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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.  

Friday 24 November 2017

TDTC presents 'The Last Five Years'

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Joachim Room, St. Hild & St. Bede

The Last Five Years' is a song cycle which charts the lives of two New Yorkers, Cathy and Jamie, as they fall in and out of love over the course of a five year relationship.
Written by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the musical's innovative structure allows audiences to follow the couple's love story from their first meeting to marriage, and back again.

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Castle Theatre Company presents 'BU21'

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Caf├ędral Durham

CTC is proud to present our first show of the year: Stuard Slade's 'BU21'.
BU21 follows six young people in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, this is verbatim theatre from the very near future.

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Thursday 30 November 2017

Ooook! Productions presents: The Foreigner

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

Thursday 30 November - Saturday 2 December
Ooook! Productions' Michaelmas Comedy
Whilst tentatively visiting a friend in Georgia, presumptions emerge that Charlie Baker’s shy demeanour is due to a complete lack of English. Unsuspecting conspirators take no notice of the apparent foreigner, exposing him to dastardly plans only he may stop.

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Sunday 3 December 2017

24 Hour Musical

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, South Bailey, Durham

24 hours before the show begins, the creative team start writing a completely new musical which they then teach to a cast in just 24 hours!
All profits from this show will be donated to MIND, the mental health charity.

Thursday 7 December 2017


7:30pm to 8:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, South Bailey, Durham

Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 December
Lion Theatre Company’s stunning new production is about to send you back to a world of child-like wonder, fusing clown and puppetry in a beautifully choreographed spectacle: MOSCOS.
With a special family-friendly Satuday matinee performance for younger children.
Don’t close your eyes. Look! Is that a spaceship? Strange dreams of distant planets are floating down to you through the skylight.

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.