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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.  

Thursday 19 January 2017

Company by Samuel Beckett

3:00pm to 8:00pm, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Durham Cathedral

Both moving and mysterious, Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark.’ In a performance of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, the audience are invited to become the central character in this enigmatic story world.

Contact ben.kasstan@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Richard III by William Shakespeare,

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

'Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end'.
Taking the ‘War of the Roses’ quite literally, ACT is presenting a surreal and unconventional take on Richard III – a play where the wronged seek revenge, the weak seek protection and the embittered, power-hungry Richard cuts down everyone who stands on his way to the English throne

Contact drama@st-aidans.com for more information about this event.


Tuesday 24 January 2017

Spamalot, presented by DULOG at the Gala Theatre

7:30pm, The Gala Theatre

24-28 January 2017
DULOG presents their largest show of the year, Spamalot at the Gala Theatre 24-28 January. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a thoroughly silly retelling of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Contact genevieve.burns@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 17 February 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Gala Theatre, Millenium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 February
Join Durham Opera Ensemble (DOE), accompanied by musicians from Durham University Orchestral Society (DUOS) as they present their annual opera, Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, in the Gala theatre. This is a brilliant adaptation of the Shakespearean comic classic. Britten’s beguiling composition is the perfect accompaniment to the tumultuous text.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the over-arching student theatre society for drama at Durham University, representing 27 individual theatre companies.

Experience Durham

Experience Durham is responsible for co-ordinating University sport, staff and student volunteering and outreach, and in partnership with Durham Students Union, student theatre and music