Durham Student Theatre exists as a community to create, develop and support drama at Durham University. With 1000 members, DST is brimming with creative, like-minded individuals who come together to perform a diverse range of shows. DST seeks to encourage all of its members to get involved in every possible way. Whether you want to be onstage, backstage, produce, direct, or even run your own theatre company, Durham Student Theatre 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.
Durham’s theatre scene is unlike that of virtually any other university in the UK. DST acts on one hand as an umbrella organisation for the many theatre companies affiliated to us: providing them with services such as managing and providing box-office staff, props, costumes, set, make-up, as well as a fantastic range of technical expertise and equipment. On the other hand, we’re also a union for our members: students who love the performing arts: be it treading the boards, writing the story, directing the action, working backstage, or simply enjoying the show.