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, Bristol, Leeds, London and the Edinburgh Fringe where they perform for the full run of the festival. Previous members include Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Ambika Mod, Stevie Martin and Jeremy Vine. Their Returners Show is the first show in the DST calendar and auditions for new members take place shortly after, in first term.

Previous Shows:

Death on the Mile:

“This has sincerely been the most I’ve laughed from a Sketch Comedy show, possibly ever” (First Night)


“The show was filled with all the sharp jokes, unreserved characters and creative scripting that we have learnt to expect from this professional team” (Palatinate)


“Around an hour’s worth of short sketches, each more hilarious than the last” (First Night)