Established in 1974, The Durham Revue is Durham’s longest-running sketch comedy troupe. Its members write and perform all material themselves and shows are put on annually at The Assembly Rooms Theatre, and the professional Gala Theatre where they perform alongside The Cambridge Footlights and The Oxford Revue. The Durham Revue also travels yearly to Cambridge, Oxford, and the Edinburgh Fringe where they perform for the full run of the festival. Their Returners Show is the first show in the DST calendar and auditions for new members take place shortly after, in first term.


President – Charlie Billingham                                                                    [email protected] 

Previous shows

Zeitgeist (EdFringe)
“Between sketches, funky music blasts and the troupe dance as they transition to the next scene, making for a consistently high-spirited, vivacious performance. Fun and energetic, ‘Zeitgeist’ further cements The Durham Revue’s long-running, uproarious reputation.” (Ed Fringe Review)
August 2018

North of the Wall
“The result was a spectacularly funny show, with the audience laughing throughout. The electric atmosphere in the room was palpable even before we sat down; The Assembly Rooms was entirely packed.” (First Night)
June 2018

Comedyfest 2018
“The Gala Theatre was packed last night, audience members clamouring to see the latest offerings from nationally-renowned companies.” (First Night)
February 2018

No Strings Attached
“There are few things more pleasurable than seeing people do what they love and do it well, and being in the presence of the Durham Revue offers that in spades.” (First Night)
January 2018

Returners’ Show 2017: Laugh Actually
“With a pulsing soundtrack creating a buoyant energy to allow rapid transitions, this hour of merriment never let a gag go stale and left the audience hooting with tears by the conclusion.” (First Night)
October 2017