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 100 productions annually and 30+ 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.

30+ Theatre Companies

 100 Productions Every Year

700 Active Members

Roll on Michaelmas 2021!!

After a tumultuous year, we could not be more excited to welcome to DST both our incoming freshers and our returning members!! We’ve got lots of exciting plans for the term (and even a few long term ones for the year). 
Come visit us at the Freshers Fair and at our Spotlight Event to find out more info on everything theatre here at Duhram – and to make sure you keep up to date make sure to follow us on social media (look in the left section of the purple banner!!)
We can’t wait to meet you all! 

DST Freshers Play 2021: The Crucible

Each year in Michaelmas term, DST produces a Freshers Play. This is a show entirely acted, directed, produced and teched by our 1st year members. Our choice for this year is Arthur Miller’s Classic The Crucible. Based on the Salem Witch Trails of 1692–93, the play functions as an allegory for McCarthyism in 50s America and explores themes of corruption, hysteria and justice. Applications and Auditions will take place in the first weeks of term so do keep an eye on our social media for more details on how to get invovled! 

How are we operating in COVID?

Our plans are always developing as we start looking towards the upcoming term. We have numerous different approaches to our daily running in 2021: we are offering socially distanced in-person performances, online streaming, pre-recoded shows and audio dramas. Our venues are COVID secure and our staging distanced.  

“Durham Student Theatre provides you with so many opportunities to let you grow as a creative. From videography to costume-making, there’s always a community or a company to demonstrate your talents. You all shape DST so push for what you want and let’s put on some amazing, unique, show-stopping productions!”

Lamesha Ruddock – DST President 2020-21