Recent Workshops:

  • ‘Career in Television in Front and Behind the Camera’, with Alex Macqueen (An actor on British film and TV best known for roles in The Thick of It and The Inbetweeners)
  • ‘Playwriting: Source, Character and Image’, with Laura Lomas (Channel 4 Playwright in Residence at Clean Break Theatre Company. She is under commission to The Royal Court Theatre)
  • ‘Non-Naturalistic Staging’, with Jude Christian (Director of Bodies and Lela & Co. at The Royal Court Theatre)
  • ‘Theatre Industry Q&A’, with John Godber (One of the most performed writers in the English language, won numerous awards including a Laurence Olivier Award)
  • ‘Starting in the West End’, with Ben Weaver Hincks (Production Executive at the Theatre Royal Haymarket)
This year, we’re thrilled to introduce DST’s Workshops Week, where we have a series of different workshops and Q&A sessions open to all DST members! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a bit more about different aspects of theatre, covering everything from directing to reviewing to clowning and more!
The workshops are as follows:
Reviewing Q&A, Wednesday 15th November, ,
Producing and Publicity Q&A Saturday 18th November,
Directing Q&A, Saturday 18th November,
Physical Theatre Workshop, Sunday 19th November,
Clowning Workshop, Sunday 19th November

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Durham Student Theatre workshops are organised for DST members. Whether they are focused on writing, producing, teching, acting or directing, the aim of each workshop is to widen skillsets, as well as to provide experience and career know-how. Workshops are run all through the year. They vary from starter workshops (such as introduction to auditioning, introduction to directing) at the start of the year to professionally led workshops run by industry professionals. Workshops run all of the way through the year (except during exam time).


Alongside our workshops, DST also holds a variety of socials throughout the year. These are a great chance to get to know members in the older years as well as meeting like minded theatrical friends. The highlight of the social calendar is the aptly named ‘D’Oscars’ which takes place after exams. The ‘D’Oscars’ is an evening of celebration of the top theatrical achievements throughout the year.