Assembly Rooms Theatre
The Assembly Rooms Theatre
The Assembly Rooms Theatre is an historic 220-seat proscenium arch theatre in the heart of Durham City. It is also home to the Durham Student Theatre exec office, a box office, workshop, green room, two changing rooms, props and costume store and a scene dock.
The theatre is located on North Bailey, opposite Hatfield College. You can find contact details and a location map on this page.
DST manages the Assembly Rooms in conjunction with the University, and we have just completed a £100,000 refurbishment programme generously funded by the Gillian Dickinson Trust. This has allowed us to restore the main auditorium to its former design, and install a modern and functional box office foyer area.
Slot Application - Epiphany 2013
This year, the slot allocations for the Assembly Rooms will be split into two parts. The deadline for the first three weeks of Epiphany term is Sunday the 18 November. The deadline for the rest of Epiphany term and the first three weeks of Easter term is Sunday 2 December. For an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org
The box office is managed by DST, and opens 30 minutes before each production starts. We accept cash or cheque (no cards). If you have booked online, please bring your booking confirmation with you.
The theatre is available for hire to outside organisations during university vacations at extremely competitive rates. To book the Assembly Rooms, or for more information please contact our enquiries line.
University theatre companies ratified to DST should see the production guide (members only) for more information on how slots are allocated to student productions.
The Assembly Rooms 'Welcome Pack' containing important information for Producers during production week can be found here.
Technical guides and more information about the Assembly Rooms can be found in the production guide (members only). This information will be supplied to hirers on request.