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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.  

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Durham Drama Festival 2016

7:00pm to 7:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

Sunday 7 - Saturday 13 February 2016
Now in its 41st year, the annual Durham Drama Festival (DDF) is a showcase of the best new student theatre at Durham University. The festival is a week-long celebration of new writing, offering integrated performances, workshops and socials open to all who are passionate about theatre. DDF is a key event in the Durham student calendar, demonstrating the wealth of creative talent amongst the student body and encouraging participation in theatre in any and every capacity.

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Site-specific Night

7:00pm to 10:30pm, Various venues across Durham city

Durham Drama Festival 2016
Enjoy an exciting evening of theatre with 3 shows performed in 3 different venues in the centre of Durham. Meet at the Assembly Rooms Theatre at 6:30pm and your Durham Drama Festival guides will escort you to the location for each of the shows!
‘Mr. Sparks and His Nighttime Larks: A Love Story'
‘Your Grace'
‘Auditions'

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 11 February 2016

Black Box Theatre

7:00pm to 10:30pm, Leech Hall, St. John's College, Durham

Durham Drama Festival 2016
Enjoy a night of theatre with these 3 brand new student productions all taking place in the Black Box Theatre in Leech Hall, St John's College on both Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.
'Small Hours'
'Brand Flakes'
'The Lizards'

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Assembly Rooms Theatre

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

Durham Drama Festival 2016
Enjoy 3 brand new shows being performed in one night! All 3 plays are being shown in the Assembly Rooms Theatre on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.
'The Princes' Quest'
'Check your hair mate'
'One Small Step'

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Friday 12 February 2016

Carmen

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

Friday 12 - Saturday 13 February
Durham Opera Ensemble present their production of Carmen in the Gala Theatre.

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


Thursday 18 February 2016

Soul Music by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Imogen Eddleston

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

Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th February
In Ooook Productions latest presentation Death has gone missing, a sixteen year-old girl has taken over his job, a seductively sinister guitar has attached itself to an unwitting bard and ‘music with rocks in’ is sweeping Ankh-Morpork. What could possibly go wrong?

Contact n.s.orrell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Student Theatre

Durham Student Theatre is the union for drama at Durham University.

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