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 Durham – 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: Pygmalion

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 George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

Pygmalion is the story “My Fair Lady” is based on and follows the story of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins, as he tries to teach her to pass for a duchess in society after making a bet. Higgins teaches Eliza airs, graces and a veneer of gentility, but everything is not as simple as it seems.

We’re super excited to have this show on in The Assembly Rooms in week 8, please do come and see the new talent in DST then!

How are we operating in COVID?

Our plans are always developing as we start this academic year but we are aiming to continue to put on shows with sensible COVID measures. We have numerous different approaches to our daily running in 2021. We will be continuing our test to participate scheme. Testing is required at least twice per week and no more than 48 hours in advance of participation. We have returned to full capacity live performances. We are also continuing online streaming, pre-recorded shows and audio dramas.

“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 2021-22