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.
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.
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.
First Theatre Company
President: Benjamin Foster
1TC aims to provide support and opportunities for first-time directors and producers.
President: Wesley Milligan
Fortnight Theatre makes powerful, exciting theatre through an intensive, two-week rehearsal period.
President: George Rexstrew
Piccolo Theatre is a new company dedicated to staging contemporary small-scale productions.
President: Isabelle Culkin and Suzy Hawes
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.