Bailey Theatre Company (BTC) is St John’s College’s resident theatre company. Our inclusive and dynamic community fosters a fun and friendly atmosphere, and we pride ourselves on creating accessible and entertaining theatre within an environment that inspires camaraderie and creative innovation. Additionally, we have also partnered with John’s Music Society to deliver our own college musical which has added another dimension to BTC.

BTC seeks to encourage students of all levels of experience (and confidence) to participate in all aspects of theatre; and we endeavour to support and provide students with the resources they need to actualise their theatrical visions. As both a Durham Student Theatre (DST) company and college committee, BTC has exclusive access to performance spaces in St John’s College (e.g. the amphitheatre, Leech Hall, the Old Library, etc.), as well as university-wide venues.

Previous Shows:

The Phantom of the Opera:

“Beautiful vocals and a powerful orchestra gave a whole new definition of ‘hauntingly beautiful'” (Palatinate) 


“The acting was incredibly convincing, leading me at times compelled to shout at the characters out of frustration for their actions” (First Night) 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat:

“An exuberant explosion of musical theatre fun that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face” (Palatinate)