The Assembly Rooms Theatre

The Assembly Rooms Theatre

The Assembly Rooms Theatre is an historic 220-seat proscenium arch theatre in the heart of Durham City. It is also home to the Durham Student Theatre exec office, a box office, workshop, green room, two changing rooms, props and costume store and a scene dock.

The theatre is located on North Bailey, opposite Hatfield College. You can find contact details and a location map here.

DST manages The Assembly Rooms Theatre in conjunction with the university. Since we completed a £100,000 refurbishment programme generously funded by the Gillian Dickinson Trust, we have seen ever more improvements to the building allowing for a better standard of facilities and technical equipment. This allowed us to restore the main auditorium to its former design, install a modern and functional box office foyer area, and allow for better technical support for incoming productions.

Theatre Hire

The theatre is in use by DST during university term-time, however it is available for hire to outside organisations during university vacations at extremely competitive rates. To book The Assembly Rooms Theatre, or for more information please contact our enquiries line.

Informations for external hirers is available here

Slot Allocation

All DST theatre companies can apply for a slot in The Assembly Rooms Theatre during term time. 

Allocations are done on a termly basis and details of application dates and deadlines will be made available in the DST weekly emails. Information on The Assembly Rooms Theatre is available in the documents section of the members area here

Box Office

The box office is managed by DST, and opens 30 minutes before each production starts. We accept cash or cheque (no cards). If you have booked online, please bring your booking confirmation with you.






Last updated by Isabelle Culkin on Thu 15 September 2016
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