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Dance and Drama

All the world's a stage and no where is this more obvious that at Durham University, home to a wealth of performing talent, with colleges and student societies presenting a wonderful range of comedy, drama and music, both old and new. Durham Student Theatre group incorporates many different production companies including DULOG, Durham Shakespeare Company, Castle Theatre Company, as well as several companies based at the individual colleges, offering a lively programme, showcasing performing talent and developing backstage skills. 

The recently refurbished Assembly Rooms Theatre plays host to live performances every week of term and is available as a venue for public performances out of term time.  

Saturday 5 May 2018

Waiting for Gandalf

7:30pm to 8:30pm, The Assembly Roooms Theatre

Meet Kevin Brook. Self confessed fanatic of all things Lord of the Rings. On the eve before ‘Gandalf’ signs the official movie companion to the The Two Towers, he sits outside Fenwick’s waiting. He talks about his life-long devotion, friends who don’t understand him – and the family who never had time for him.
But what’s the real reason for his obsession with Tolkien? Why must he take his mind away from the harsh realities of life? A long-held secret is about to be revealed…

Contact theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 14 May 2018

Jesus Hoped The 'A' Train

7:30pm to 10:00pm, The Assembly Roooms Theatre

The Assembly Rooms Theatre, in partnership with our resident theatre company Elysium Theatre are thrilled to announce the northern premiere of ‘Jesus Hoped The ‘A’ Train.’
Angel Cruz is standing trial for shooting the Reverend Kim in the ass; Reverend Kim later died. Lucius Jenkins is on appeal, trying to avoid the death penalty for the murder of eight people. For one hour each day, both men share adjacent cages on Rikers Island, New York’s top security prison. Then one day they get talking.

Contact theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the umbrella organisation which supports theatre at Durham University, representing 26 individual theatre companies.

Music Durham

Music Durham is the umbrella organisation for music societies. Student-led and student run, Music Durham is supported by Experience Durham with sponsorship from PwC.