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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 23 February 2017

'The Bloody Chamber'

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Crook Hall, Durham

1TC’s present‘The Bloody Chamber’, adapted from Angela Carter’s novelette by Bryony Lavery - to be performed at Crook Hall.

Contact eleanor.k.capel-smith@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Made In Dagenham - The Musical

7:30pm to 8:10pm, Assembly Rooms Theatre

Feather Theatre Company presents Made In Dagenham, a musical set in the 1960's following the fight for equal pay of women working at the Ford Factory!

Contact joanna.c.boyle@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Five Kinds of Silence

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Durham City Theatre, Fowlers Yard

Fourth Wall Theatre presents Shelagh Stephenson’s in-yer-face production of “Five Kinds of Silence”.

As a family, Mary, Janet and Susan have endured years of abuse at the hands of Billy. Now he's dead – but his influence is far from over. As a team of lawyers and psychiatrists gradually unravel their past, the three women must learn to rebuild their lives in the wake of what has happened to them.

Contact beth.s.ismay@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 2 March 2017

Konstandin Normandeau: A Durham Play

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Alington House

Konstandin Normandeau, a man from who knows quite where, was a student at St. John's College from 1962-1964. In that time, he was kicked out twice, charged with assault and served months at a time in prison - but he also wrote some of the most unforgettable plays about the lives of the people of Durham. This biographical play explores his lasting influence on Durham today and his audacious private life.

Contact fraser.d.logue@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 12 March 2017

Holi Festival

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Welcome the spring season to Durham with our Holi festival!
The event includes timed outdoor powder throws, with a free environmentally and skin-kind powder sachet of brightly coloured Holi powder for each participant, and the opportunity to purchase additional bags.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk 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