Durham Student Theatre acts as a umbrella society, representing Durham’s most successful theatre companies. This year we have 25 constituent theatre companies. Read more about them below.
DST Theatre Companies
DST Theatre Companies are facilitated by Experience Durham and each one brings something unique to our theatre scene.
Presidents: Andrew Cowburn and Barnabas Mercer
Specialises in new writing, producing showcases for emerging writers.
Durham Improvised Musical
President: Sam Baumal
Durham Improvised Musical is just what it says on the tin.
The Durham Revue
President: Hamish Lloyd-Barnes
Established in 1974, The Durham Revue is Durham’s longest-running sketch comedy troupe.
Durham University Classical Theatre
President: Harry Scholes
DUCT is committed to producing the best of classical theatre.
First Theatre Company
President: Alex Julian-Ottie and Zoe Rucker
1TC aims to provide support and opportunities for first-time directors and producers.
Presidents: Hetty Hodgson, Charlie Whitehead, and Jack (Atticus) Whitmore
Fourth Wall is dedicated to staging high-quality dramas, as well as producing translated works.
President: William Hewitt
Ooook! is a friendly and outreaching theatre company, specialising in comedy productions.
Presidents: Kailin Solomons
A new theatre company providing an open, fostering platform for theatre makers and emerging writers alike.
College Theatre Companies
College Theatre Companies are run and managed by the JCR of the individual colleges at the univeristy. Some of these are open to all regardless of their college, others are college-only theatre companies.
Bailey Theatre Company
President: Joe Pape
Bailey Theatre Company of St. John’s College intends to continue producing original plays.
Castle Theatre Company
President: Jennifer Baker
CTC is the oldest and one of the largest theatre companies, staging shows within Durham Castle.
Cuth’s Drama Society
President: Fiona Monk
St. Cuthbert’s college theatrical society, offering both university-wide and college-only productions.
Feather Theatre Company
President: Lizzie Strahan
Van Mildert’s official theatre group, offering both college-only and university-wide productions.
Hild Bede Theatre
President: Emily Harlow and Rosie Dart
Hild Bede Theatre is the largest college drama society in Durham. A vibrant community staging a minimum of three shows a year.
Lion Theatre Company
President: Andrew Cowburn
Lion Theatre Company (LTC), Hatfield College’s drama society.
Society of Theatrical Arts at Butler
Presidents: John Broadhead and John Duffett
STAB is the Society of Theatrical Arts at Butler. We are still a theatre group ‘in the making’ and very open for ideas and new people!
St. Chad’s College Green Door Theatre Company
President: Adam Hargreaves
Green Door is St Chad’s College’s resident theatre company.