Durham Student Theatre acts as a umbrella society, representing Durham’s most successful theatre companies. This year we have 27 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 Durham’s theatre scene.

Buttered Toast

President: Qasim Salam and Jazzy Price

Specialises in New Writing, offering showcases and scratch nights for emerging writers.

Durham Improvised Musical

President: Sophie Forster and Charlie Keable

Durham Improvised Musical is just what it says on the tin.

Durham Opera Ensemble

President: Ashleigh Charlton

DOE is the university’s leading opera group.

The Durham Revue

President: Ambika Mod

Established in 1974, The Durham Revue is Durham’s longest-running sketch comedy troupe.



Durham University Classical Theatre

President: George Breare

DUCT is committed to producing classical plays written over a hundred years ago.


Durham University Light Opera Group

President: Joe McWilliam

Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) prides itself on being Durham’s largest musical theatre society, as well as one of the largest theatre companies within DST.

First Theatre Company

President: Benjamin Foster

1TC aims to provide support and opportunities for first-time directors and producers.


Fortnight Theatre

President: Wesley Milligan

Fortnight Theatre makes powerful, exciting theatre through an intensive, two-week rehearsal period.

Ooook! Productions

President: Michael Nower

Ooook! is a friendly and outreaching theatre company, specialising in comedy productions.

Piccolo Theatre

President: George Rexstrew

Piccolo Theatre is a new company dedicated to staging contemporary small-scale productions.




Pitch Productions

President: Isabelle Culkin and Suzy Hawes

A new theatre company providing an open, fostering platform for theatre makers and emerging writers alike.

Tone Deaf Theatre Company

President: Sophie Forster

TDTC was founded with with the aim of bringing small cast modern musicals to Durham.

Wrong Tree

President: Henry Fell

Wrong Tree is the only devised theatre group in Durham, focusing on ensemble practice.


Fourth Wall


Fourth Wall is dedicated to staging high-quality dramas, as well as producing translated works and original student pieces. 

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.

Aidan’s College Theatre

President: Katerina Theodoridis

Aidan’s College Theatre is a rising theatre company associated with St. Aidan’s College.

Bailey Theatre Company

President: Fraser Logue

Bailey Theatre Company of St. John’s College intends to continue producing original plays as well as plays chosen with original intentions!

Castle Theatre Company

President: Owen Sparkes

CTC is the oldest and one of the largest theatre companies at Durham, staging shows primarily within Durham Castle.

Collingwood Woodplayers

Presidents: Nathan Chatelier and Raffaella Lobb

The Woodplayers perform four shows each year – including a musical, and are based at Collingwood college.

Feather Theatre Company

President: Izzy Mitchell

Van Mildert’s official theatre group, offering both college-only and university-wide productions.

Foot of the Hill Theatre

President: Jonathan Vautrey

The Foot of the Hill Theatre” is based at St Mary’s College and run by Mary’s Drama society.



Hild Bede Theatre

President: Zephy Losey

Hild Bede Theatre is the largest college drama society in Durham. A vibrant and friendly community, HBT stages a minimum of three shows a year.

Lion Theatre Company

President: Qasim Salam

The Lion Theatre Company (LTC), Hatfield College’s official drama society.

Phoenix Theatre Company

Presidents: Liam Gill and Max Lindon

Phoenix Theatre Company (PTC) is Grey College’s very own theatre company, which strives to help both Grey and non-Grey students alike realise their theatrical visions.

Society of Theatrical Arts at Butler

President: Kerry Alderson and Mark Bate

STAB is the Society of Theatrical Arts at Butler. We are still a theater group ‘in the making’ and very open for ideas and new people!

St. Chad’s College Green Door Theatre Company

President: Christie Clark

Green Door is St Chad’s College’s resident theatre company.

Trevelyan College Musical Society


President: Asher Glinsman

Trevelyan College Musical Society provides the colleges annual musical, created and performed by the fantastic talent of Trevelyan students!