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

'Someone Who'll Watch Over Me'

Presented by CTC at Norman Chapel, Castle

Thu 1 December - Sun 4 December

A Christmas Cock Up

Presented by Durham Improvised Musical at The Assembly Rooms

Sun 4 December - Sun 4 December

Get Your Sh*t Together

Presented by Tone Deaf Theatre Company at The Assembly Rooms

Thu 8 December - Sat 10 December

Tales of East Wind

Presented by Wrong Tree Theatre at Norman Chapel, Castle

Thu 8 December - Sun 11 December

Coming Home: A Concert

Presented by Hild Bede Theatre at The Assembly Rooms

Sun 11 December - Sun 11 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!


Harry Twining spends an evening inside a drained swimming pool with LTC's production of 'Penelope'.


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