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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 1 November 2018

Hild Bede Theatre Presents: Daisy Pulls it Off

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Caedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede

Daisy Meredith is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls but the privileged students are determined to make her look bad in the eyes of the administration. Assisted by her new best friend, Daisy finds herself caught up in a series of adventures including the search for missing “Beaumont Treasure”. Can she work out the mysterious clues and save the school from closure?

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


Thursday 15 November 2018

'Sea Wall' by Simon Stephens

7:00pm, Alington House

Letterbox Productions presents 'Sea Wall' by Simon Stephens.
Things for Alex are good. He loves his wife, his daughter, his city, his job. But sometimes the force of life can crash against you. Sometimes everything you thought you could always depend on can be taken away.

Contact helena.snider@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


'Dracula'

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Norman Chapel, Durham Castle

Castle Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' in the atmospheric surroundings of Durham Castle's Norman Chapel.
As Jonathan Harker travels from London to visit the mysterious Count Dracula at his castle in Transylvania, he is warned of the evil and darkness that surrounds the Count.

Contact jennifer.baker@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 16 November 2018

Durham Opera Ensemble Present 'A Traveller's Tale'

8:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Castle, Great Hall

Travel the world with DOE.
Durham Opera Ensemble's first term show takes iconic scenes from operas set across the globe, and ties them together in a love story which will pull at your heartstrings and make you cry with joy.

Contact eloise.m.page@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 22 November 2018

Hild Bede Theatre Presents: 'Love and Information'

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Caedmon Hall, College of St Hild and St Bede

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.
In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

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


Thursday 6 December 2018

Hild Bede Theatre Presents: 'Every Brilliant Thing'

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Cafedral, Durham

A play about celebrating all that life has to offer and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories, it is both hilarious and heart wrenching. A New York Critics pick, this one person show is filled to the brim with joy and life affirming positivity

Contact hildbede.theatre@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.