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What's On

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.  

Monday 18 June 2018

Durham Festival of the Arts 2018

Durham city

DFoA returns, bringing three weeks of music and theatre from our talented students!
Over 40 concerts, shows and performances are taking place at venues across the city, from classical concerts and live theatre to exhibitions, masterclasess and family fun.

Visit the DFoA website for full details of the programme and ticket booking

Our House

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Trevelyan College

Durham Festival fo the Arts
Musical with music and lyrics by Madness and named after one of their hit singles. Through the music of Madness. writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility, and dealing with losing the people that shape us

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Wednesday 20 June 2018

Beautiful Thing

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Cademon Hall, Hild Bede

Durham Festival of the Arts
Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story about coming out and coming of age. This comedy exquisitely depicts what it’s like to be sixteen, in the first flush of love, and full of optimism.
Performances: Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 & Froday 22 June.

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7:30pm to 9:30pm, Union Debating Chamber

Durham Festival of the Arts

In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten members of an elite dining society are bunkering down for a night of debauchery, decadence, and bloody good wine. This isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

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Legally Blonde

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Durham Festival of the Arts
Based on the novel and hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows fashion savvy UCLA sorority girl while she tackles stereotypes, sexism and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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Saturday 23 June 2018

Two By Beckett: Footfalls and Krapp’s Last Tape

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Durham Festival of The Arts

Durham Premiere.

A double bill or short plays by the master of modern drama, Samuel Beckett, each a haunting meditation on life, love and longing. Award-winning playwright Samuel Beckett transformed world drama with his surreal, poetic plays. Most famous for Waiting for Godot and Endgame, his work is presented all over the world. Elysium Theatre Company are proud to bring these two short masterpieces to Durham for the first time.

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Monday 25 June 2018

The Durham Showcase

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

Durham Festival of The Arts
The Durham Showcase is a collection of monologues, duologues and songs performed by a troupe of Durham's most talented finalist actors. The Showcase is previewing at The Assembly Rooms Theatre before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in July.

Tickets are free. To reserve tickets in advance please e-mail

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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.