Durham Student Theatre is the official voice and umbrella organization for student theatre in Durham.
The role of DST is to act as an umbrella organization for all the theatre companies in Durham. We are based in the Assembly Rooms Theatre and our purpose is to promote involvement with theatre and support the theatre community in Durham. We do this by: organizing social events, theatre trips and workshops; offering support to individual companies and productions; liaising with the University Arts Funding Committee; and, maintaining this website and sending weekly emails about theatre auditions and events in Durham. You can read our constitution here.
Joining DST is the first step to getting involved in theatre in Durham. For one thing, you can't perform on the Assembly Rooms stage until you're a member. Also, being a member means you'll get the weekly email with all the audition, show and workshop notices, as well as a host of other benefits. You can find more information about the benefits of membership here.
Unlike most universities, there are a large number of active theatre companies in Durham (for a list with contact details click here), some attached to colleges or societies and some independent, all of which stage productions throughout the year. You don't have to join them all, however - by joining DST you get to hear about all their auditions and get discounts on all their shows.
Artslink is a termly magazine and newsletter which reviews and previews productions both in Durham and the surrounding area. It also has other interesting articles and interviews from the theatre world. If you are interested in writing theatre reviews please click here to find out how; if you have design skills and are interested in helping with please contact the Artslink Editor.
This is a chance exclusively for the new freshers to put on a production and is a fantastic way of getting involved in the Durham theatre scene. If you're interested in taking part email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org or come and find us at the DSU freshers fair.
A chance for the Durham theatre community to come together at the end of the Epiphany term, watch short summaries of any shows they missed and look forward to the productions of next term.
Durham Drama Festival
Durham's own drama festival, showcasing work from original and established writers, takes place every February. The 2005 festival was the thirtieth anniversery of the event. For more information visit the DDF homepage.
Durham's theatrical award show: all Durham shows compete for prizes in nineteen categories over one evening at the end of the Summer term in glamorous surroundings.
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