You’ve made a great decision to come to Durham. The next great decision to make is joining Durham Student Theatre: a fantastic, exciting, lively and successful community of 600 students who love the performing arts. Joining DST gives you access to one of the most vibrant theatre scenes of any university in the country. We have over 20 affiliated theatre companies and nearly sixty shows annually appear on our listings.
From Shakespeare to Sondheim, and Pinter to Porter there’s something for everyone. Becoming a member of DST is the first step to becoming a part of that scene, be it treading the boards, writing the story, directing the action, working backstage, rigging the lights, making the costumes, designing the sound or simply enjoying the show. We manage our own 220-seat
proscenium theatre, the Assembly Rooms, and run a massive programme
of exciting events throughout the year.
Joining DST is the first step to getting involved in theatre in Durham. Membership entitles you to:
- - Discount on every single production at the University
- - Access to workshops led by industry professionals
- - Weekly updates on the latest auditions and performances
- - Some of the best socials Durham has to offer
- - Trips to professional theatres across the North East
- - The opportunity to work in the Assembly Rooms theatre
- - The chance to be a part of the Durham Drama Festival
Without joining DST, you won't find out about auditions or be allowed to perform in the University's theatre - if you want to get involved in drama while at university joining DST is the place to start.
How to join
Membership of DST is great value at just £7 per year, or £15 for life.
Join online by using the links below. Payment, by any major credit or debit card, is handled by PayPal: the procedure is quick, safe and easy. Joining online gives you instant access to the members area of the website and delivery of your weekly emails will begin immediately. Alternatively, send us a cheque for the relevant amount with your name, college and year of graduation via internal mail to The Assembly Rooms Theatre.