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Students and alumni launch spring theatre season

(31 January 2020)

Signs of spring are popping up around Durham, just in time for the launch of our spring season at the Assembly Rooms Theatre.

The new season comes hot off the heels of the official launch of our theatre, following a year-long, £2.5 million restoration project. The launch event was an artistic showcase and featured performances by current students and alumni as well as talks by community artists.


What's on?

The spring programme features something for everyone, including poetry, comedy, landmark drama and a sprinkling of Shakespeare. 

Highlights include a performance by multi-award-winning performance poet and alumnus of the Durham Revue, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin, an Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit and a preview of the Durham Showcase 2020.


Durham Drama Festival

Durham Drama Festival (DDF) is a key event in our student theatre calendar. The student-run drama festival features nine new plays and showcases the creative talent of our student playwrights. 

DDF is also a great opportunity to get involved in student theatre, whether you're interested in acting and directing, or lighting and costume design. 

The festival begins on Sunday 2 February 2020 with a Scratch Night, which allows our artists to test out new material on a live audience. The main performances take place over three nights, from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 February, with plenty of opportunities to take in a show or two. 


Student theatre

We have one of the most exciting student theatre scenes in the country. We have 27 student led theatre companies and our creative students come together to produce and perform over 90 productions each year.

If you're interested in theatre, there are endless opportunities for you to get involved, on stage and behind the scenes.


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