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.
If you want to get involved in any of the following projects, e-mail our Theatre Development Co-ordinator Isabelle Culkin at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to provide you with more information.
Outreach 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.
Outreach Opportunities Abroad
Zambia Drama Outreach Project
The Durham Zambia Drama Outreach Project is an exciting exchange and outreach programme between students at Durham University and various groups and participants in Livingstone and Lusaka, Zambia. The project aims to use the language of theatre as a medium of communication, education and empowerment, creating drama pieces, cultivating friendships and promoting a fun time for all. The team members of Durham Student Theatre travel to Lusaka to work with children from challenging and largely impoverished backgrounds. Each day is spent partaking in and leading a variety of drama-based activities.
You can check up on the progress of the current project here. Applications for the Zambia Drama Outreach Project 2018 will open in the new academic year.
The project is generously supported and co-ordinated by Experience Durham.