Durham Student Theatre (DST) is proud to offer the opportunity to volunteer in the local community. Opportunities include teaching theatre and engaging with young and old through the arts. Our partnership with the local community is extremely important to us and we relish the opportunity to engage with our local partners.
Obvioulsy outreach will look very differen ths year. Our usual opportunites in the local community (detailed below) are currenlty on pause but there are other ways of getting involved still! Mnay of our shows often deal with sesitive subjects or raise awareness of topical issues and so partnering with charites and raising awarenss of social medias arethe main order of the day during the pandemic. If your ever want to help out with creating infoamtion packs please get in touch!
Check out our latest updates on our DST Outreach Facebook page here.
If you would like to work with us and find out more about what we offer as a society (eg, theatre and writing workshops, supporting existing projects) please contact Harry on [email protected]
Opportunities in the Local Community
Enter CIC are an outstanding youth musical theatre group based in Ferryhill with their members regular appearing in West End choruses. DST offer Enter CIC students workshops and masterclasses, as well as provide University students to assist in their high quality productions at professional theatres.
Off The Page
Off The Page is an independent theatre company that works with schools and youth groups throughout the North East area. The theatre company create their own script created with a group of students from Shincliffe Primary School and stage an annual production in The Assembly Rooms Theatre.
Dyke House School
Dyke House Sports and Technology College is an inspiring school that provides students from the Hartlepool area an outstanding education experience.
This project runs weekly, with volunteers teaching practical theatre skills and self-development running masterclasses and one off sessions.
Performing Arts Camps
Durham Student Theatre offers opportunities to work at performing arts camps, taking place outside term time during Easter and Summer. Engaging in dance and drama, the week rounds off with a performance in The Assembly Rooms Theatre. Working in these camps earns you a teaching and coaching qualification.