Durham Student Theatre acts as a umbrella society, representing Durham’s most successful theatre companies. This year we have 35 constituent theatre companies. Read more about them below, and click on the logos to find out more!

University-Wide Theatre Companies

DST Theatre Companies are facilitated by the Student Experience Directorate and each one brings something unique to our theatre scene.

Durham Opera Ensemble

President: Caleb Mock

DOE is Durham’s leading opera society that puts on at least three operatic productions or concerts each year, ranging from fully staged opera to concert operas and operettas.

Contact: durham.opera.ensemble @durham.ac.uk  

The Durham Revue

Presidents: Jack Simmonds, Teagan Booker

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

Contact: durham.revue@durham .ac.uk

Durham University Audio Drama Society

President: Wai Yau Linus Cheung

An inclusive place for audio storytelling. We produce high quality audio dramas in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Contact: dst.audiodrama@durham .ac.uk

Durham University Classical Theatre

President: Julia Kennerley 

DUCT is committed to producing high quality productions of plays written over a hundred years ago.

Contact: du.classicaltheatre @durham.ac.uk

Durham University Light Opera Group

President: Xanthe Gibson

DULOG is Durham’s largest musical theatre society.

Contact: dulog.president@durham .ac.uk

First Theatre Company

President: Harry Threapleton

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

Contact: first.theatre@durham .ac.uk

Fourth Wall

Presidents: Abby Greenhalgh, Jasmine Starbuck

Entertaining with original/ contemporary theatre, actively encouraging inclusivity and experimental theatre.

Contact: [email protected]

Ooook! Productions

President: Eliza Davis 

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

Contact: ooook.theatre@durham .ac.uk

 

Pitch Productions

President: Emily Browning 

A theatre company providing an open, fostering platform for upcoming theatre makers and emerging writers alike. Pitch us your production, it’s as simple as that.

Contact: [email protected]

 

Polloi Productions

President: Saskia Smith

Polloi Productions is a brand new company which aims to be the most inclusive in DST, whilst focusing on classical genres.

Contact: polloiproductions@durham .ac.uk

Shellshock!

President: Ben Bradley 

Shellshock! is Durham University’s only Improvised Comedy Society, fighting a lone battle to bring unpremeditated laughter into student life.

Contact: [email protected]

Sightline Productions

Presidents: Alexa Thanni

Sightline Productions is an outreach theatre company. Our goal is to provide a platform to increase and improve the representation of underrepresented ideas, identities, or groups within Durham.

Contact: sightline.productions @durham.ac.uk

Suffragette Theatre Company

President: Abby Greenhalgh 

Suffragette Theatre Company is a now independent theatre company that focuses on political and provocative theatre.

Contact: suffragettetheatre@durham .ac.uk

The Stand

President: Alex Knipe 

Durham’s best, worst and only stand-up comedy society.

Contact:  thestand.society@durham .ac.uk

 

Tone Deaf Theatre Company

President: Amelia Shelmerdine 

TDTC was founded in 2010 with the aim of bringing and adapting musicals with a small casts of 10 or under to Durham 

Contact: tonedeaf.tc@durham.ac.uk

Walkabout Productions

Presidents: Tully Hyams, Max Shanagher 

Durham’s immersive theatre company. Untraditional, experience-oriented drama.

Contact: walkabout.productions @durham.ac.uk

Wrong Tree

President: Molly Knox 

Wrong Tree theatre is a collaborative theatre company that focuses on storytelling through devised physical theatre.

Contact: wrongtree.theatre@durham .ac.uk

Yoghurt Theatre Society

Presidents: Cai Jin, Jingyi Yang 

We create an inclusive and diverse space for theatre in Chinese languages, filling the blanks with words that are otherwise unspoken.

Contact: [email protected]

College Theatre Companies

Many colleges in Durham has their own resident theatre company that posses the friendly and inclusive atmospheres expected from colleges! Many of these TCs despite thier home colleges are open to all students so don’t rule them out without checking!

12 South Theatre

Presidents: Indie Spafford and Hannah Sheppard

St. Cuthbert’s Society’s resident theatre company offering both university-wide and college-only productions.

Contact: 12souththeatre@cuths.com

Bailey Theatre Company

President: Catherine Wilcox 

St John’s College’s resident theatre company: an inclusive and dynamic community, staging both university-wide and college-only productions.

Contact: bailey.theatre@durham         .ac.uk

Castle Theatre Company

President: Eleanor Sumner

CTC is the oldest, one of the largest, and most successful theatre companies in Durham.

Contact: castle.theatrecompany @durham.ac.uk

Feather Theatre Company

Presidents: Bede Capstick, Jo Price 

Van Mildert’s official theatre company produces high-quality productions with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. We stage performances with both open auditions and Mildert-only shows.

Contact: theatre.mildert.co.uk

Foot of the Hill Theatre 

Presidents: Shannon Hill, Emily Power 

One of the largest college theatre companies in Durham, FHTC is a Mary’s-based theatre company, focusing on comedic theatre & encouraging fresh faces to join DST. 

Contact: marys.theatre@durham .ac.uk 

Green Door Theatre Company

President: Charles Moscrop 

Green Door is St Chad’s College’s resident theatre company, but so much more!

Contact: [email protected]

Hild Bede Theatre

President: Francesca Horgan

Hild Bede Theatre is the largest college drama society in Durham. A vibrant community staging a minimum of three shows a year.

Contact: hildbede.theatre@durham .ac.uk

Lion Theatre Company

Presidents: Emilia Lewis, Imogen Melhuish 

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

Contact: lion.theatre@durham.ac.uk

Perception Theatre Company

President: Raish Holloway 

South College’s Resident Theatre Company

Contact:perceptiontheatrecompany @durham.ac.uk

Phoenix Theatre Company

Presidents: Lex Irish 

Though based in Grey, we aim to give all Durham students easy access to theatre in a fun, social and inclusive environment. We run full-scale productions while also offering casual drama sessions.

Contact: [email protected]

Rocket! Theatre Company

President: Emily Browning 

Stephenson College’s theatre company; Rocket! Theatre Company aims to support all varieties of writing, stories and theatre styles and to collaborate with its fellow college theatre companies.

Contact: rocket.theatre@durham .ac.uk

Sixth Side Theatre

President: Emilia Lewis

Sixth Side is Trevs’ resident theatre company, providing numerous performances of non-musical shows per year, for Trevs and non-Trevs students alike, with our own hexagonal flair.

Contact: sixthside.theatre@durham .ac.uk 

The Snow Globe

Presidents:  Alexandra Tyler and Alex Wishart

John Snow’s resident theatre company, with a friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Contact: thesnowglobe@durham .ac.uk 

Trevelyan College Musical Society

Presidents: Lara Mulgrew

Trevelyan College Musical Society (TCMS) offers an inclusive, friendly and relaxed environment. We produce high quality, high spirited, musical theatre that goes down a storm!

Contact: trevs.musical@durham .ac.uk

Woodplayers

Presidents: Gia Sanderson & Damola Amusa

Woodplayers is Collingwood’s resident theatre company, and we are passionate about working with people of all experience and confidence levels to make fun, engaging and thought-provoking work.

Contact: collingwood.woodplayers @durham.ac.uk