Battered Soul Theatre at St. Chad's College

Sat 28 November - Mon 30 November

Her Naked Skin

Presented by Collingwood Woodplayers at Collingwood College

Thu 3 December - Sat 5 December

The Tempest

Presented by Phoenix Theatre Company at Fountains Hall, Grey

Thu 3 December - Sun 6 December

That Face

Presented by Bailey Theatre Company at St. John's Chapel

Thu 3 December - Sat 5 December


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!

Glengarry Glen Ross

Sam Westwood delves into the world of real estate with Fortnight Theatre's debut production.


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