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

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 Michaelmas 2020: we are offering both socially distanced in-person performances, online streaming, pre-recoded shows and audio dramas. Currently we plan our rehearsals to be a mixture of online sessions and distanced in-person sessions where required. Our venues are COVID secure and our staging distanced.  

 Onstage: Online

Though the Covid-19 restrictions have forced us to cancel student theatre shows until further notice, we’re excited to announce a new online theatre festival this June 

Onstage: Online, a digital festival featuring both short and longer theatre productions, from both student and local Durham talent. Running from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June, and shows will be streamed each day on YouTube and there will be scheduled pre-recorded shows, too. More info here. 

Conversations in Quarantine 

We’re proud to introduce Conversations in Quarantine a series of live Q&A with artists and companies. Everything from site specific theatre to carbon neutral theatre featuring Arthur Bostrom, Nick Mohammed, John Reddel, Jake Murray and much more. 

Check it out here.

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.
Gabriella Sills

DST President 2020-21