Durham Student Theatre (DST) is the home of theatre at Durham University. Durham has one of the most exciting student theatre scenes in the country, with over 90 productions annually and 27 active theatre companies.  From Pinter to Porter, Shakespeare to Sondheim, there is no shortage of opportunities in DST! Read more about how to get involved in DST in a wide variety of different roles here.

 27 Theatre Companies

 90 Productions Every Year

600 Active Members


4 Durham shows selected for NSDF 2018

DST is thrilled to announce that Durham will be returning to the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) this year with four productions selected by the NSDF panel. NSDF has selected shows from Durham for the last three years, but this is the first year four Durham shows have been chosen. Durham remains one of the most successful and represented of any university at the festival.


DST is brimming with creative, like-minded individuals who come together to perform a diverse range of shows. Whether you want to be onstage, backstage, produce, direct, or even run your own theatre company, DST aims to provide opportunities and to support its members in what they love doing, and to thrive, develop, enjoy and ultimately make the most of the high quality theatre we offer.

Emma-Louise Howell

DST President