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.

Enter CIC

Enter CIC are an outstanding youth musical theatre group based in Ferryhill with their members regular appearing in the West End Chorus.  DST offer Enter CIC students workshops and masterclasses, as well as provide University students to assist in the 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 called with a group of students from Shincliffe Primary School and stage a 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 and Team Durham offer 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. Working in these camps earns you a teaching and coaching qualification.


The Durham Zambia Student Theatre 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.

Applications for the 2017 troupe have now closed! You can check up on their progress via the facebook page here.

The project is generously supported and co-ordinated by Experience Durham.